Graphic Novels, comics, and popular culture-SWPCA-Joint conference with PCA 2011 San Antonio

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Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture. Any
Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.
Some topics could include:
Sequential Art and Storytelling
Fanboy culture
Manga, Anime and the Movies
Particular Artists or writers (Bendis, Steranko, Kirby, Everett, Niles, etc)
The Rise of the Graphic Novel
What is a Graphic Novel?
History of Newspaper Comics!
Gay Characters in comics
Film and Superheroes!
Adapting SPECIFIC Graphic Novels for the Screen
Racism and the X-Men
Spiderman as the Everyman
Cartoon Network: Good or Bad for Comics
Comics and Philosophy
Graphic Novels as outlets for social justice (ie,, World War III )
Comics as political satire (eg,., Tom Tomorrow, Addicted To War )
Horror Comics
The Resurrection of Captain America-Why NO comic character ever stays dead?
DC, Marvel, and Comic corporations
Indies and their role
Comics and Graphic Novels the world (eg., Tintin).
The scholarly study of Graphic Novels/comics in the academy
Libraries and Graphic Novels
These are just general examples ANY topic will be considered. Please send title and 25-200 word
abstract by Dec 15, 2010
Rob Weiner
Area Chair: Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture
Humanities Librarian Texas Tech University