CFP: International Comic Arts Festival (3/15/06; 10/12/06-10/14/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Singer, Marcus
contact email: 
msinger@tnstate.edu

The Eleventh Annual

INTERNATIONAL COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL (ICAF)

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October 12-14, 2006

The Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Washington, D.C.

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The International Comic Arts Festival invites scholarly paper =
presentations for its eleventh annual meeting, to be held at the Madison =
Building of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, =
October 12, through Saturday, October 14, 2006. We welcome proposals =
from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. All =
proposals should address the history, aesthetics, cultural significance =
or critical reception of comic art (including comic strips, comic books, =
albums, graphic novels, political cartoons, other panel cartoons, =
caricature, or comics in electronic media). Proposals will be refereed =
via blind review.

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PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

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For its scholarly presentations, ICAF prefers argumentative, =
thesis-driven papers, clearly linked to larger critical, artistic or =
cultural issues. We strive to avoid presentations that are merely =
summative or survey-like in character. Where possible, papers should be =
illustrated by relevant images (e.g., slides, transparencies). In all =
cases, presentations should be timed to finish within the strict limit =
of TWENTY (20) MINUTES (roughly eight to nine typed, double-spaced =
pages).

Proposals should not exceed 300 WORDS. At the bottom of the proposal, =
the author should precisely state her/his audiovisual equipment needs. =
Note that ICAF cannot provide a VCR, freestanding DVD player, or =
monitor. Proposals requiring computers or data projection equipment =
should include exact system specifications. Presenters relying on =
computers are urged to bring their own equipment for backup, including =
adaptors. (Though ICAF strives to meet basic equipment needs, we cannot =
guarantee the availability or compatibility of computer equipment.)

REVIEW PROCESS: All proposals will be subject to blind review by the =
ICAF Executive Committee, with preference given to proposals that =
observe the above standards. The final number of papers accepted will =
depend on the needs of the conference program as it develops. (In past =
years ICAF has typically accepted one third to one half of the proposals =
it has received.)

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SEND ABSTRACTS (with COMPLETE contact information) BY March 15, 2006, =
TO:

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Prof. C=E9cile Danehy, ICAF Program Coordinator, Department of French =
Studies, Wheaton College, 26 Main Street, Norton, MA 02766 USA

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or via email at <cdanehy_at_wheatoncollege.edu>.

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Submitters should expect to receive confirmation of acceptance or =
rejection by 1 May 2006.

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