Call for Papers-Comics And Fotonovelas
Second International Vernacular Colloquium
Department of International Relations
University of the Americas-Puebla, Mexico
- October 26-29 2005 -
The deadline for submitting papers and panels is March 15, 2005.
The Comics and Fotonovela area will accept submissions for panel and paper proposals related to the study and analysis of comics and fotonovelas. The term comics for the purpose of this conference refers to comic strips, single panel cartoons, political/editorial comics, comic books, fotonovelas/photo-comics, comic albums/graphic novel/drawn novel. Proposals related to illustrated texts and animation will also be considered.
Papers and/or panels can focus on such aspects as the war on terrorism, historical development, globalization, post-colonialism, gender issues, censorship, publication and distribution, fans and popularity, and differing attitudes towards comics. Additional topics include educational comics, approaches to using/discussing comics in an educational setting and varying theoretical approaches to analyzing comics.
Papers in English and Spanish will be accepted.
Send a brief CV.
For paper submissions, send a 300 word abstract.
For panel submissions, send a 150 word abstract describing the panel plus a 200 word abstract for each paper (keep panels to three or four participants).
Include requests for any audio-visual equipment needed or desired.
e-mail submissions are preferred (make sure you put "Puebla Conf Submission" in the subject line, and send to the e-mail address shown below).
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