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[UPDATE] 2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014
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Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College
*What is the future of illustration studies?
*What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?
*Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)?
These and related questions will be explored at the Second annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held February 28 – March 2, 2014.
Scholars interested in the illustrated image in all of its mediated guises are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. Scholarship on illustrated or drawn narrative ‘text’ is eligible for consideration, including:
comics and graphic novels
Given the uniquely plenary nature of the conference, which brings together scholarship on static and moving illustrations, preference will be given to talks that seek to bridge visual media.
POSSIBLE TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:
Other questions which could become the germ for panels or papers:
Can there be closure in animation?
And finally, the location of the conference may also be a source of inspiration for prospective participants. Not only does Dartmouth College lie in close proximity to the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, but it is also the historic home of Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss, whose illustrated books continue to awe and amuse.
Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio no later than December 15, 2013.
Send all proposals and inquiries to
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Official webpage for the conference is at: