« Progress: A Decade of Comics Scholarship » –Leeds Comics Forum
Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 2 juillet 2018
Langues : anglais
Modalités de soumission: les propositions, d’une longueur maximale de 250 mots, doivent être envoyées via le lien suivant : http://bit.ly/comicsforum2018. Elles seront accompagnées d’une biographie d’environ 100 mots.
Calendrier : Les propositions seront évaluées d’ici au 30 juillet 2017.
Contacts : Comics Forum
Lieu et date : 20-21 septembre 2018, Leeds Central Library, U.K.
Comics Forum 2018 is the tenth anniversary of the annual conference series. To celebrate this milestone, we invite scholars from around the world to join us for a two-day series of talks looking back at the subjects Comics Forum has focused on over the past decade and considering how they have changed and developed. We are now open to submissions on any of the following themes, reflecting the topics from previous years’ events (please indicate which theme you are addressing when you submit your abstract):
• Genre (2016)
• Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness (2011)1
• Materiality and Virtuality (2011)
• Multiculturalism and Representation (2012)
• Politics (2015)
• Possibilities and Perspectives (2009)
• Sculpture and Comic Art (2011)2
• Small Press and Undergrounds (2013)
• Space (2017)
• Theory and Practice (2010)
• Violence (2014)
• Women in Comics (2010)3
Submissions will be considered in any of the following three formats (please indicate which you are proposing when you submit your abstract):
• Paper: 15-minute paper on a focused topic.
• Panel: 1 hour structured discussion between three or more participants (N.B.: this should be a coherent
unit, not simply a collection of three or four papers).
• Workshop: 1 hour interactive, collaborative session aimed at producing outputs to be published on
We will also host a half-day workshop ‘Seriously Into Comics’ on 19th September. Aimed primarily at PhD students and Early-Career Researchers this will be an opportunity for younger scholars to gain access to more experienced academics at different stages of their careers, to get advice on funding, teaching and publishing, and to have an opportunity to network prior to the conference itself.