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Birkbeck, University of London

Comica Symposium 2011 - Transitions 2: New Directions in Comics Studies

A one-day symposium promoting new research and the multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art. Rather than restricting itself to a specific theme, the symposium will 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.

When? November 5, 2011
Where? Rooms B36 and B04, Main Building, Malet Street/Torrington Square, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX
Register: The symposium is free to attend, for further information and to register contact Tony at

Keynote address - Professor Kent Worcester (Professor of Political Science, Marymount Manhattan College)
Respondents - Dr. Roger Sabin (University of the Arts), Dr. Julia Round (Bournemouth)
Schedule and abstracts available to download at the webpage:

Transitions 2 is part of Comica 2011, the London International Comics Festival and is organised in association with Birkbeck, University of London, Studies in Comics, European Comic Art, the Contemporary Fiction Seminar and The Comics Grid.