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Institute for Comics Studies


Comic Book Convention Conference Series


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


Atlanta, Georgia August 31-September 3, 2012



The Institute for Comic Studies and Dragon*Con present the fifth 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 pedagogy, cross-cultural and cross-medium comparisons, and more.  We're open to any topics relevant to the study of comics and the popular arts.


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: April 30, 2012


Please submit your proposals at: http://tinyurl.com/DCAcademic2012


Send any questions to: [email protected]


Participants must register for the convention.  Information can be found here:


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

2012 Call for Participation


Conf. Coordinator:
 Matthew J. brown 
     - UT-Dallas
Co-Coordinator:
 R. Scott Nokes 
     - Troy University
Programming Chair:
 Damien Williams
     - Needcoffee.com
Program Committee
Stephanie Noell
     - Univ. of N. Texas
 Vickie Willis
     - Georgia State
 Johnathan Flowers
     - SIU Carbondale
 Curtis Forbes
     - Toronto
 Katherine Bryant
     - Emory

Atlanta, Georgia

Aug 31-Sept 3

Labor Day Weekend

Organizers

The conference will take place at Dragon*Con, the largest multi-media, popular culture convention film in the US.

Submit Now!http://tinyurl.com/DCAcademic2012

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