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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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News Review September 2019

Americas

United States

Research

There is a call for applicants to participate in The Experience at Comic-Con. The program centres on going to San for a week (21-27 July 2020), and engage as participant-observers of Comic-Con International, studying popular culture and other intersecting areas through ethnographic methods. The deadline for applications is the 31st October 2019. Link (English, WG)

Sequentials issue 3, a themed issue, “Comics And/As/Against Fine Art”, is now available. Link (English, WG)

More Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods, edited by Randy Duncan, Matthew J. Smith, and Matthew J. Brown, has just been published by Routledge. Link (English, WG)

The International Comic Arts Forum invites proposals for scholarly presentations for its twenty-first meeting, to be held at the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, Maryland from 12-13 September 2020. Abstracts are due by the 15th February. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Finland

Research

The Comics, Migration, Minorities conference welcomes comics scholars, comics artists, educators, cultural workers, teachers, activists and other representatives of the comics field interested in the different ways in which comics, migration and minorities intermingle. Please submit an abstract of your proposed presentation in English by January 15, 2020. Link (30/09/2019, English, ST)

France

Culture

A commemorative 2-euro coin has been released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Astérix. Link (25/09.2019, French, LT)

Obituaries

Patrick Tandiang, bande dessinée artist notably published by Delcourt and Soleil, has died aged 58. Link (30/09/2019, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

A Moebius exhibition is being shown in Brühl. Link (01/09/2019, German, MdlI)

A Simon Schwartz exhibition is being shown in Oberhausen until the 19th January 2020. Link (14/09/2019, German, MdlI)

The Czech comics exhibition, “Währenddessen an einem anderen Ort”, has travelled on to Schwarzenbach where it is being shown until the 1st March 2020. Link (16/09/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

A Call For Papers for issue #7 of the journal, Closure, has been published, with an open section and a thematic section on “eco-comics”; the deadline for abstracts is the 25th November. Link (02/09/2019, English, MdlI)

A conference on “Beyond Narrative: Literature, Culture, and the Borderlands of Narrativity” is going to take place in Leipzig from the 10th-12th October, including several papers on comics. Link (English, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

From the 24th October to 3rd November,  the International Festival Amadora BD is taking place at the Fórum Luís de Camões. The Festival includes exhibitions, autograph sessions and contests. Link (Portuguese, RR)

United Kingdom

Research

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 10.4 has been published. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renatta Rafaella (RR, Portugal), Lise Tannahill (LT, France) and Simon Turner (ST, Finland).

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News Review August 2019

Americas

United States

Obituary

Comics scholar, Derek Parker Royal, passed away on he 11th July. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a CFP for Comics and Technology – 3rd Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, which takes place in August 2020 at Henderson State University, Arkansas. The deadline for all submissions is 15 January 2020. Link (English, WG)

Noah Berlatsky has collected various articles from the website, The Hooded Utilitarian, and published it as an ebook entitled, Death Panels: Comics Criticism, 2004-2019. Link (English, WG)

The World of DC Comics, by Andrew Friedenthal, has been published by Routledge. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the 2020 Michigan State University Comics Forum, which takes place at the Michigan State University between 21st-22nd February 2020. The deadline for proposals is the 30th September 2019. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Culture

A  Donald Duck exhibition is being shown in Schwarzenbach until the 3rd November. Link (07/08/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

The program of this year’s conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) in Schwarzenbach from the 8th-10th November has been published. Link (05/08/2019, English, MdlI)

A Committee for Diversity has been founded within the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor); its constitutive meeting is going to be held at the upcoming ComFor conference. Link (15/08/2019, English, MdlI)

United Kingdom

Jobs

Teesside University is looking to hire a full time Lecturer in Comics and Concept Art. The deadline for applicants is the 17th September. Link (English, WG)

Research

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 10.1 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Studies in Comics 10.1, a special issue entitled, ‘Comics and Nation’, has been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for a special issue of Studies in Comics, which will focus upon Comics and Education. The deadline for submissions is the 1st November. Link (English, WG)

Routledge have published two themed collections edited by Ian Hague, Ian Horton, and Nina Mickwitz: Contexts of Violence in Comics, and Representing Acts of Violence in Comics. Link 1, Link 2 (English, WG)

Dr William Proctor and Dr Julia Round are curating an essay series on British comics for Henry Jenkins’ ‘Confessions of an Aca-Fan’ website. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany) and William Grady (UK and United States).

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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 July 2019

Asia

India

Research

There is a call for papers a special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics titled ‘Indian graphic narratives and the post-millennial moment: Reflections on the last twenty years’.  Papers should be submitted by the 30th December 2019. Link (30/07/2019, English, ST)

Europe

Germany

Research

A special issue of Closure on the occasion of Nicolas Mahler’s 50th birthday was published. Link (11/07/2019, German, MdlI)

The ‘WB Stiftungspreis Wilhelm Busch’ is going to be awarded for the first time this year by Stiftung Deutsche Sprache for Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses in German on the topic of ‘drawing and literature’. Link (15/07/2019, German, MdlI)

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

Correspondents: Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany) and Simon Turner (ST, India)

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

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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 June 2019

Americas

United States

Research

Issues 3.1 of Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, has been published. Link (English, WG)

2020 Michigan State University Comics Forum has announced that the events keynotes will be Nick Sousanis and Emil Ferris. The call for papers can be found via the link. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Business

The illustrator Pascal Somon, who sold his own illustrations of Tintin, was taken to court by Moulinsart, the company who manage copyright for Hergé’s body of work. He has been handed a 10-month suspended sentence for forgery. Link (14/06/2019, French, LT)

France

Obituary 

Bande dessinée artist Fabien Lacaf has died aged 65, in a motorcycle accident. Link (13/06/2019, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

Comicfestival München took place from the 20th-23rd June; guests included Lewis Trondheim, Eduardo Risso, and Matthias Schultheiss. Link (06/06/2019, German MdlI)

Comic Con Germany took place in Stuttgart on the 29th and 30th June; guests included Ralf König and Mawil. Link (24/06/2019, German, MdlI)

Obituary

Helmut Nickel died on the 5th June aged 95. Link (26/06/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

A conference on “Der Comic als Form” took place in Gießen on the 27th June. Link (20/06/2019, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for a workshop on “CorpoRealities: Perceptions of ‘Extraordinary’ Time in Literature and Comics” which is going to take place in Berlin from the 25th-27th June 2020; the deadline for abstracts is the 1st September 2019. Link (21/06/2019, English, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 27th July, the “As Lisboas do Nuno Saraiva” will be held at the Galeria de Santa Maria Maior in Lisbon. The exhibition includes some works produced by the author Nuno Saraiva for various events and popular celebrations in Lisbon. Link (20/06/2019, Portuguese, RR)

United Kingdom

Culture

The exhibition “VAST/O: comics, animation, AR/VR, mental health installation” is currently on display at Poole House Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University. The exhibition will run from 2nd to 30th July. Link (English WG)

Education

The University of East Anglia’s forthcoming MA in Comics Studies now has a website. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for a special themed issue of Studies in Comics focused on Comics and Education. Articles should be 4000 – 6000 words long and must be received by 1st November 2019. Link (English, WG)

Professor Roger Sabin recently gave his Professorial Platform on Comics in the Academy at the University of the Arts. A video of his talk can be accessed via the link. Link (English, WG)

The CFP for Comics Forum 2019, which takes place at Leeds Central Library (UK), 7-8 November, has been published online. The conference theme focuses on Art and Design in Comics and Redesigning the Comics Conference. The deadline for submissions is the 16th August. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renatta Rafaella (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (LT, Belgium and France).

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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