There is a call for paper for a special edited collection entitled Mixed-Race/Superheroes. 500 word abstracts are due by the 1st July. Link (English, WG)
There is a call for paper for a special edited collection on the DC Universe. 200-500 word are due by the 31st July. Link (English, WG)
There is a call for paper for a special edited collection on the Marvel Universe. 200-500 word are due by the 31st July. Link (English, WG)
The special themed issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies, ‘“Suffering Sappho!”: Lesbian content and queer female characters in comics’, has been published. Link (English, WG)
The University Press of Mississippi has published Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics, edited by Marc DiPaolo. Link (English, WG)
The Graphic Justice Research Alliance (GJRA) invites submissions for its 2018 annual conference, to be held on the 20th October in Brooklyn, NY. The deadline for submissions is the 10th July. Link (English, WG)
A Walt Disney exhibition is shown in Mainz until the 29th July. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)
An exhibition on coal mining in comics is shown in Oberhausen until the 9th September. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)
The exhibition, “Mangamania”, at Schloss Augustuburg has been extended until the 28th October. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)
An exhibition on Marvel’s Avengers is shown in Cologne until the 28th October. Link (04/05/2018, German, MdlI)
An exhibition on gender in comics is shown in Mainz until the 20th July. Link (German, MdlI)
Several comic exhibitions are shown in Erlangen in conjunction with Comic-Salon. Link (23/05/2018, German, MdlI)
An exhibition of comics by Claire Bretécher and Franziska Becker is shown in Renchen until the 5th August. Link (26/05/2018, German, MdlI)
A Simon Schwartz exhibition is shown in Erfurt until the 9th September. Link (26/05/2018, German, MdlI)
A Fix & Foxi exhibition is going to be shown in Oberhausen from the 10th June until the 9th September. Link (27/05/2018, German, MdlI)
Several talks by members of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) were given at Comic-Salon Erlangen from the 1st – 3rd June. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)
A workshop on comics annotation is going to take place in Potsdam on the 18th and 19th June. Link (07/05/2018, English, MdlI)
Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop of the AG Comicforschung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM) have been published as issue 4.5 of Closure. Link (German, MdlI).
Three talks on manga were given at this year’s Japan-Tag in Düsseldorf on the 25th May. Link (09/05/2018, German, MdlI)
Lukas R. A. Wilde’s PhD thesis has been published as a book titled “Im Reich der Figuren: Meta-narrative Kommunikationsfiguren und die ‚Mangaisierung‘ des japanischen Alltags“. Link (17/05/2018, German, MdlI)
The Roland Faelske award for comics and animation studies is accepting nominations until the 1st July. Link (28/05/2018, German, MdlI)
A crowdfunding campaign has obtained 34000 euros to publish a graphic novel about Blas de Lezo. Link (30/05/2018, Spanish, EdRC)
The artist Julio Ribera (author of Le Vagabond des Limbes and Dracurella) passed away. Link (29/04/2018, English, EdRC)
A new edition of the summer course Imágenes y migraciones del comic will take place at the University of Alcalá (Madrid) on the 27th and 28th June. Link (23/05/2018, Spanish, EdRC)
The exhibition, Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny, takes place between the 10th May and 30th September at the Jewish Museum, London. Link (English, WG)
There is a call for papers for the conference, Graphic Brighton 2018: Music and Comics. This free event will be held at the University of Sussex on Friday July 20th. Link (English, WG)
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