Revised CFP: ICAF 2004 (3/12; 9/30-10/02)
(Note new location, deadline and submission address)
The Ninth Annual INTERNATIONAL COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL (ICAF)
September 30 – October 2, 2004
Bethesda, MD (in conjunction with the Small Press Expo 2004)
The International Comic Arts Festival invites scholarly paper presentations for its ninth annual meeting, to be held in Bethesda, Maryland, from Thursday, September 30, through Saturday, October 2, 2004, in conjunction with SPX 2004 (http://www.spxpo.com). We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. All proposals should address the history, aesthetics, cultural significance or critical reception of comic art (including comic strips, comic books, albums, graphic novels, political cartoons, other panel cartoons, caricature, or comics in electronic media). Proposals will be refereed via blind review.
For its scholarly presentations, ICAF prefers thesis-driven papers, illustrated by relevant images (e.g., slides, transparencies). In all cases, presentations should be timed to finish within the strict limit of TWENTY (20) MINUTES.
Proposals should not exceed 300 WORDS. At the bottom of the proposal, the author should precisely state her/his audiovisual equipment needs.
REVIEW PROCESS: All proposals will be subject to blind review by the ICAF Executive Committee, with preference given to proposals that observe the above standards. (In the past ICAF has typically accepted slightly less than half of the proposals it has received.)
SEND ABSTRACTS (with COMPLETE contact information) by MARCH 12, 2004, to the address below or via email.
Submitters should expect to receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by 30 April 2004.
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