CFP: Comics Get Medieval 2007 (10/15/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa
contact email: 
michael.a.torregrossa@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL SESSION OF THE MEDIEVAL POPULAR CULTURE AREA

THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2007

PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZER BY 10/15/06

Now in its fifth year, proposals are being accepted for inclusion at
"The Comics Get Medieval 2007," a panel and roundtable to be jointly
sponsored by the Comics & Comic Arts Area and the Medieval Popular
Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association for the 2007 Popular
Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Boston, Massachusetts, to be held from 4-7 April 2007, at the Boston
Marriott Copley Place.

We welcome papers on the following topics for inclusion in a series of
panels and/or roundtables. Completed papers should be delivered in
15-20 minutes. All proposals will also be considered for an essay
collection to be co-edited by panel organizers, Michael A. Torregrossa
and Jason W. Tondro.

**Any aspect of comics (comic strips, comics books, graphic novels,
panel cartoons, manga, comics to film/film to comics, etc.) featuring
medieval themes

**Presentations by creators of medieval-themed comics

**Reading medieval artifacts (tapestries, architecture, manuscript
illumination, etc.) as sequential pictorial narratives ( i.e.
"proto-comics")

**Teaching the Middle Ages through the comics medium

In addition, a select list of potential topics and a bibliographic
guide to medieval comics appears as part of THE MEDIEVAL COMICS
PROJECT available at <http://MedievalComicsProject.org>.

Please submit full contact information (name, address, phone/cell, and
email), titles, and abstracts of 200-250 words to panel organizers by
15 October 2006. We will forward them to the respective area chairs.
Address all inquiries and proposals to the organizers at the following
address:

Michael A. Torregrossa
34 Second Street
Smithfield, RI 02917 -3627
Michael.A.Torregrossa_at_gmail.com
http://Michael-A-Torregrossa.com

PLEASE NOTE: Membership in the PCA is required for participation;
details will be sent from the area chair with letters of acceptance or
visit their website at < http://www.popularculture.org>.

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond