CFP: Comics Get Medieval (10/15/07; PCA/ACA, 3/19/08-3/22/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa
contact email: 
popular.culture.and.the.middle.ages@gmail.com

THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2008
CALL FOR PAPERS (San Francisco 19-22 March 2008)
SPECIAL SESSION OF THE MEDIEVAL POPULAR CULTURE AREA
PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZER BY 15 Oct 2007

Now in its fifth year, proposals are being accepted for inclusion at "The
Comics Get Medieval 2008," a panel and roundtable sponsored by the Medieval
Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) for the 2008
Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture
Associations to be held from 19-22 March 2008 at the San Francisco Marriott,
San Francisco, California, USA.

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 (depending on the number of presenters). All proposals will also be
considered for inclusion in an essay collection to be edited by the panel
organizer. (Individuals only interested in submitting for the collection
should also send proposals by 15 October 2007 and indicate their preference
in the email.)

***Any aspect of comics (comic strips, comics books, graphic novels, manga,
panel cartoons, comics to film/film to comics, etc.) featuring medieval
themes either in stories set during the Middle Ages or in stories presenting
some element of the medieval in the post-medieval era

***Presentations by creators of medieval-themed comics

***Teaching the Middle Ages or Medieval Studies through the comics medium

***Reading medieval artifacts (architectural elements, manuscript
illumination, tapestries, etc.) as sequential pictorial narratives (i.e.
"proto-comics")
In addition, a select list of potential topics and a bibliographic guide to
medieval comics appears as part of THE MEDIEVAL COMICS PROJECT web site
available at <http://MedievalComicsProject.org<http://medievalcomicsproject.org/>
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By 15 October 2007, please submit full contact information (name, address,
phone/cell, and email), titles, and abstracts of 300-500 words to panel
organizer, who will then forward them to area chair. Address all inquiries
and proposals to the organizer at the following address:

Michael A. Torregrossa
34 2nd Street
Smithfield, RI 02917-3627
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages-at-gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: Membership in 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>.

--Michael A. Torregrossa, M.A.Co-Founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ageshttp://PopularCultureandtheMiddleAges.org ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Fri May 11 2007 - 18:57:14 EDT

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches