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News Review January 2019

Americas

United States

Education

There is a call for applicants for the 2019 Project Narrative Summer Institute: Serial and Visual Narrative, which takes place at Ohio State University between the 7th and 19th July. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Journal of Comics and Culture Volume 3 has been published. Link (English, WG)

The Comics Scare Returns: The Contemporary Resurgence of Horror Comics, by Terrence Wandtke, has been published. Link (English, WG)

The 2019 John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies was awarded to Francesca Lyn (Virginia Commonwealth University). Link (English, WG)

The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship. The deadline for applications is the 15th February. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Austria

Research

Anke Feuchtenberger gave a lecture at University of Vienna on the 21st January. Link (14/01/2019, German, MdlI)

France

Culture

Rumiko Takahashi (Mermaid Saga, Ranma 1/2)  has been award the 2019 Grand Prix at the Angoulême Festival. She is the second woman to win in the festival’s history. Link (23/01/2019, French, LT)

Emil Ferris has been awarded the Angoulême festival’s Fauve d’Or (best album of the year award) for My Favourite Thing is Monsters. Link (27/01/2019, English, LT)

Noted bande dessinée artist and painter Alex Barbier has died aged 68, according to his publisher Frémok. Link (31/01/2019, French, LT)

Riad Sattouf, author of Arab of The Future among many other works, is the ambassador for the 2019 edition of the  Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie (Week of French language and Cultures), a French governmental initiative. Link (29/01/2019, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

A Line Hoven exhibition is shown in Bamberg until the 3rd February. Link (11/01/2019, German, MdlI)

Manga-Comic-Con 2019 is going to take place in Leipzig from the 21st-24th March; guests include Erubo Hijihara. Link (17/01/2019, German, MdLI)

An exhibition of Czech comics is shown in Munich until the 7th March. Link (18/01/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

An edited volume on “Autobiografie Intermedial”, containing several chapters on comics, has been published. Link (24/01/2019, German, MdlI)

A workshop on “Comics/Fandom” is going to take place in Cologne on the 28th and 19th March. Link (28/01/2019, English, MdlI)

UK

Research

There is a CFP for our international conference, Comics & Travel, which takes place at the University of Oxford on the 5th July. Proposals are being admitted until the 8th March. Link (English, WG)

“Superheroes Comics and the Seeing of Law” is a talk that takes place at the University of Dundee on the 13th February. Link (English, WG)

European Comic Art 11.2: Spanish Comics, Part II, has been published. Link (English, WG)

Laurike in ‘t Veld’s book, The Representation of Genocide in Graphic Novels: Considering the Role of Kitsch, is now available from Palgrave. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: William Grady (WG, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Austria and Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (France).

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News Review December 2018

Americas

United States

Research

The deadline for abstracts for the conference, ImageText in Motion: Animation and Comics – UF GCO Conference, which takes place at University of Florida, has been extended until the 15th January. Link (English, WG)

Comics Research Bibliography 2018 Print Edition, by Michael Rhode, has been published by Lulu. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con International, which takes place between the 18th and 21st July. Abstracts are due by the 1st February. Link (13/12/2018, English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Obituary

Abrafaxe creator Lona Rietschel died on the 18th December. Link (19/12/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

The 2019 issue of Comic! Jahrbuch was published amidst allegations of sexism. Link (03/12/2018, German, MdlI)

The 5th issue of the journal Closure has been published. Link (06/12/2018, German, MdlI)

A workshop on „(Self-)Documentation, (Self-)Performance and (Self-)Constitution of Gendered Cultural Identities in Comics and Literature“ is going to take place in Bochum on the 24th January. Link (13/12/2018, English, MdlI)

The new edition of Friedrich Schiller’s Avanturen des neuen Telemachs, originally announced for Winter 2017/18, has now been published by Bachmann. Link (17/12/2018, German, MdlI)

The Roland Faelske award for comics and animation 2018 goes to Alexandra Novacov and Lukas Wilde. Link (20/12/2018, German, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

