Paul M. Malone

Associate Professor, Associate Chair Graduate Studies, and Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies
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Literary and cultural studies (graphic novels, film, translation, performance theory)


  • PhD (British Columbia)
  • MA (McMaster)
  • BA (Calgary)
  • BFA (Calgary)


Graphic novels and comics, film, theatre, cinematic adaptations of literature, and translation are among Professor Malone's interests, as well as the works of Franz Kafka and Ödön von Horváth. He has also supervised graduate work on Goethe, Brecht, rap music, modern German literature and film. He has recently published on superheroes in German-language comics and comic strips in Viennese newspapers between the World Wars.
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Teaching interests

German literature, German film, German culture

Recent courses:

  • GER 100: Zeitgeist and Popular Culture
  • GER/REES 120: Fairy Tales, Then and Now
  • GER/REES 180: Masterpieces of Literature (German and Russian Short Stories in Translation)
  • REES 230: The Devil: Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita and Its Contexts
  • GER 431/620/720: Topics in German Literature & Culture: Volksstück
  • GER 431/620/720: Topics in German Literature & Culture: Franz Kafka: Klassische Erzählungen
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Research interests

Literary and cultural studies (comics and graphic novels, film, translation)

Selected research:

  • Malone, Paul. “Time Gamers: The Failure of the ‘New German Astérix.’” The Journal of Comics & Culture, vol. 7 (2022), pp. 47-70.

Select Publications

Article: Time Gamers: The Failure of the ‘New German Astérix.’” The Journal of Comics & Culture, vol. 7, 2022, pp. 47-70.

Article: “Flüchtlingscomics: Comics About / For / By Refugees—Across Cultures, or At Cross Purposes?” Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik, no. 141. From Far and Wide: German Studies in Canada. Ed. Andrea Speltz and Nikola von Merveldt. Bonn: Peter Lang, 2021. Pp. 63-78.

Article: “Truth, Justice..and The Austrian Way? Opposing Political Agendas, Duelling Sovereignties, And Austrian Superheroes.” Seminar, vol. 56, no. 3/4, 2020, pp. 345-67.