Comics panel at ASA American Studies Association conference in Los Angeles

full name / name of organization: 
Eyal Amiran
contact email: 
amiran@uci.edu

A panel on American comics is forming for the ASA in Los Angeles, November 2014. Panel proposals are due by February 2, so I need to receive a short abstract and your cv by JANUARY 28, 2014.

How do comics engage the public sphere and what work do they perform for collective thought? What ideological, political, and sexual concerns do they engage? Theoretical approaches are encouraged. Work on Krazy Kat, Prince Valiant, Mickey Mouse, Little Sammy Sneeze, and early work welcome, along with work on Fantomah, Batman, and other later magical figures. Participants will need to be members of ASA for the event.

See their site at
http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/page/submit_a_proposal/
for details.

Eyal Amiran
UC Irvine
amiran@uci.edu

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
popular_culture
postcolonial
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond