Hillary Chute

English Language and Literature

Hillary Chute is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature. Her work focuses on contemporary American literature, specifically the relationships between word and image, fiction and nonfiction that we see in contemporary comics. Her book Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Columbia University Press, 2010), examines the graphic narrative work of five authors, including Alison Bechdel and Marjane Satrapi, and argues that the medium of comics has opened up new spaces for nonfiction narrative—particularly for expressing certain kinds of stories typically relegated to the realm of the private.