Dr. Mark McKinney

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Irvin Hall 204
(513) 529-5646

Chief Departmental Advisor of French

Office Hours

Tuesdays: 11:00am - 3:00pm
and by appointment



1994 - Ph.D. - Cornell University

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Imperialism
  • Colonialism and immigration
  • La bande dessinée
  • Contemporary French and Francophone literatures and cultures


Selected Publications





  • "The diversionary art of Zeina Abirached in Le piano oriental," in Frederick Luis Aldama, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies, Chapter 20, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020, pp. 335–57.
  • "Bande dessinée," in Charles Forsdick, Lydie Moudileno and Etienne Achille, eds., Postcolonial Realms of Memory, Liverpool University Press, 2020, pp. 403–10.
  • "Entretien avec Mark McKinney," in Baru, ed., Baru: Catalogue déraisonnable pour une exposition fantasmée, Chaumont: Le Pythagore, 2019, pp. 178–91.
  • "La guerre d’Algérie dans Le Chemin de l'Amérique (Baru, Thévenet, et Ledran)," in Baru, Baru: Catalogue déraisonnable pour une exposition fantasmée, Chaumont: Le Pythagore, 2019, pp. 292–315.
  • With Alec G. Hargreaves, "Afterword: A Long Road to Travel," in Kathryn Kleppinger and Laura Reeck, eds., Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France, London: Routledge, 2018, pp. 257–74.
  • "L'héritage colonial de la bande dessinée," in Julien Bondaz, ed., Le magasin des petits explorateurs, Arles: Actes Sud; Paris: Musée du Quai Branly, 2018, pp. 176–81.
  • "After you, my dear fake Frenchmen: Frederick Burr Opper's Alphonse and Gaston – and Leon!," Inks, vol. 1, no. 2, summer 2017, pp. 143–64.
  • "Photography's other territories in Séra's graphic narratives on the Cambodian genocide," in Laurence Grove and Michael Syrotinski, eds., Bande dessinée: Thinking Outside the Boxes, spec. issue of Yale French Studies, nos. 131–2, 2017.
  • "Rappels croisés de la colonisation dans Qui a connu le feu (2004) d'Olivier Bramanti et Yvan Alagbé," in Philippe Delisle, ed., Bande dessinée francophone et colonisation, special issue of Outre-mers, vol. 104, nos. 392–3, December 2016, pp. 161–86.
  • "French and Belgian comics," in Aaron Meskin, Roy T. Cook and Frank Bramlett, eds., The Routledge Companion to Comics and Graphic Novels, London: Routledge, 2016, pp. 53–61.
  • "Avant-garde Abirached," International Journal of Comic Art, vol. 17, no. 1, 2015, spring, pp. 210–45.
  • "La Marche de 1983 et Convergence 84 chez les dessinateurs de bande dessinée issus de l'immigration, ou la contre-bande-dessinée," Migrance, no. 41, 2013, pp. 111–21.
  • "Les mésaventures de M. Bêton by Léonce Petit: reflexivity and satire in an early French comic book inspired by Rodolphe Töpffer," International Journal of Comic Art, vol. 15, no. 1, spring 2013, pp. 2–34.
  • "Transculturation in French comics," Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, January 2013, pp. 6–16.
  • "Sarkaricature," Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, special issue on "The Sarkozy Years," vol. 16, no. 3, June 2012, pp. 357–69.
  • "The colonial beginnings of autobiography in French comics," International Journal of Comic Art, Vol. 13, no. 2, fall 2011, pp. 344-68.
  • "Redrawing the Franco-Algerian affrontier in Là-bas," International Journal of Comic Art, vol. 13, no. 1, spring 2011, pp. 127-52.
  • "'On connaît la chanson...':Le colonialisme français au Maghreb en chansons et en musique dans la bande dessinée," Etudes Francophones, vol. 24, nos. 1-2, spring and fall 2009, pp. 70-95.
  • "Georges Remi's legacy: between half-hidden history, modern myth and mass marketing," International Journal of Comic Art, Vol. 9, no. 2, Fall 2007, pp. 68-80.
  • "La frontière et l'affrontière: La bande dessinée et le dessin algériens de langue française face à la nation." in Mireille Rosello, ed. Images, imagination:Algérie, special issue of Expressions maghrébines, vol. 6, no. 1, Summer 2007, pp. 113-33.
  • "Histoire et critique sociale dans les bandes dessinées africaines-américaines et franco-africaines" in Alec G. Hargreaves, ed. Minorités postcoloniales anglophones et francophones: Etudes culturelles comparées, Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004, pp. 199-218.
  • "Framing the banlieue," in Roger Célestin, Eliane DalMolin and Alec G. Hargreaves, eds., Banlieues (Part 2), special issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (formerly Sites), Vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 2004, pp. 113-26.
  • "It's a dog's life: Azouz Begag's Les chiens aussi," in Alec G. Hargreaves, ed., Azouz Begag from A to Z, special issue of Expressions maghrébines, Vol. 1, no. 2, Hiver 2002, pp. 131-47.