CFP: International Comic Arts Forum (3/15/07; 10/18/07-10/20/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Singer, Marcus W
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October 18-20, 2007
The Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Washington, D.C.

The International Comic Arts Forum (formerly the International Comic Arts
Festival) invites scholarly paper presentations for its twelfth annual
meeting, to be held at the Madison Building of the Library of Congress in
Washington, D.C., from Thursday, October 18, through Saturday, October 20,
2007. We welcome original proposals from a variety of disciplines and
theoretical perspectives on any aspect of comics (including comic strips,
comic books, albums, manga, graphic novels, political cartoons, other panel
cartoons, caricature, or comics in electronic media), with a special
interest in international comics. Proposals will be refereed via blind


For its scholarly presentations, ICAF prefers argumentative, thesis-driven
papers, clearly linked to larger critical, artistic, or cultural issues; we
strive to avoid presentations that are merely summative or survey-like in
character. We can only accept original papers that have not been presented
or accepted for publication elsewhere. Presenters should assume an audience
versed in comics and the fundamentals of comics studies. Where possible,
papers should be illustrated by relevant images. In all cases,
presentations should be timed to finish within the strict limit of TWENTY
(20) MINUTES (roughly eight to nine typed, double-spaced pages).

Proposals should not exceed 300 WORDS. At the bottom of the proposal, the
author should precisely state her/his audiovisual equipment needs.

AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT: Our preferred format for the display of images is MS
PowerPoint. Regretfully we cannot accommodate non-digital media such as
transparencies, slides, or VHS tapes. Presenters should bring their
PowerPoint or other electronic files on a CD or a USB key, not just on the
hard drive of a portable computer. We cannot guarantee the compatibility of
our equipment with presenters' individual laptops.

REVIEW PROCESS: All proposals will be subject to blind review by the ICAF
Executive Committee, with preference given to proposals that observe the
above standards. The final number of papers accepted will depend on the
needs of the conference program. Due to increasing interest in the
conference, in recent years ICAF has typically accepted only one third to
one half of the proposals it has received.

SEND ABSTRACTS (with COMPLETE contact information) by March 15, 2007, to
Prof. Cécile Danehy, ICAF Academic Coordinator, via email at

Receipt of proposals is acknowledged immediately; if you do not receive
acknowledgement within a few days of sending your proposal, please resubmit.

Submitters should expect to receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection
by May 15, 2007.

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