The Comics get medieval 2012

Michael A. Torregrossa de la « Société virtuelle pour l’étude de la culture populaire et du Moyen âge » lance un appel à communication intitulé pour « The Comics get Medieval », événement annuel se déroulant à Boston. Son objectif est de « renforcer les liens entre médiévistes, chercheurs travaillant sur la bande dessinée et spécialistes de la culture populaire », mais l’édition 2012 sera principalement axée autour d’un anniversaire : les 75 ans du Prince Vaillant d’Hal Foster. Il serait sans doute bienvenu, de la part de chercheurs français, de proposer des travaux portant sur les successeurs, voire les clones, du chevalier de Thule, à commencer par le Chevalier ardent de François Craenhals. Nous reproduisons ci-dessous l’appel à communication dont la date limite est fixée au 1er décembre 2012.

 

The comics get medieval 2012 :

a celebration of medieval-themed comics in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Prince valiant

 

Celebrating our sixth year in 2012, proposals are now being considered for inclusion at “The Comics Get Medieval 2012,” a series of panels and roundtables sponsored by The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages and to be hosted by the Comics & Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) for the 2012 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations to be held from 4-7 April 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The goal of these sessions is to foster communication between medievalists, comics scholars, and specialists in popular culture studies in general. The organizers define “medieval comics” as any aspect of the comics medium (panel cartoons, comic strips, comics books, comics albums, band dessinée, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, comics to film/film to comics, etc.) that feature medieval themes either in stories set during the Middle Ages or in stories presenting some element of the medieval in the post-medieval era. We are also interested in papers looking at medieval comics from a pedagogical perspective.

Completed papers should be delivered in 15-20 minutes (depending on the number of presenters). All proposals will also be considered for inclusion in an essay collection to be edited by the panel organizers beginning in late 2011/early 2012. (Individuals only interested in submitting for the collection should also send proposals by 1 December 2011 deadline and indicate their preference in the email.)

In addition, a select list of potential topics and a bibliographic guide to medieval comics will appear as part of THE MEDIEVAL COMICS PROJECT web site available at ComicsProject.org> and THE ARTHUR OF THE COMICS website available at Comics.org/>, both organized by the Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages.

No later that 1 December 2011, interested individuals (who must be members of PCA or ACA or join for 2012) should submit full contact information (name, address, phone/cell, and email), titles, and abstracts of 300-500 words to the sessions’ organizers, who will then forward them to area chair.

Address all inquiries and proposals to the organizers at the following address: <medieval.Comics.Project@gmail.com> and include “Comics Get Medieval 2012” in the subject line. </medieval.

 

Michael A. Torregrossa
The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

Email: medieval.comics.project@gmail.com
Visit the website at http://MedievalComicsProject.org

 


Benoît Berthou

Université Paris 13, LABSIC Directeur de la revue Comicalités. Etudes de culture graphique Rédacteur en chef des Carnets de la bande dessinée

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Benoît Berthou

Université Paris 13, LABSIC Directeur de la revue Comicalités. Etudes de culture graphique Rédacteur en chef des Carnets de la bande dessinée

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