L’International Comics Art Forum lance un appel à adhésion afin d’encourager “la reconnaissance de la création de bande dessinée comme un phénomène international, tout à la fois en faisant émerger un terrain commun aux différentes traditions de la bande dessinée de par le monde et en explorant les différences qui fondent leur diversité”. Vous trouverez ci-dessous, le texte de l’appel à collaboration.
The Executive Committee of the International Comic Arts Forum, one of the longest-lived and most respected annual conferences in Comics Studies, is actively seeking new members.
We invite applications from academics (including graduate students) and independent scholars in various fields, including but not limited to Comparative Literature, English Studies, Cultural Studies, Communications and Media, Visual Studies, Art History, and Comics Studies.
The members of the Executive Committee collaborate to plan and present the ICAF conference, which since its founding in 1995 has been one of the most important annual events in comics studies. Among the qualities, backgrounds and/or specialties we are most actively seeking in candidates are:
- Cultural diversity/expertise in non-Western comics, pursuant to ICAF’s international focus
- Conference- or event-organizing
We plan to recruit several new members in academic year 2009-2010. Applicants should each send C.V. and a 1-2 page statement of purpose to Cécile Danehy (cdanehy at wheatonma dot edu) by January 4, 2010.
Please send all materials in Word 97-2004 format (with the extension .doc, not .docx) if possible.
We recommend that applicants consult ICAF’s mission statement, history, and past programs (see the sidebar to the right) to get a sense of ICAF’s purpose and character. Commitments to internationalism and interdisciplinarity are the backbone of ICAF and we will be looking for prospective colleagues with these qualities. In addition, we urge applicants to frame their statements of purpose in not only intellectual but also pragmatic terms, with emphasis on specialties and skills such as those noted above.