Martha Kuhlman

Martha Kuhlman is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University, where she teaches courses on the graphic novel, critical theory, and Central European literature. In the field of comics, she has published articles in the Journal of Popular Culture, the European Journal of Comic Art, and the International Journal of Comic Art, and contributed to the MLA volume Teaching the Graphic Novel. Recently she coedited a volume with Dave Ball titled The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing is a Way of Thinking, published by the University Press of Mississippi. She is particularly interested in comics and graphic narratives in an international context, literary adaptation, and graphic narrative representations of history.

Martha’s term of office with the Forum is from 2012 to MLA 2017.


  1. Dear Martha,

    I am a comics scholar and would like to post a CFP for a seminar about the German graphic novel. Is there a way for me to post that on your website?

    Many thanks,

    Julia Ludewig

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