Hungary’s first community Comics Library opened on 13 December. The library aims at making comics available to the general public and thereby raise awareness of the little known medium in Hungary. All comics and graphic novels are donations. The library is located in Nem Adom Fel Café (literally: I Don’t Give Up Café”). Link (Hungarian, ES)

The contemporary section of the successful Comics as Narrative exhibition, which was on display in the National Széchényi Library during the summer, is exhibited at the University of Pécs in the re:public project space between 2 December 2018 and 25 January 2019.(ES)

Portugal

Culture

The Portuguese company ‘Chili com Carne’ published the book Sírio, by the Peruvian comic author Martin López Lam. The book was published during Raia, the third edition of an event focused on small editors and graphic artists, was held in Anjos70. Link (14/12/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

The exhibition Creadores valencianos por los derechos humanos. 70 años de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos can be visited at the University of Valencia until the 24th February 2019. Link (24/11/2018, English, EdRC)

Research

The University of Valencia has announced the creation of the first Chair of Comic Studies in Spain. Álvaro Pons is to take up that post. Link (14/12/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The British Museum will host the exhibition, Manga, from the 23rd May until the 26th August 2019. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for the Graphic Medicine conference, Que(e)rying Graphic Medicine: Paradigms, Power, and Practices, which takes place in Brighton between the 11th and 13th July. Proposals due by the 31st January 2019. Link (English, WG)

Glasgow University Comic Reading Group continues to update with interviews with various comics scholars. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for 2019’s joint International BD Society and International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, “Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes in Comics & Graphic Novels”. The conference takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University between the 24th and 28th June, and proposals are due by the 1st February. Link (English, WG)

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.5, a special themed issue entitled “Reflections on Yaoi Space and Yaoi Time: East and West, Yesterday and Tomorrow”, has now been published. 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, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Eszter Szép (Hungary).

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Suggestions for articles to be included in the News Review can be sent to Simon Turner at the email address above.

 
 

News Review November 2018

Americas

United States

Research

The collection, The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself, edited by Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O’Malley, will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2019. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the edited collection, Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness. The deadline for submissions is the 28th January 2019. Link (English, WG)

The Graduate Caucus of the Comics Studies Society has a new website. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the 2019 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTexT in Motion: Animation and Comics”. The conference takes place at the University of Florida between the 12th and 14th April 2019, and abstracts are due by the 15th December 2018. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

A museum dedicated to Philippe Geluck’s character Le Chat is planned to open in Brussels in 2023. Link (23/11/18, French, LT)

The special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Image [&] Narrative on the French comics artist Lewis Trondheim, co-edited by David Pinho Barros and Chris-Reyns Chikuma from the University of Alberta, has been released. It has articles by Chantal Cointot, Côme Martin, Fabrice Leroy, Ann Miller, and Jérôme Dutel. Link (6/11/2018, English, ST)

Germany

Culture

The award, “Comicbuchpreis 2019 der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung”, goes to Anke Kuhl for her comic, Manno!. Link (12/11/2018, German, MdlI)

Anime Festival Freiburg took place on the 16th and 17th November; guests included Hiroji Mishima. Link (14/11/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

A workshop on the history of Hamburg in comics is going to take place at the University of Hamburg on the 6th December. Link (15/11/2018, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for a workshop on medieval comics and the Middle Ages in comics in Tübingen on the 26th and 27th April 2019; the deadline for abstracts is the 15th December 2018. Link (20/11/2018, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for a conference on fear and anger in comics in Berlin on the 9th February 2019; the deadline for abstracts is the 12th December 2018. Link (20/11/2018, German, MdlI)

The 2019 edition of the yearbook Deutsche Comicforschung has been published. Link (30/11/2018, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Obituary

On the 15th November, the Portuguese comics historian and researcher António Dias de Deus (1936-2018) passed away. Link (18.11.2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Orue has been allegedly forced to leave the satirical magazine TMEO due to ideological differences. Link (9/11/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

The film Superlópez, based on Jan’s comic, has been the most successful Spanish film release of 2018. Link (22/11/018, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition Exposición 20 años de cómic Injuve can be visited at the Sala Amadís from 22nd November 2018 to 18th January 2019. Link (22/11/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

United Kingdom

Research

The 10th Graphic Medicine conference will be held in Brighton from the 11th to 13th July 2019. Link (English, WG)

Crossing Borders, Boundaries, and Cultures: Studies in Transnational Comics is a conference that takes place at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) on the 6th March 2019. Link (English, WG)

Nina Mickwitz reports on the Comics Research Hub’s (CoRH) launch event, which took place at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) on the 10th October. 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, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal), Lise Tannahill (Belgium) and Simon Turner (Belgium).

