Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art, Lancaster University

Benoît Peeters was born in Paris in 1956. After a degree in Philosophy at the Sorbonne, he prepared his Master’s under the direction of Roland Barthes.

He published his first novel, Omnibus in 1976, followed by his second, La Bibliothèque de Villers, in 1980. Since then, he has published over sixty works on a wide variety of subjects. An expert on Hergé, he brought out Tintin and the World of Hergé and Hergé‚ Son of Tintin (Johns Hopkins University Press) He has also written essays on Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Valéry, Rodolphe Töpffer, Jirô Taniguchi, Chris Ware…

He published the first biography of Jacques Derrida in 2010. The book has been translated into English (Polity Press) and eight other languages.

He has recently been appointed by Lancaster University as UK’s first professor in graphic fiction and comic art.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art, Lancaster University

Honours

Officier des arts et lettres (France)