Proposal to join the CFHSS

Proposal to join the CFHSS

UPDATE: VOTING PAGE NOW OPEN (version française ici)   The CSSC/SCEBD is both a scholarly association and a professional one. We are very proud of the scholarly contributions that our members make to the interdisciplinary field of comics studies and to the quality of our annual conference; however, we feel that further steps are necessary to enhance the standing of comics scholarship within our home disciplines and to grow the Society into a national scholarly association. From time to time,…

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CSSC ELECTIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

CSSC ELECTIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

As per our constitution, the CSSC holds elections every two years for all positions except President (as the secretary-treasurer position automatically rolls into the position of president). We welcome all members current on their dues to vote in this election. If you are not current, please take a moment to visit our membership page and renew. The voting page will be open until May 07.

CSSC Conference and Elections

CSSC Conference and Elections

The CSSC website has been updated and now includes payment options for CSSC membership and earlybird conference registration. The earlybird registration fee will run until the end of April. Barbara Postema is beginning to create the conference programme to share with you soon, so if you haven’t done so yet, please remember to confirm whether you will be joining us and if you’re willing to moderate.  In the meantime we are also preparing for online elections for the CSSC executive…

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CFP: The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

CFP: The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum

The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum is a proposed volume in the Critical Approaches to Comics Artists book series at the University Press of Mississippi. This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of R. Crumb, one of the most influential and celebrated, yet controversial, comics artists, and one who has been the subject of relatively little academic study to date. Essays from many disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives are welcome, including critical approaches from comics…

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Call for Papers: Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Annual Conference 2018

Call for Papers: Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Annual Conference 2018

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics invites proposals for 15 to 20-minute papers to be presented at our annual conference, on any and all aspects of comics, graphic narrative, picturebooks, and textual-visual arts. This year we would once again be particularly interested in receiving proposals on comics by and/or about indigenous peoples. Proposals from academics and independent scholars in all fields are welcome. The conference will take place in Toronto on May 10-11, at the Bloor Yorkville Marriott…

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CFP for SUPERSEX: Essays on Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero

CFP for SUPERSEX: Essays on Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero

Within the superhero genre, sexuality has often been simultaneously gratuitous and invisible. Though many superheroes wear their underwear on the outside and proudly display their hard and sensuous curves inside revealing, skin-tight costumes, historical censorship and related, prevailing assumptions about the superhero genre being primarily intended for children have meant that when superheroes get banged up and laid out, it tends to be in a fight rather than in the bedroom. Some things have, of course, changed over time. Within…

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CSSC Conference May 11-12 in Toronto

CSSC Conference May 11-12 in Toronto

The annual conference and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival are fast approaching, and here’s what’s up! At the bottom of this post you’ll find an up-to-date full programme for the conference (please note that some panels have changed and all panels will be held at the Marriott Bloor Yorkville); take a look and see what’s in store! Here are a few highlights: Keynote by Rebecca Wanzo: Wanzo, associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and founding…

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Panel CFP: Sexuality and Superheroes

Panel CFP: Sexuality and Superheroes

Within mainstream superhero comics, sexuality has often been simultaneously gratuitous and invisible. Though virtually all superheroes wear their underwear on the outside and proudly display their hard and sensuous curves inside revealing, skin-tight costumes, the Comics Code Authority long forbade any definite expressions of sexual behaviour or desire. The unequal application of this ban exaggerated the simultaneous presence and absence of sexuality; historically, while the bodies of female superheroes have been hyper-sexualized, the bodies of male superheroes have prioritized power…

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2017 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

2017 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual conference, on any and all aspects of comics, graphic narrative, picturebooks, and textual-visual arts. This year we would be particularly interested in receiving proposals on comics by and/or about indigenous peoples. Proposals from academics and independent scholars in all fields are welcome. The conference will take place in Toronto on May 11-12. Find information about the CSSC and our previous conferences on…

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