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Suggestions for articles to be included in the News Review can be sent to Simon Turner at the email address above.

 
 

News Review October 2018

Americas

Canada

Research

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics invites proposals for their annual conference, which takes place at the University of British Columbia, on the 4th and 5th June 2019. 200–300 word abstracts are due by the 31st December 2018. Link (English, WG)

United States

Research

Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies, by Marc Singer, will be published by University of Texas Press in 2019. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for Black Panther: Taking Stock of the First African Super Hero at 50, a conference that takes place between the 19th and 20th April at Shawnee State University. Abstracts are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the conference, “Telling & Retelling Stories: (Re)imagining Popular Culture”, which takes place at Wayne State University on the 1st and 2nd March 2019. The deadline for submissions is the 30th November 2018. Link (English, WG)

Taking African Cartoons Seriously: Politics, Satire, and Culture, edited by Peter Limb and Tejumola Olaniyan, has been published by Michigan State University Press. Link (English, WG)

The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Deadline for applications is the 15th February 2019. Link (English, WG)

The International Journal of Comic Art 20.1 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

The former head of the Edgar Jacobs foundation has been charged in relation to hundreds of missing Blake and Mortimer originals. Link (10/10/2018, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

Jens Harder and Anke Feuchtenberger participate in a lecture series at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts on the 6th and 7th November, respectively. Link (31/10/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

The German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) has published an overview of German and Austrian university classes on comics in this winter semester. Link (01/10/2018, German, MdlI)

The German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) together with the Committee for Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) of the German Society for Media Studies (GfM) are going to award the Martin Schüwer-Publikationspreis for the first time in 2019. Eligible nominations are articles and chapters published in 2017 or 2018 in German or English by authors who do not hold a permanent academic position. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline for nominations is the 1st March 2019. Link (04/10/2018, German, MdlI)

There is a CFP for a workshop organised by the Committee for Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) of the German Society for Media Studies (GfM) on “Comics/Fandom” in Cologne on the 28th and 29th March 2019; deadline for abstracts is the 30th November 2018. Link (06/10/2018, English, MdlI)

There is a CFP for an issue of Closure with a thematic section on “A.I.”; the deadline for abstracts is the 15th December. Link (09/10/2018, English, MdlI)

The program of the conference “Comics|Games” (Hanover, 5th-7th November) has been published. Link (08/10/2018, English, MdlI)

The proceedings of the 2016 conference on animation and comics “Ästhetik des Gemachten” in Hanover have been published. Link (11/10/2018, German, MdlI)

A workshop on the Holocaust in comics took place in Berlin on the 24th October. Link (15/10/2018, German, MdlI)

The winter semester of the lecture series, Berliner Comic-Kolloquium, has begun on the 25th October 2018 and runs until the 13th February 2019. Link (22/10/2018, German, MdlI)

A report of this year’s German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) conference has been posted on the ComFor weblog. Link (29/10/2018, English, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

The Amadora BD Festival is taking place until the 11th November.  This festival is composed by multiple events such as book launches, exhibition and round table sessions. Link (Portuguese, RR)

The Bedeteca of Beja is hosting the comic exhibitions “Banda Desenhada Portuguesa – 22 Autores Contemporâneos” [Portuguese Comics – 22 Contemporary authors], “Nas Trincheiras – Histórias da Primeira Guerra” [On the trenches – Stories of the first war] and “Tarzan dos Macacos” [Tarzan of the monkeys] until the 31st December. Link (30/10/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Ana Penya’s Estamos todas bien has been awarded the National Comic Prize. She is the first woman to win it. Link (16/10/2018, English, EdRC)

