Comics and Fotonovelas, University of the Americas-Puebla, Mexico - October 18, 19, 20 2001
Call for Papers Deadline:
Call for Papers- Comics And Fotonovelas
The Fifth Congress of the Americas
University of the Americas-Puebla, Mexico
- October 18, 19, 20 2001 - ( http://www.udlap.mx/congress/ )
The deadline for submitting papers and panels is June 1, 2001.
This is the largest congress held devoted to the evolving North
American community. Editors of presses and journals rely on it
for special issues and articles. It has extensive press coverage.
Presenters come from all over Latin American, the United States
and Canada, and from Europe and Asia. There are important panels
on a whole range of economic, political, social, and cultural topics.
This is a multidisciplinary meeting which considers North American
culture in all its aspects.
This particular call is for panel and paper proposals related to the
study and analysis of comics and fotonovelas. The term comics refers
to comic strips, single panel cartoons, political/editorial comics,
comic books, comic albums or the graphic novel, illustrated texts, etc.
Papers and/or panels can focus on such aspects as historical
development, post-colonialism, feminist issues, comics and/or
fotonovelas in the 1960s from the viewpoint of varying countries,
censorship, publication and distribution, fans and popularity, or
differing attitudes towards comics, and educational comics as well as
approaches to using/discussing comics in an educational setting. Also,
varying theoretical approaches will be accepted.
For paper submissions, send a 300 word abstract.
For panel submissions, send a 150 word abstract describing the panel's
plus a 200 word abstract for each paper (keep panels to three or
Include requests for any audio-visual equipment needed or desired.
Send abstracts and proposals to:
Area Chair for Comics and Fotonovelas
The Fifth Congress of the Americas
Achaval Rodriguez 1146
5000 Cordoba, Argentina
email submissions preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure you put
"Puebla Conf Submission" in the subject line).
Facultad de Lenguas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Av. Vélez Sarsfield 187
5000 Córdoba, Argentina
Basic information on the Mexico Conference will accumulate at the web site:
Click on "Popular Culture/American Culture" track (upper left) and
then, once on the next page, click on "Subject Area" box for
the spectrum of Areas and details about Area Chairs.
Please check the above source on a regular basis. There are programs
there for past conferences--a resource which newcomers might like
to check for the flavor of the meetings. We take the Walt Whitman
approach to cultural studies and contain multitudes.
Absolute deadline for proposals to Area Chairs is 1 June, 2001, but
early proposals find the most compatible panels.
Best way to Puebla....Fly Delta Airlines from Dallas to Puebla Airport
or fly Continental Airlines from Houston to Puebla Airport. It is that
easy! Cab ride should cost no more that 170 pesos or $15.
Best places to stay in Puebla....See web site for hotel details.
Area Chairs are in charge of panels and will submit them to the Program Chair.
Participants are required to register and to pay the registration upon
of their proposal. (This requirement is for the good of all.) Fill in
registration form and mail check to Peter Rollins (address, above). To
on-line and fiscal registrations must be completed UPON ACCEPTANCE OF
YOUR PROPOSAL and not later. This rule helps everybody in planning for
a successful meeting.
Historical tours are always part of the mix....Keep track via the web site.
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