How to draw change: the politics of Arab comics

A seminar with Associate Professor Jacob Høigilt, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

Høigilt will present his forthcoming book Comics in Contemporary Arab Culture: Politics, Language and Resistance (I.B. Tauris 2018). Focusing on three themes – political critique, gender relations and youthfulness – he analyzes how comics represent a cultural trend of resistance to the prevailing Arab social and political order. The talk features a large number of illustrations, most of which are taken from Egypt and Lebanon.


Jacob Høigilt is Associate Professor of Middle East studies at the University of Oslo. He is also Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He has published the monograph Islamist Rhetoric: Language and Culture in Contemporary Egypt as well as in various edited collections and journals.



If you have any questions concerning the seminar, please contact our CIMS coordinator, Alexandra H. Koritzinsky, either by email:, or at: (+47) 957 21 103.

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