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Transitions: Mapping New Directions in Comics Studies

Starts Oct 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Finishes Oct 26, 2013 06:00 PM
Venue School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX
Booking details
Free entry; booking required

Event description

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.

Keynote: Dr. Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London)
Booking: Attendance is free but registration is essential. To book a place email the Transitions team at

Transitions is part of Comica, the London International Comics Festival

Transitions is currently the only regular academic comics event based in London. The symposium provides a platform where different perspectives and methodologies can be brought together and shared. As an event devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms the symposium provides a forum for research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers. Comics studies occupy a unique multi-disciplinary middle-space, one that encourages 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, to address a wide spectrum of questions, to map new trends, and to provide a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge.

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