The exhibition Del tebeo al Mecachís. 100 años de tebeos en la BNE can be visited at the National Library of Spain from 27 September 2018 to 13 January 2019.  Link (03/10/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

A new issue of the journal Tebeosfera has been published. It focuses on Chilean comics. Link (23/09/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The launch event for Missing Panels, a zine which collects comics about BME communities in the UK and their experiences with the NHS, will take place on the 10th November 10th at the Attenborough Arts Centre. Link (English, WG)

Research

Registration is now open for Transitions 8: New Directions in Comics Studies, which takes place at Birkbeck, University of London on the 10th November. Link (English, WG)

A new book series entitled “Routledge Focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Comics Studies” has been announced. Link (English, WG)

The Comics Research Hub, which brings together world-leading comics scholars from across the six colleges that make up the University of the Arts London, has been launched. 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, Canada, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (Belgium).

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News Review September 2018

North America

Canada

Research

There is a CFP for COMICS/POLITICS – 2nd Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, which takes place between the 25th and 27th July 2019 at Ryerson University, Toronto. The deadline for proposals is the 15th January 2019. Link (English, WG)

United States

Culture

The Comics Studies Society has teamed up with Matt Madden to sell prints of his single most popular one-page comic in order to support CSS Conference Travel funds and other CSS prizes. Link (English, WG)

Research

Gender and the Superhero Narrative, edited by Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics, by Rachelle Cruz, has been published through Cognella. Link (English, WG)

Sequentials 2 has been published, a themed issue focused on “‘Queer’ as Noun, Adjective, and/or Verb”. Link (English, WG)

The third annual Brandeis Novel Symposium, which takes place at Brandeis University on the 12th April 2019, will address the Graphic Novel.  The deadline for abstract proposals is the 15th October. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the Comics Arts Conference, which is part of WonderCon (Anaheim, CA, 29th-31st March 2019). 100 to 200 word abstracts are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the edited collection LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader, to be published through University of Mississippi Press. The deadline for 250 word abstract proposals is the 1st November. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for Black Panther: Taking Stock of the First African Super Hero at 50. The conference takes place between the 19th and 20th April 2019 at Shawnee State University, and abstract proposals are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the special themed issue of ImageTexT, ImageTech: Comics and Materiality. The deadline for submissions is the 15th October. Link (English, WG)

Pace University Press will present Comics and Culture: Those Who Can, Teach, a panel and discussion on the 3rd October 3 at the Pace University downtown NYC campus. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Culture

The bande dessinée artist René Pétillon, best known for L’Enquête Corse and his work at Le Canard enchaîné, has died aged 72. Link (30/9/2018, French, LT)

Culture

The new bande dessinée by Bastien Vivès, Petit Paul, has been removed from sale by at least 2 French bookstore chains after being accused of depicting paedophilia and sexual abuse of children. Link (24/9/2018, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

An exhibition of comics published by Adverse is going to be shown in Bremen from the 20th October until the 24th November. Link (28/09/2018, German, MdlI)

MAG convention is going to take place in Erfurt from the 5th – 7th October; guests include Sana Takeda and Schlogger. Link (German, MdlI)

Portugal

Until the 11th November, the “Parabéns Garcês “ Exhibition is being held as a tribute to José Garcês that recently celebrated his 90th anniversary. The exhibition can be visited in Bedeteca of Amadora and is free of charge. Link (Portuguese, RR)

Switzerland

Culture

An exhibition of comics made for Médecins Sans Frontières was shown in Winterthur from the 24th August until the 21st September. Link (06/09/2018, German, MdlI)

UK

Culture

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! is an exhibition of Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons, and takes place at Somerset House between the 25th October 2018 and the 3rd March 2019. Link (English, WG)

There are plans to develop a comics museum in Dundee. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.4 has been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics and 20th Anniversary of the International Bande dessinée Society, which takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University between the 24th-28th June 2019. The conference theme will be “Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes” and proposals are due by the 1st February 2019. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: William Grady (WG, Canada, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal), Lise Tannahill (France) and Simon Turner (United States).

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

Click here to see the News Review archive.

Suggestions for articles to be included in the News Review can be sent to Simon Turner at the email address above.

 
 
 
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