CFP: [General] Dragon*Con Academic Mini-Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew J. Brown
contact email: 
mattbrown@ucsd.edu

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

DRAGON*CON ACADEMIC MINI-CONFERENCE

Atlanta, Georgia
August 29-September 1, 2008

The Institute for Comic Studies and the Comics and Pop Art division of
Dragon*Con are working together to develop an academic conference for
the studies of comics and pop art to take place at Dragon*Con, the
largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science
fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film
in the US.

Please submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation that engages in
substantial scholarly examinations of comic books, graphic novels, and
pop art. A broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives
is being sought, including literary and art criticism, philosophy,
linguistics, history, and communication. Proposals may range from
discussions of the nature of the comics medium, analyses of particular
works and authors, discussions of the visual language of comics, to
comics pedagogy, and more.

The academic track of Dragon*Con represents the Institute for Comics
Studies' mission to promote the study, understanding, and cultural
legitimacy of comics and to support the discussion and dissemination
of this study and understanding via public venues.

100-word proposals due: ASAP or by August 1, 2008:

Matthew Brown
Dragon*Con Mini-Conference Chair
mattbrown_at_ucsd.edu
Subject line: "ICS: Dragon*Con Proposal"
www.instituteforcomicsstudies.org

Due to the tight deadline and scheduling constraints, early submission
is the best guarantor of acceptance

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