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Sunday 26 June
University of Kent
10.00 – 18.00
Registration is now open for Comics Crossroads. At this one-day symposium, participants will discover some of the best and most cutting-edge research into comics, cartooning and drawn images. Eight invited speakers will present a 30-minute paper on their recent research, followed by a prepared critical response from an invited respondent and questions from the audience. The event is designed to bring together ideas from around the field of Comics Studies, provoke critical and forward-thinking discussion between researchers and research disciplines, offer input for new and current researchers, and engage with the potential for interdisciplinary work.
The burgeoning field of Comics Studies is necessarily interdisciplinary, yet it risks fragmentation as scholars entrenched in one tradition may be unaware of the important contributions being made in others. We seek to counter such divisive trends, providing a space for both receptive and productive engagement and new avenues of scholarly interaction.
Registration fees are £10 waged and £6 unwaged/student, and include lunch and refreshments.
To register, please follow the link. For enquiries, please contact F.Francis@kent.ac.uk: http://store.kent.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=219&prodvarid=208
Comics Crossroads is the last in a series of events attached to the exhibition There is an Alternative!: Critical Comics and Cartoons. The exhibition is open to the public at the University’s Templeman Gallery until July 2nd (08.00-21.00, Monday to Sunday)
Comics Crossroads is organised by Dr Antonio Lazaro-Reboll, Dieter Declercq, Fred Francis and Julia Secklehner. It is supported by two research consortiums:
and the following bodies at the University of Kent:
Feel free to download and distribute our press release for this weekend's 12th Annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media."
South Asian Cultural Studies
In Conversation with
South Asia, a conglomeration of nations and cultures with multiple similarities, differences, fissures, intervals, and continuities, is a participatory and contested space. As such this location not only engages with the global production of knowledge by discoursing ideas from multiple directions, both from inside and outside of the region, but also generates contradictions and contestations. These contradictions and contestation can be further visualized, on the one hand, by examining the unreliable cartographic imagination of districts, provinces, and states, and, on the other hand, by questioning the homogenous/heterogeneous religious beliefs to highly debatable economic aspirations.
Keeping these characteristics in view, the Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER) has planned a two-week seminar/workshop (April 2-16, 2013) on South Asian Cultural Studies (SACS) to initiate debates and discussions on multiple and complex issues to critique the region. Prof. Ashis Nandy has agreed to lead the seminar/workshop. Other scholars from Nepal and outside will join him to deliberate on the issues.
Jim Kakalios, the author of The Physics of Superheroes, will be giving a talk on November 17 in the Physics department at 4:00pm in room 2002 of the New Physics Building (2002 NPB).
Boston University is hosting a conference addressing the theme of religion in comics. From the website:
From the performance of religion in comics, to religious or mythic traditions among the elements of various works, to the use of comics by religious practitioners themselves, the relationship between comics and religion is dynamic and evolving. Given the increasing seriousness with which the public has come to view comics as an art form and Americans' fraught but passionate relationship with religion, "Graven Images" will provide an opportunity for discussion of cutting- edge artistic and social issues by exploring the roles of religion in comic books and graphic novels. This event is free and open to the public.
The event is being organized by Christine Hoff Kraemer and A. David Lewis. For more information, including a schedule of speakers and events, visit the conference webpage.
The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2008 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: "ImageSexT: Intersections of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida, on March 21-22, 2008.
ImageSexT: Intersections of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
This year's conference will focus on issues of representation in the most literal sense: that of the image on the page (screen, monitor, etc.).Presentations will move beyond facile reiterations of identity politics to explore the complexities and complexes of bodies and desires for artists, writers, and readers of comics. Here we are using "comics" in its broadest sense, to include animation, manga, anime, graphic novels, webcomics, political cartoons, and even some "fine art."
"Speak: Nine Cartoonists"
January 20 -- February 25, 2006
Opening reception: 6-8 p.m., January 19, 2006
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
Gallery hours: Tuesday . Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
NEW YORK, N.Y., December 20, 2005 -- Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present an exhibition that celebrates the current golden age of North American comics titled "Speak: Nine Cartoonists" from January 20 through February 25. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.
The diverse group of comic book artists represented will include Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Jaime Hernandez, Gary Panter, Seth, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware. The exhibition will feature preliminary doodles and sketchbooks; finished artwork for major sustained sequences; complete stories; covers; and printed comic books.
On June 9, HUEMERESQUE - a retrospective of my Dick Huemer's
career in animated films, will be showing in the Glendale Central
Library, 222 East Harvard St., Glendale, CA, starting at 7pm.
See the poster for details
Tenth Anniversary Conference to be Held at the Library October 13-15, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The International Comic Arts Festival (ICAF) is
proud to announce it will hold its tenth anniversary conference at
the Library of Congress in 2005.
ICAF is an international summit for scholars, creators, and enthusiasts of comics and cartoon art. The three-day event includes academic papers, chalk talks by distinguished cartoonists, and lectures by scholars from around the globe. While ICAF has been held in the Washington, D.C. area since its inception in 1995, ICAF 2005 marks the first time ICAF has joined with the Library of Congress.
ICAF 2005 will take place from Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15, at the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress, with the generous support of the Library?s Prints and Photographs Division and the Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon. The Swann Foundation, administered by the Library of Congress, supports the study, interpretation, preservation and appreciation of cartoon art from around the world, and has frequently sponsored lectures and exhibits related to comics. (For more on the Swann Foundation, please consult its Web site at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/.)
On Friday April 8, Sol and Penny Davidson will be speaking about their work in comics at the UF Special Collections Library (Library East) in the second floor reading room.
"Help is on the Way! Comic Books and Superheroes in Special Collections" is open October 29-December 17, 2004 in the second floor gallery of Smathers Library. Featured are comics selected from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Superheroes included are Superman, Batman, The Flash, The Green Lantern, The Green Arrow, Hawkman, The Atom, The Justice Society of America and The Justice League of America.
Details on the exhibits can be found here: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/notices/comics.html.
"The Comic Book Hero" exhibition at the Dunedin [Florida] Fine Art Center runs from September 20, 2004 to January 7, 2005. Numerous artists will be exhibited with a focus on Superman, Batman, Spiderman, the X-Men and more. The gallery will also host a series of film screenings related to the idea of the comic book superhero.
See their website for details: http://www.dfac.org/galleries.html.
"Rubber Frame: Culture and Comics" and "The Visual Language of Comics from the 18th Century to the Present" will be on exhibit starting October 1 and running through November 30 at the Washington University in Saint Louis.
Details on the exhibits can be found here:
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