UPDATE - COMICA SYMPOSIUM 2011 - Transitions 2 New Directions in Comics Studies

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Birkbeck, University of London

A one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

November 5, 2011, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX

CFP Deadline July 31st 2011

Transitions 2 is a one-day symposium devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms. Rather than be restricted itself to a specific theme, the aim of the symposium is to highlight research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodologies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge.

By thinking about comics across different disciplines, the intention is to spark debate and address a wide spectrum of questions. We welcome abstracts of 250-300 words for twenty minute papers on topics as diverse as, but not limited to:

international iterations: manga, bande dessinée, fumetti etc. – children's comics – superheroes – non-fiction comics – the (im)materiality of comics – formalist approaches – cultural histories – adaptation/remediation – autographics –early comics – comic strips – small press – alternative comics/underground comix – comics narratologies – political comics – comics and cultural theory – audiences – comics and the archive – subjectivity in comics – graphic medicine – fan subcultures – comics as historiography – key creators...

Abstracts should be submitted by July 31 2011 to Tony at transitions.symposium@gmail.com

For further details see http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/news/comica-symposium-2011