CALL FOR PAPERS
Comics: Strips, Books, Graphic Novels and Everything in Between
Comics and Comic Art
The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association invites all comics scholars to participate in the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. Details of the conference can be found at the conference website.
The Comics and Comic Art Area of the Popular Culture Association offers a venue for scholars from across the country to share their research and exchange ideas on the growing field of comics scholarship. Papers on all aspects of the medium are invited.
Past papers have covered mainstream, underground, and international comics; cartoons, comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels; comics in connection with film, television, and video games; writers, artists, and publishers; teaching comics at various levels; and writing and publishing comics scholarship.
This call asks for individual paper proposals or submissions for entire panels. If you are submitting a panel, please make sure to note the members of your panel. In addition to general papers, if a presenter would like to propose a special panel or roundtable discussion, please e-mail the chair so she can forward the request to the list and the Comics and Comic Art Facebook group. (All interested scholars are welcome to join the group.)
Papers should be delivered in 15-20 minutes. The PCA limits presenters to one paper given at the conference, so if you are interested in presenting a paper in the Comics and Comic Art Area, do not submit a paper to another area.
All participants are eligible for the annual Inge Award for Comics Scholarship, awarded to the top paper presented in the Comics and Comic Art Area of the PCA. Student participants are eligible for the Lent Award for Comics Scholarship, awarded to the top paper presented by a student in the Comics and Comic Art Area of the PCA.
Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the national conference should submit a 100-200 word abstract and a short introductory bio to the PCA Database. The deadline is October 1st, 2015. (Although the site is pretty user friendly, find general instructions at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/.)
The co-chairs for Comics and Comic Art area are Terrence Wandtke and Nicole Freim.
Please send all inquires to: