All About Harriet

Dr Harriet Earle (Hattie) is a lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University. Her first monograph – Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War – was published in July 2017 by the University Press of Mississippi. It will be reprinted in paperback this coming autumn. She is the editor of Gender, Sexuality and Queerness in American Horror Story: Critical Essays (published October 2019) and a special issue on American Horror Story in the European Journal of American Culture (published March 2019).


Her research interests include American comics and popular culture, representations of violence, protest narratives and biopolitics. She has published extensively across the field of comics and popular culture studies. Recent articles include ‘A new face for an old fight: Reimagining Vietnam in Vietnamese-American graphic memoir’ in Studies in Comics and ‘Conflict Then; Trauma Now: Reading Vietnam Across the Decades in American Comics’ in The European Journal of American Culture.


Hattie sits on the editorial board of Comics Forum and the executive committee of The British Association of Contemporary Literary Studies.


How do comics represent trauma and so what?

The Vietnam War

The images and image narratives of 'Nam

War Comics

How are comics telling war stories? What kinds of stories and why not others?


What does it mean for something to be 'American'?


Comics representations of biopolitical spaces and strategies

And the non-work stuff...

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