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News Review December 2019

Europe

Austria

Culture

The Austrian Society for Comic Research and Promotion (OeGeC) has launched “ComicMonday”, a discussion event series. Link (09/12/2019, German, MdlI)

Germany

Research

There is a Call for Papers for a workshop on “Image Sequencing in Periodicals – Comics, Photojournalism, Cinéroman, and Illustrated Film Periodicals” in Bochum on the 12th and 13th June 2020; the deadline for abstracts is the 31st January. Link (13/12/2019, English, MdlI)

The 2020 edition of the yearbook Deutsche Comicforschung has been published. Link (20/12/2019, German, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

In 2019 more comics have been published in Hungarian than ever before. This means 426 new publications, out of which 264 were originally printed in the USA and 78 are made by Hungarian authors. This statistics does not include reprints: in 2019 both Persepolis and Maus were reprinted. (ES)

UK

Research

The University of East Anglia is hosting the Comics Studies Research Seminar series in 2020. The events are free and open to the public. Link (English, ST)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Austria and German), Eszter Szép (ES, Hungary) and Simon Turner (ST, UK)

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Program: Fluid Images — Fluid Text: Comics’ Mobility Across Time, Space and Artistic Media

The conference Fluid Images — Fluid Text: Comics’ Mobility Across Time, Space and Artistic Media (23 – 24 January 2020) is announced on the website of Cardiff University as follows:

This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the mobility of comics and graphic novels along three axes: time, space, and media. It is sponsored by the Institution of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) and Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages.

The conference program is now available for download here. Please note that registration closes on Thursday 9 January 2020.

 
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The Trimonthly ComFor Update for January 2020

by Robin-M. Aust

There is an old, often used Lovecraftian saying: “That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die”. Well, the ComFor Update is certainly neither dead nor has the ComFor been caught up in eternal slumber. Instead, the past few months have been busy and eventful, both for the Gesellschaft für Comicforschung as well as for German comics scholarship in general: the fall semester has started at German universities and the summer break has been filled to the brim with conferences and workshops, proceedings are to be written and read, research groups have been founded, announcements are to be made. That’s why a little bit more time than usual has passed since Lukas’s last update and why we decided to switch things up a bit: instead of a bi-monthly rhythm, we will adopt a trimonthly schedule from now on—which also gives us the opportunity to present you with an even more information-packed column.

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News Review November 2019

Europe

France

Culture

Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, Little White Lies) will direct the next live action Asterix film, Asterix and the Silk Road. Link (01/11/19, French, LT)

The official selection of albums entered into competition at the 2020 Angoulême Festival has been revealed. Link (21/11/19, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

The Wilhelm Busch award 2019 goes to Isabel Kreitz; her exhibition is shown in Wiedensahl until April 2020. Link (18/11/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

A workshop on the history of Hamburg in comics took place in Hamburg on the 14th November. Link (04/11/2019, German, MdlI)

A collected volume on Geschichte und Mythos in Comics und Graphic Novels, edited by Tanja Zimmermann, has recently been published by Bachmann. Link (07/11/2019, German, MdlI)

A workshop on “Practices of Reading Comics” took place in Berlin on the 29th and 30th November. Link (21/11/2019, English, MdlI)

The book, Comicanalyse. Eine Einführung, authored by Stephan Packard, Véronique Sina, Lukas R. A. Wilde, Andreas Rauscher, Jan-Noël Thon and Janina Wildfeuer, has been published by Metzler. Link (25/11/2019, German, MdlI)

Switzerland

Culture

A Tom Tirabosco exhibition is being shown in Basel until the 8th March 2020. Link (11/11/2019, German, MdlI)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany and Switzerland) and Lise Tannahill (LT, France).

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News Review October 2019

Americas

United States

Research

The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship, one of the few in the field, for the 2020-2021 academic year. Deadline for applications is 14th February, 2020. Link (English, WG)

The Middle Spaces invites submissions for, “Reading Comics at the Threshold: A Roundtable on Letter Columns & Other Comics Paratexts”, an academic roundtable on the subject of letter columns and other comics book paratexts to be co-edited by Osvaldo Oyola and Leah Misemer and published in early 2020. Proposals are due by the 18th November. Link (English, WG)

There is a Call for Papers for the edited collection, The Comics of Karen Berger: Portrait of the Editor as an Artist. The deadline for proposals is the 28th February 2020. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Austria

Research

The Österreichische Gesellschaft für Comic-Forschung und -Vermittlung (OeGeC, Austrian Society for Comics Research and Mediation) has been founded. Link (03/10/2019, German, MdlI)

Germany

Culture

An exhibition on World War II in comics is being shown in Dortmund until the 15th March 2020. Link (09/10/2019, German, MdlI)

‘COZI’ festival took place in Frankfurt on the 19th and 20th October; guests included Sascha Hommer and Anna Haifisch. Link (17/10/2019, German, MdlI)

A documentary film about Rudolph and Gus Dirks had its world premiere in Lübeck. Link (25/10/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

A new series of monographs and collected volumes in German and English, “Comicforschung transdisziplinär”, is going to be published by de Gruyter and edited by Stephan Packard and Véronique Sina. Link (10/10/2019, German, MdlI)

The German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) has published an overview of German university classes on comics in this winter semester. Link (14/10/2019, German, MdlI)

Julian Auringer has launched http://www.bilderbogenforschung.de, a German proto-comics research website. Link (21/10/2019, German, MdlI)

The proceedings of the 2013 ComFor conference „Comics und Naturwissenschaften“ have been published. Link (28/10/2019, German, MdlI)

Spain

Culture

Sole Otero has been awarded the 13th edition of the FNAC-Salamandra Graphic Award. Link (01/10/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition “Osamu Tezuka, the God of manga” can be visited at National Art Museum of Catalunya at Barcelona from the 31st October 2019 to the 6th January 2020. Link (12/10/2019, English, EdRC)

The exhibition “Los tebeos de la posguerra” (Postwar comics in Spain) can be visited at Centro Cultural Conde Duque at Madrid from the 30th October 1st December. Link (30/10/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

A new issue of the on-line journal Tebeosfera has been published. Link (27/10/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

United Kingdom

Research

There is a launch event for the Cardiff Comics Storytelling Network (CCSN), which has been co-organised  by Cardiff University and the University of South Wales. Their launch event took place on the 21st October. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for an edited collection entitled, Against Translation: Global Comics History and Memory. The deadline for abstracts is the 20th December 2019. Link (English, WG)

There is a Call for Papers for the conference, Fluid Images — Fluid Text: Comics’ Mobility Across Time, Space and Artistic Media, which takes place on the 23rd and 24th January 2020, at Cardiff University. The deadline for abstracts is the 30th November. Link (English, WG)

Billy Proctor and Julia Round have been editing a series focused on UK comics for Henry Jenkins’ website, ‘Confessions of an Aca-Fan’. Part 1 of the series can be found via the link. Link (English, WG)

Comics at University is a symposium that takes place on the 20th November at Newcastle University. Link (English, WG)

There is a Call for Papers for a special themed issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics – Indian Graphic Narratives. The submission date is the 1st March 2020. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Austria and Germany).

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