Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration (abstracts due: November 15)
Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration is a special-topics panel to be held at the 2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, February 28 – March 2, 2014.
This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between childhood or adolescence and the hand-drawn image in all of its forms, from comics and illustrations in children's literature to animated films.
Two primary question this panel asks are:
1) How does the child continue to configure comics, illustrated books, and/or animation even when particular texts in those media are not geared for children?
2) What does the durable association with the child do for comics, illustrated books, and/or animation now? What cultural work does it accomplish?
In addition to papers on individual texts or artists whose works merit consideration given the topic, we also welcome papers that take up these questions with a comparative view, interpreting our targeted media forms (animation, illustration, and comics/graphic novels) in light of one another.
Please send all abstracts with a short bio to Michael Chaney at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov 15, 2013.
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