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[cfp] CONTEMPORARY COMICS artists, current themes and contexts

Posted 28 Feb, 2010

University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 May 2010

This academic conference is presented in collaboration with Copenhagen's comics biennial, the international comics festival komiks.dk in Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, 22-23 May.

As an independent part of the festival's programme, it aims to present the status of international research in contemporary comics both to an academic and a general audience, and will form part of a broader range of programming in the city in the days surrounding the festival, celebrating comics and comics culture.

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[publication] Request for ImageTexT Book Reviews

Posted 21 Feb, 2010

ImageTexT is currently seeking reviewers for the following new book titles:

  • Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher
  • Mechademia 4: War/Time edited by Frenchy Lunning

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[cfp] Call for Papers: 'Surrealism, Science Fiction, and Comic Books'

Posted 16 Feb, 2010

In his 1976 essay 'Science Fiction and Allied Literature,' David Ketterer wrote 'it is rather surprising that the considerable affinity which exists between Surrealism and SF has not attracted more attention.' This observation was repeated in 1997 by Roger Bozzetto and Arthur B. Evans, who lamented that the relations between Surrealism and science fiction 'continue to be largely unexplored in SF scholarship,' and that 'there currently exists no in-depth study of SF and Surrealism.' The points of contact and areas of overlap, along with the influences, differences, and antagonisms that lie between Surrealism, science fiction, and the related literature of the comic book will be explored in this conference to be held 22 January 2011 at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

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