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Monday, September 9, 2013

CFP Illustrated Gothic (12/31/13)

Just posted the following to the Popular Preternaturaliana blog:

Special Issue of Studies in Gothic Fiction: The Illustrated Gothic: Comics, Graphic Novels and Popular Culture

Complete details at http://popularpreternaturaliana.blogspot.com/2013/09/cfp-illustrated-gothic-spec-issue-123013.html.

Michael Torregrossa

CFP Tintin Conference (10/31/13)

The Adventures of Tintin (symposium)

full name / name of organization: 
University College London
contact email: 
Abstracts are now being accepted for a symposium on “The Adventures of Tintin” at University College London on 10 January 2014 in celebration of Tintin’s 85th birthday. Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, cultural, or social issues explored in the Tintin universe. All presentations will be considered for publication in a book of proceedings.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Tintin and Hergé
Tintin and comic book history
Tintin and detective fiction
Tintin and the adventure story
Tintin in translation
Censorship of Tintin
Tintin’s spinoffs
Tintin in adaptations
Tintin in films
Tintin fan culture
Tintin and geography
Tintin and travel
Tintin as cultural phenomenon
Travel and colonialism
Treatment of race in Tintin
Snowy as sidekick
Animal welfare
Tintin and gender
Tintin and masculinity; homosocial relations
Tintin in criticism

Submission Guidelines:

1. Submission deadline for abstracts (400 words) and a short biography (150 words) for your 20-minute presentation: 31 October 2013.

2. Please do not send documents as attachments.

Kindly submit abstracts to the organizers at tintinat85@outlook.com.

CFP Comics at PCA (11/1/13)

Here's the annual CFP for PCA/ACA:

Comics and Comic Art

All Proposals and Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.

Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


Comics: Strips, Books, Graphic Novels and Everything in Between

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association invites all comics scholars to participate in the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.  Details of the conference can be found at the conference website.

The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association offers a venue for scholars from across the country to share their research and exchange ideas on the growing field of comics scholarship.  Papers on all aspects of the medium are invited.

Past papers have covered mainstream, underground, and international comics; cartoons, comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels; comics in connection with film, television, and video games; writers, artists, and publishers; teaching comics at various levels; and writing and publishing comics scholarship.

This call asks for individual paper proposals or submissions for entire panels.  If you are submitting a panel, please make sure to note the members of your panel.   In addition to general papers, if a presenter would like to propose a special panel or roundtable discussion, please e-mail the chair so she can forward the request to the list and the Comics and Comic Art Facebook group.  (All interested scholars are welcome to join the group.)

Papers should be delivered in 15-20 minutes.  The PCA limits presenters to one paper given at the conference, so if you are interested in presenting a paper in the Comics and Comic Art Area, do not submit a paper to another area.

All participants are eligible for the annual Inge Award for Comics Scholarship, awarded to the top paper presented in the Comics and Comic Art Area of the PCA.  Student participants are eligible for the Lent Award for Comics Scholarship, awarded to the top paper presented by a student in the Comics and Comic Art Area of the PCA.

Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the national conference should submit a 100-200 word abstract and a short introductory bio to the PCA Database.

Please send all inquires to:
Terence Wandtke
Film and Digital Media
Judson University