(Dis)ability and Comics: Fifth Annual Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation
How do comics and related visual media such as illustrated books, comic strips, and animation represent disability differently from other media, and what new possibilities do they propose for thinking about or visualizing ability?
Join us for a one-day conference at Dartmouth College on Friday April 26, 2019.
A special talk will be presented by Susan Squier, author of Babies in Bottles: Twentieth Century Visions of Reproductive Technology, and Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human Frontiers of Biomedicine. Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Penn State, Squier organizes the acclaimed "Graphic Medecine" conference and co-edits the Graphic Medicine book series at Penn State University Press with Ian Williams.
For the (Dis)ability and Comics: Fifth Annual Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation we are especially interested in apers that consider comics as graphic medicine, comics and ableism, comics and neuro-divergence, autism in graphic novels and comics, disability and graphic memoir, creative titles or series by comics artists and writers who identify with or include ability-challenged perspectives, disability studies/theory approaches to contemporary comics and/or issues in comics studies, race and /or gender and sexuality and disability in comics, and comics and pictorial literacy as tools within developmental education studies.
To participate in the conference, please send a two hundred-word abstract of your talk along with a short professional bio to
Michael A. Chaney
Please be sure to submit your materials before January 28, 2019.
We hope to see you at Dartmouth College next April!