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TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies

Starts Oct 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Finishes Oct 25, 2014 05:00 PM
Venue Birkbeck, School of Arts, 43-46 Gordon Square

Event description

Keynotes: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero) and Dr Antonio Lázaro-Reboll (University of Kent) 
Respondents:
Dr. Roger Sabin, Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels), Dr. Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University, Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics); Dr. Julia Round (Bournemouth University; Studies in Comics)

We are pleased to announce details for the forthcoming 5th annual Transitions symposium, promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

Part of Comica The London International Comics Festival, this is currently the only regular academic comics event based in London. Transitions is devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms, aiming specifically to provide a forum for research by postgraduate students and early career lecturers/researchers.  By deliberately not appointing a set theme, we hope to put together a programme reflecting the diversity of comics studies.

Comics studies encourage cross-disciplinary pollination and a convergence of distinct knowledges: literary and cultural studies, visual arts and media, modern languages, sociology, geography and more. By thinking about comics across different disciplines, we hope to stimulate and provoke debate and to address a wide spectrum of questions, to map new trends and provide a space for dialogue and further collaboration.

For further details contact Hallvard, Tony and Nina at transitions.symposium@gmail.com.  The symposium is free to attend but registration is required.

Supported by Comica, The Centre for Contemporary Literature (Birkbeck), and the Contemporary Fiction Seminar

Image credit: John Miers