Due to the recent events in Paris and their relevance to the study of comic art/bande dessinée, the organisers of "Voyages", the 2015 Graphic Novel and Bande Dessinée Conference, to be held at University of London Institute in Paris on 22nd-27th June, invite the additional submission of abstracts for papers concerning Charlie Hebdo.
Please send abstracts and/or questions to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by 31st January. Please also note that due to the large number of abstracts already received for this conference, we will unfortunately be unable to accept new abstracts on other topics.
To view the original Call for Papers, see below:
Sixth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference / Ninth International Bande Dessinée Society Conference
University of London Institute in Paris
Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th June 2015
Call for Papers
From their earliest manifestations, comic art characters have travelled the globe and beyond. Whether realist or fantastical, drawn to educate or to amuse, comics have used their considerable and unique expressive power to depict journeys, both physically and mentally, to "elsewhere". As the medium has evolved worldwide into one attracting both an adult and a juvenile audience, this relationship to the voyage has diversified, as recently-developed trends such as "graphic journalism" attest. This conference will focus on the relationship of the sequential art form to the voyage and study representations of travel across the history of the medium up to the present day. The conference intends to consider the notion of "voyage" in a broad sense, to include related notions concerned both with geographical movement - such as migration, exile or deployment - and with the psychic and temporal journey.
With this inclusive framework in mind the organising committee for the joint International Graphic Novel and Comics conference and International Bande Dessinée Society (IBDS) conference welcome abstracts on all areas of scholarship relating to comics, the graphic novel, and bande dessinée.
Abstracts of 150-200 words in advance of a 20-minute paper, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to:
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Deadline: 31st December 2014
Dr Julia Round
Principal Lecturer in Communication (Literature and Linguistics)
Framework Leader, MA Literary Media
Academic Tutor, BA English Level I/Year 2
Convenor, Narrative Research Group (NRG)
Editor, Studies in Comics
Co-Investigator, AHRC Digital Reading Network
The Media School
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Studies in Comics website: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-journal,id=168/
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NRG website: http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cjcr/narrative-research-group/
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