{UPDATE] The Human and the Hand-Drawn Image in Comics, Animation, and Book Illustration

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2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014
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michael.chaney@dartmouth.edu

This special topics panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between the human and the hand-drawn image in all of its contemporary media forms from comics and illustrations in children's literature to animated cartoons.

Some particular questions to respond to include:

*In what ways do these images theorize the human?

*What is the status of the hand-drawn image in the age of digital reproduction? How does that status relate to the human?

*To what extent do such images intervene upon the aesthetics and politics of realism?

*How might the study of hand-drawn images and visual culture pertain to the current status of the humanities?

*How do recognizably drawn images mediate identity? How do the psychic, social, sexual, political, historical coordinates of identity change when presented as a primarily visual phenomenon?

*How does the human in hand-drawn visual culture engage with the animal, the cyborg, the post-racial, the post-human?

Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio for each proposed paper no later than December 1, 2013.

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