ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

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[event] UF 2010 annual Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

Posted 25 Mar, 2010

The 2010 annual University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "ImageNext: Visions Past and Future," will be held on March 26th and 27th.

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[cfp] The Hernandez Brothers (ImageTexT Special Issue)

Posted 22 Mar, 2010

For nearly thirty years the Hernandez brothers (Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario) have created comics that have expanded beyond superhero and sci-fi, bringing so-called “alternative” comics to the fore. Their fictive worlds are as sprawling and complex as Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, and more scholars are beginning to take a closer look at their comics, specifically Love and Rockets. In keeping with this interest, ImageTexT will devote a special issue to the works of the Hernandez Brothers. This volume will seek to explore a multitude of theoretical perspectives that may further illuminate the brothers’ oeuvre.

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[cfp] Reminder: Alan Moore and Adaptation (Imagetext Special Issue)

Posted 22 Mar, 2010

Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2010

ImageTexT is still accepting submissions for an an upcoming special issue on the work of Alan Moore and adaptation.

Throughout his career, Moore has displayed a willingness to adapt and appropriate the plots, characters, settings, and themes from traditional narratives and the works of other authors into his own writing. Additionally, Moore's work itself continues to be the focus of adaptation, typically in the form of big-budget Hollywood films. We are seeking articles that deal with the work of Alan Moore and adaptation in any and every sense, whether that means analyzing the transitions of comics like Watchmen and V for Vendetta into film or analyzing the incorporation of folk tale and literature elements in works like Lost Girls and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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[cfp] Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Posted 14 Mar, 2010

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference, Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
September 2-4, 2010

Comics and film animation are potent media that can have an effect far different from that of more traditional forms of literature. They are composite texts whose mixtures of image, word, and sound offer a more immediate exchange between author(s) and audience, where the visuals directly confront us and demand a reader response in ways that prose narrative does not. The resulting effects can have profound ideological consequences. Either in the form of a comics memoir, a Disney adaptation, a superhero saga, or a single-panel cartoon, graphic narratives shape the way we frame ourselves in terms of gender, race, religion, class, and nationhood.

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