Comics Studies Conference-Chicago

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Institute for Comics Studies
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Comics Studies Conference-Chicago

March 18-20, 2011, McCormick Place Convention Center

Proposals deadline: December 1, 2010

In conjunction with the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

Institute for Comics Studies: Comic Book Convention Conference Series

The Comics Studies Conference invites proposals for scholarly presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional-focus panels, workshops and other panels centered on sequential art and comics in any form (graphic novels, comic strips, comic books, manga, web comics, etc.), comics-centric works, or adaptations of comics materials, genres, or figures into other media for its first annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

Proposals will be refereed by juried review by the ICS Conference Board.

Proposals that concern comics produced in or otherwise connected to Chicago, and proposals by Chicago-area faculty, scholars, and comics professionals are especially encouraged. Professionals are encouraged to participate as panel members and respondents, and to submit proposals for book talks. Additionally ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in CSC panels.

The Comics Studies Conference represents the Institute for Comics Studies' mission to promote the study, understanding, recognition, and cultural legitimacy of comics and to support the discussion and dissemination of this study and understanding via public venues.

Proposals deadline: December 1, 2010
Proposal submission site:

The Comics Studies Conference also meets in conjunction with the New York Comic-Con. Proposals for presentations at CSC-NY 2011 are currently being accepted (Deadline June 1, 2011). Please use the same submission site.