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San Diego Comic Con 2018: The Academic’s Eye View!

Phillip Vaughan from the University of Dundee reports on this year’s San Diego Comic Con, casting an academic’s eye over one of the biggest annual comics gatherings in the United States… I have been lucky enough to attend four San Diego Comic Cons now, presenting academic papers at the Comics Arts Conference and, from lastContinue reading San Diego Comic Con 2018: The Academic’s Eye View!

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Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced this year’s “Friday Sessions” – a full day of talks and discussions exploring comic art in all its guises, taking place Friday 12th October 2018 as part of the Festival weekend in Kendal. The “Friday Sessions” are open to academics, students and all comic fans who wish to digContinue reading Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal

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Call for Papers: Transitions 8 – New Directions in Comics Studies 2018

After a year’s hiatus, academics have announced a call for papers for the interdisciplinary Transitions 2018 symposium, taking place at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday 10th November 2018. Originally convened by PhD students in 2010, Transitions at Birkbeck College is a platform for emerging research that is free to attend and participate in. This eventContinue reading Call for Papers: Transitions 8 – New Directions in Comics Studies 2018

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Call For Papers: Retro! Time, Memory, Nostalgia – The Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference

The organisers of Retro! Time, Memory, Nostalgia – The Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference taking place at Bournemouth University (Wednesday 27th  – Friday 29th June 2018) have issued a Call for Papers. Here’s their appeal: Retro – a looking to the past – is everywhere in contemporary culture. Cultural critics like Frederic Jameson argue that retro and nostalgiaContinue reading Call For Papers: Retro! Time, Memory, Nostalgia – The Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference

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Drawing on the Past: Comic Creators wanted to mix it up with archaeologists, historians for London conference

Drawing on the Past is a two-day conference on comics and the pre-modern world at Senate House in London on 10-11th September 2018  – and the organisers are looking for comic creators who fancy being involved in workshops/ reading groups with some historians and archeologists at the event. The conference has already invited abstracts for papers, posters andContinue reading Drawing on the Past: Comic Creators wanted to mix it up with archaeologists, historians for London conference