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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.

Contributions might be within the following subjects, but we welcome other suggestions:

  • Comics – politics – society
  • Aesthetic movements
  • Contemporary artists – mainstream and independent
  • Publication platforms – from book publishing to the internet
  • The future of comics

Presentations will be 20 minutes long. Speakers will be given free pass to the komiks.dk festival and access to the Friday night VIP award show. Confirmed artists are: Dave Gibbons, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns and Frank Quitely. The festival’s programme is available at www.komiks.dk. An artist's talk involving one or more of the visiting artists is being planned, so contributions about or including works of the above mentioned artists will be given priority.

Abstracts of approximately 250 words and a short biographical text of maximum 100 words should be sent by 25 March to Rikke Platz Cortsen at rpc@hum.ku.dk along with any general enquiries.

More information can be found on the symposium's official webpage.

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