La Denver Comic Con investira les 13 et 15 juin 2010 le Colorado Convention Center pour proposer un nouvel événement : la Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels. À en croire le texte que nous reproduisons ci-dessous, cette manifestation entend avant tout favoriser l’essor de la bande dessinée en tant qu’objet de recherche et d’enseignement. Même si tous les types de propositions sont apparemment les bienvenues, gageons que celles qui entendent appréhender le neuvième art en terme de transmission seront au centre des débats.
Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, June 13-15, 2012, is a new literary conference devoted solely to the scholarly study and teaching of the sequential arts. What sets this conference apart from others is its unique mission to combine an educational classroom initiative with the benefits of theoretical and critical discourse. RMCCGN is being held in conjunction with the newly-emerging Denver Comic Con at the top-rated Colorado Convention Center, June 15-17 2012. All profits from both events directly benefit Comic Book Classroom, a nonprofit free after-school program for children, whose focus is raising literacy through comic books and graphic storytelling.
The conference is designed to bring together a wide range of theoretical, pedagogical, and disciplinary perspectives, and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as academic, independent, and fan scholars. Any topics in the field of comics and graphic novels are welcome.
We seek proposals of 200-300 words for talks of 15-20 minutes in length and should be sent along with a brief, 100-word biography to Christina Angel. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2012 and notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed by or before March 1, 2012.