Aanchal Vij is a PhD candidate at the University of Sussex where she researches American comics and graphic novels, nostalgia, and race and disability studies. She is currently working with Bloomsbury Academic as part of a CHASE placement, and is funded by SAGE Publishing to work as a ‘Hive Scholar’ with her university’s doctoral school.

Watchmen and Hunters: Reading Nostalgia, Repair, and Heroism in American Historical Fiction

    Watchmen (2019 and Hunters (2020) are both TV shows that engage with a deep sense of nostalgia and reparation: whether it is their counterfactual worldmaking with an ‘American god’ or a group of Jews who are on the ‘hunt’ to kill Nazis in post-war America, they both demonstrate… Continue reading