Comics Forum 2018
Progress: A Decade of Comics Scholarship
Leeds Central Library 20-21 September
Comics Forum 2018 is the tenth anniversary of the annual conference series. To celebrate this milestone, scholars are invited from around the world to join us for a two-day series of talks looking back at the subjects Comics Forum has focused on over the past decade and considering how they have changed and developed. We would love for you to join us!
At the Eventbrite link you can buy tickets for 1 Day, 2 Days or a special offer that gets you 2 days of Comics Forum followed by a 2 Day Convention Pass for Thought Bubble on the 22nd and 23rd September. This will save you £4 on the price of the convention pass (RRP £28)!
We’re also delighted to be hosting Seriously Into Comics: A Workshop for Comics Studies Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers on Wednesday 19th September. Tickets for this are £6 and can be added to your order through Eventbrite.
Seriously Into Comics will include the following events:
1230: Welcome (Hattie Kennedy)
1245: Before a PhD (Speakers TBC)
1400: During a PhD (Ian Horton and Ian Hague)
1500: After a PhD (Joan Ormrod and Maggie Gray)
1600: Networking & Refreshments
Each of the the three main sessions will include around 30 mins discussion by the session leads, and 30 mins opportunity for discussion and questions. Sessions will look at how you might get started in PhD research, network and develop contacts, build a publishing record, get involved with conferences and look for a job and early career researcher (ECR) opportunities.
We look forward to seeing you in Leeds!
Call for Papers
Comics Forum’s 2018 Call for Papers is now closed. Please do not submit proposals.
Comics Forum 2018 is the tenth anniversary of the annual conference series. To celebrate this milestone, we invite scholars from around the world to join us for a two-day series of talks looking back at the subjects Comics Forum has focused on over the past decade and considering how they have changed and developed. We are now open to submissions on any of the following themes, reflecting the topics from previous years’ events (please indicate which theme you are addressing when you submit your abstract):
- Genre (2016)
- Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness (2011)
- Materiality and Virtuality (2011)
- Multiculturalism and Representation (2012)
- Politics (2015)
- Possibilities and Perspectives (2009)
- Sculpture and Comic Art (2011)
- Small Press and Undergrounds (2013)
- Space (2017)
- Theory and Practice (2010)
- Violence (2014)
- Women in Comics (2010)
Submissions will be considered in any of the following three formats (please indicate which you are proposing when you submit your abstract):
- Paper: 15-minute paper on a focused topic.
- Panel: 1 hour structured discussion between three or more participants (N.B.: this should be a coherent unit, not simply a collection of three or four papers).
- Workshop: 1 hour interactive, collaborative session aimed at producing outputs to be published on comicsforum.org.
Proposals of up to 250 words in length are now being accepted at the following link: http://bit.ly/comicsforum2018 The deadline for submissions is the 23rd of July and you will be notified of acceptance by or before the 30th of July. Please include a short (100 word) biography of your speaker(s) with your proposal. We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds!