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Call for Creative Participation: Beyond the two solitudes in the Canadian comics world: Communication between Canadian comics and Canadian bande dessinée

Call for Creative Participation: Beyond the two solitudes in the Canadian comics world: Communication between Canadian comics and Canadian bande dessinée

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Hi CSSC/SCEBD Members and Readers!

Excited to share with you all a call for creative participation that focuses on the communication between Canadian Comics and Canadian Canadian bande dessinée.

The call invites professional, amateur and emerging artists (i.e. graphic arts students), to submit a strip (of 3 frames minimum to one page maximum, on paper or digital) depicting the connections between French-speaking, English-speaking Canadian comics, and/or Indigenous comics.

The ten winners will  be selected and will receive a prize (the first one, 1000$, the second one, 500$, and the next ones, 250$),and will have their creative work exhibited in an official public space (museum, university campus, …) in various Canadian cities for one month in 2021-2022.

Submission of the created comics: 30/04/2021
Announcement of the winners: 15/05/2021
Selected works will be exhibited:

  • Alberta: 09/2021
  • Saskatchewan: 10/2021
  • Manitoba, 11/2021
  • Québec, 12/2021
  • Ontario, 01/2022
  • Maritimes, 02/2022

For more information, please visit the website: https://beyondthe2solitudes.wordpress.com/ 

Contact:

  • Chris Reyns-Chikuma (reynschi@ualberta.ca),
  • Sylvain Lemay (sylvain.lemay@uqo.ca), and
  • Sylvain Rheault (sylvain.rheault@uregina.ca)

For full CFP details please see below or this link: 2 solitudes Appel à contributions créatives 

All the Best,
Erika Chung
VP Communication (English), Canadian Society for the Study of Comics


En 1945, Hugh MacLennan, Canadien-Montréalais anglophone, publie son deuxième roman intitulé Two Solitudes. Ce livre remporte un énorme succès et l’expression « 2 solitudes » en français et en anglais a rapidement pris racine dans la culture canadienne pour traduire le manque de communication entre les 2 communautés linguistiques, francophone et anglophone. Ce manque était réel tant dans la vie quotidienne et ordinaire que dans la vie culturelle. Ainsi la littérature en français n’était que rarement lue ou traduite par des anglophones ou influencée par la littérature canadienne anglophone, et réciproquement.

 

In 1945, Hugh MacLennan, Anglo-Canadian from Montreal, published his second novel called Two Solitudes. The book encountered an enormous success and the idiom “2 solitudes” in French and in English quickly took root in Canadian culture to translate the lack of communication between the 2 communities, francophone and anglophone. This lack was real in everyday life and in cultural life as well. For instance, Canadian literature in English was rarely read or translated by Franco-Canadians or influenced by Franco-Canadian literature.

 

L’histoire des comics canadiens et des bandes dessinées québécoises (BDQ) ne fait pas exception. Les deux volets de la production nationale se sont développés de façon parallèle sans vraiment tisser de liens ou de ponts. De plus, même si la production de BD et comics des Premières Nations en langues européennes ou en langues autochtones est plus récente, elle est souvent ignorée par les deux autres traditions.

 

The history of Canadian comics and Québec BDQ is not an exception. Both strands of national production developed in parallel without really weaving any consistent links or bridges. Moreover, even if the production of Comics and BD in a European or indigenous language by the First Nations is more recent, it is often ignored by the two other traditions.

 

Par cet Appel à participation, nous proposons à des artistes professionnels, artistes amateurs et artistes en herbe (étudiants en arts graphiques, …) de nous envoyer une bande dessinée-strip, d’au minimum 3 cases au maximum d’une page (papier ou digitale), qui met en scène de manière humoristique, dramatique ou tragique, les relations entre les bandes dessinées franco-canadiennes, anglo-canadiennes et/ou autochtones.

 

This Call for participation invites professional, amateur and emerging artists (i.e. graphic arts students) , to send to us a strip (of 3 frames minimum to one page maximum, on paper or digital) depicting the connections between French-speaking, English-speaking Canadian comics, and/or Indigenous comics.

 

Les 10 gagnant.e.s du concours recevront un prix (le premier de 1000$, le deuxième, 500$, et les suivants de 250$) et verront leur création exposée dans un lieu public officiel (musée, université, …) dans diverses villes canadiennes pendant un mois en 2021-2022.

 

The ten winners will receive a prize (the first one, 1000$, the second one, 500$, and the next ones, 250$), and will have their creative work exhibited in an official public space (museum, university campus, …) in various Canadian cities for one month in 2021-2022.

 

Soumission des strips créés/Submission of the created comics: 30/04/2021

Annonce des gagnants/Announcement of the winners: 15/05/2021

Les oeuvres lauréates seront exposées/Selected works will be exhibited:

  • Alberta: 09/2021;
  • Saskatchewan: 10/2021;
  • Manitoba, 11/2021;
  • Québec, 12/2021;
  • Ontario, 01/2022;
  • Maritimes, 02/2022

Pour plus d’information, voir notre site web/For more information, see our website: https://beyondthe2solitudes.wordpress.com/

Contact:

  • Chris Reyns-Chikuma (reynschi@ualberta.ca ),
  • Sylvain Lemay (sylvain.lemay@uqo.ca ), et
  • Sylvain Rheault (sylvain.rheault@uregina.ca).
Call for Papers: Graphic Mothers

Call for Papers: Graphic Mothers

Hi CSSC/SCEBD Members and Readers!

Happy New Year! I have an exciting CFP to share with you all.

The CFP is for a volume titled “Graphic Mothers: From Underground Comix to Autographics” edited by Marina Bettaglio. The volume is seeking to study the emergence of new graphic maternal narratives that challenge the invisibility of mothers in the field in comics and graphic novels. If you would like to submit, please send a 250 word abstract and bibliography as well as a 100-word bio to: Marina Bettaglio (bettagli@uvic.ca) by Thursday April 15, 2020.

You can find the full CFP details at this link and below: https://demeterpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/underground-comix.pdf

All the best,
Erika Chung
VP Communications (English), Canadian Society for the Study of Comics


Call for Papers:

Graphic Mothers:

From Underground Comix to Autographics

This volume seeks to analyze the emergence of new graphic maternal narratives that challenge the invisibility of mothers in the field in comics and graphic novels. Autographics, i.e. autobiographical accounts, have privileged the positions of sons and daughters, and since the mid-seventies women-authored underground comic magazines have featured transgressive portrayals of mothers. Still, it is only in recent years that conception, gestation, birth and mothering have acquired greater visibility in the ninth art, not only in North America but also in the rest of the world, in particular in countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Chile, and Argentina. This collection of essays aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the plurality of maternal experiences as they emerge in graphic narratives around the world in print and online media, paying particular attention to the verbal-visual styles employed to express the ambivalence, the desires, and the misadventures that accompany those who experience the various stages of reproduction, including in-vitro fertilization, gestation, post-partum depression, loss, birthing, lactation, mothering, etc.

Articles may examine (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Comics and graphic novels about gestation, infertility, migration, non-traditional mothering, lesbian mothering, trans-gender mothering, maternal desire, mothering and loss, miscarriage, post-partum depression, mothering and disability, maternal ambivalence, adoption, work-life balance, mothering and disability, mothering and aging, among others.

Submission Guidelines:

Send a 250-word abstract and bibliography as well as a 100-word bio to: Marina Bettaglio, bettagli@uvic.ca

Deadline for submission: April 15th, 2021