4th annual comics and popular culture conference

The Institute for Comics Studies (dont la mission est de « promouvoir l’étude, la compréhension et la légitimité culturelle de la bande dessinée et de soutenir la diffusion de cette étude et sa compréhension par le biais d’événements publics) et Dragon*Con (structure organisant, selon ses dires, « la plus grande convention multi-médias portant sur la culture populaire, et s’intéressant à des genres comme la science-fiction et la fantasy à travers des jeux, des bandes dessinées, la littérature, l’art, la musique et le cinéma ») lancent un appel à communication pour leur quatrième conférence annuelle qui aura lieu à Atlanta (USA). Comme à son habitude, celle-ci est extrêmement ouverte et toutes les approches de la bande dessinée « populaire » semblent être les bienvenues, ainsi qu’en attestent les programmes des années précédentes qu’il s’agira de compléter en rendant une proposition avant le 15 mai prochain.

4th ANNUAL COMICS & POPULAR ARTS CONFERENCE at DRAGON*CON

Atlanta, Georgia September 2-5, 2011


The Institute for Comic Studies and Dragon*Con present their fourth annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts. The conference will take place at Dragon*Con, the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. For more info on Dragon*Con, visit http://dragoncon.org

Please submit a proposal that engages in substantial scholarly examinations of comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, or other parts of popular culture. A broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives is being sought, including literary and art criticism, philosophy, linguistics, history, and communication. Proposals may range from discussions of the nature of the comics medium, analyses of particular works and authors, discussions of the visual language of comics and manga, comics and pop culture in the classroom, cross-cultural and cross-medium comparisons, and more. We’re open to any topics relevant to the study of comics and the popular arts.

More information, including programs and topics from previous years can be found at the conference website:

http://utdallas.edu/~mattbrown/DragonCon.html

This conference at Dragon*Con represents the Institute for Comics Studies’ mission to promote the study, understanding, and cultural legitimacy of comics and to support the discussion and dissemination of this study and understanding via public venues.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2010

Please submit your proposals at:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFlZTU5JVDFYMW1PWWVoT183LVF3N3c6MQ

Send any questions to: thehangedman@gmail.com Participants must register for the convention. Information can be found here:

http://dragoncon.org/members.php#DC_Memb

Prospective participants are welcome to submit a guest application to Dragon*Con in advance at the following address:

http://dragoncon.org/dc_guest_app.php

Acceptance to the academic conference is no guarantee of « guest » status at the convention. In the past, no presenters have received guest status simply for participating in the conference. Dragon*Con is a fan convention and only gives VIP status to celebrity guests. Most presenters and creators pay their own way to the convention.

Conference Coordinator: Matthew J. Brown, UT Dallas
Conference Co-coordinator: R. Scott Nokes, Troy University
Programming Chair: Damien Williams, Needcoffee.com

Matthew Brown, Ph.D.
C&PAC Coordinator
Assistant Professor
School of Arts & Humanities
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W Campbell Road, JO31
Richardson, TX 75080
Email:
thehangedman@gmail.com
Visit the website at
http://www.utdallas.edu/~mattbrown/DragonCon.html


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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