University of British Columbia, June 4–5, 2019 The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics invites proposals for papers and pre-constituted panels on any and all aspects of comics, broadly conceived (including cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, picture books, and visual poetry) to be presented at our 2019 annual conference. For the first time ever, the CSSC/SCEBD conference will be held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The comics form has…
Submissions should take into account creators working in French. A comparative approach with creators working in other languages is welcome. Who’s Afraid of Digital in Comics? The form to which one thinks when referring to comics can be seen to have taken into account a specific materiality, that of paper (be it newsprint, booklet or book) and editorial structures (depending on the case, penny papers, syndicates, youth oriented publications, etc.). Many formal caracteristics of comics are in fact answers to…
Critical scholarship of comics, cartoons, and graphic narratives has been a burgeoning field in research and debate for at least the last twenty-five years. Amid such scholarly richness, LGBTQ comics criticism and scholarly attention to LGBTQ comics and cartoons is at least keeping pace with a field within which it is still negotiating its position. Until recently, LGBTQ comics lurked at the edges of the mainstream or hid in plain sight, existing in a “parallel universe,” published almost exclusively in…
If you like listening to women talking about comics by/about/for women, check out the latest Feminist Media Histories podcast about their special comics issue– It’s on Soundcloud and free to everyone! Featuring interviews with guest editor Kathleen McClancy and contributors Crystal Am Nelson, Cathy Thomas, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, and CSSC member Anna Peppard!
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies Share your Research on Migration, Exile, and Diaspora in Graphic Life Narratives Deadline: 1 October 2018 http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ah/raut-si-migration-1q2018/
The latest issue of Studies in Comics features Anna Peppard‘s article, “‘A cross burning darkly, blackening the night’: Reading Racialized Spectacles of Conflict and Bondage in Marvel’s Early Black Panther Comics.” The whole issue is (as usual) great–check it out! https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=26585/
Queers & Comics Conference MAY 17 & 18, 2019 School of Visual Arts, 209 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 Submissions for Complete Panels, Panelists, and Workshops are being accepted until midnight on Sunday, September 30th, 2018. https://queersandcomics.com/call-for-panelists
CROSSING THE LINES:TRANSNATIONAL/TRANSCULTURAL COMICS STUDIES Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Canada) Co-edited by Barbara Postema (Massey U), Candida Rifkind (U of Winnipeg) and Nhora Lucia Serrano (The MIT Press). See attached info.
Check out this piece by Anna Peppard for The Walrus about Marvel’s new Inuk superhero, Snowguard! Free for all to read! https://thewalrus.ca/how-marvel-created-its-new-inuk-superhero/
Our former president, Barbara Postema, and and current VP Chris Reyz-Chicuma have chapters in this new anthology from Cambridge University Press. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cambridge-History-Graphic-Novel/dp/1107171415