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 and the Toronto Reference Library. We are very pleased to announce that the academic keynote speaker for 2018 will be Canadian comics scholar Dr. Bart Beaty. The creative keynote, a joint presentation with TCAF’s Librarian and Educator Day will be announced at a later date. Please find information about the CSSC and our previous conferences on our website:

Submit a proposed paper title and 200-word abstract, along with a 50-word biography and contact information, to Barbara at by January 15, 2017.

The conference is held in collaboration with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, a major international exhibition of independent comics artists and small publishers, which takes place May 12-13 2018 at the Toronto Reference Library and surrounding venues.

Click here to view the CFP

Preliminary CSSC Programme 2018






The first CSSC conference was held in association with “The New Narrative” Conference at the University of Toronto, May 4-6, 2011.



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