Call For Papers: Storytelling Conference 2018

The organisers of the Storytelling Conference 2018 (10th – 11th July) at the University of Suffolk have announced
the call for papers is now open.

They are inviting papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature o storytelling and stories substantively and methodologically.

The conference aims to bring together established academics, early career researchers, PhD candidates and students.

Topics covered by this call could include but are not limited to:

• Stories as a research method(ology)
• Storytelling in the workplace
• ‘Storied organisation’
• Stories of place, space, movement and migration
• Archaeological and historical stories
• Children, stories and storytelling
• Health and wellbeing
• Stories in and of education
• The organisation of story
• The storytelling business
• Sex and sexuality
• Ethnographic stories
• Disability and activism
• Cultures and communities
• Stories and popular culture
• Stories, leisure and sport

Welcome are traditional presentations of 20 minutes with additional time for questions, pre‐formed panels of speakers, and posters; as well as alternative modes of presentation including performance, film, photography etc.

Please send 250-word abstracts for a 20-minute presentation, 500-word abstracts for panels and 150-word abstracts for posters: storytellingpapers@uos.ac.uk

• For further information please visit the website | The deadline for submissions is Monday 30th March 2018

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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