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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CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? THE YOUNG CANADIANS A special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 2018 Edited by Andrew Lesk (University of Toronto) and Barbara Postema (Concordia University) Consulting editor, Bart Beaty (University of Calgary, Canadian Editor of The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics) Drawn & Quarterly, Canada’s foremost comics publisher, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. This anniversary was an occasion for retrospection on Canadian comics, which have been influential well beyond the Canadian borders. Artists like…

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Submission call: GEEKED

Submission call: GEEKED

GEEKED call for submissions on the theme of heroes and gods. Deadline September 01 Click belw to see a sample entry: A short comic about Kismet, the Muslim superhero, commenting on current events:

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics

  Welcome to the official website for the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC). Founded in October of 2010, the aims of the CSSC are to bring together those of us interested in the study of comics, in Canada and abroad, both by putting us in touch with each other through our membership network, and also by creating vibrant forums and events for our dialogue and research.  We are currently pursuing the possibility of conferences under the aegis of…

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