SPECIAL SESSION OF THE MEDIEVAL POPULAR CULTURE AREA
THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2007
PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZER BY 10/15/06
Now in its fifth year, proposals are being accepted for inclusion at "The Comics Get Medieval 2007," a panel and roundtable to be jointly sponsored by the Comics & Comic Arts Area and the Medieval Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association for the 2007 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference Boston, Massachusetts, to be held from 4-7 April 2007, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
We welcome papers on the following topics for inclusion in a series of panels and/or roundtables. Completed papers should be delivered in 15-20 minutes. All proposals will also be considered for an essay collection to be co-edited by panel organizers, Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason W. Tondro.
Any aspect of comics (comic strips, comics books, graphic novels, panel cartoons, manga, comics to film/film to comics, etc.) featuring medieval themes
Presentations by creators of medieval-themed comics
Reading medieval artifacts (tapestries, architecture, manuscript illumination, etc.) as sequential pictorial narratives ( i.e. "proto-comics")
Teaching the Middle Ages through the comics medium
In addition, a select list of potential topics and a bibliographic guide to medieval comics appears as part of THE MEDIEVAL COMICS PROJECT available at: http://MedievalComicsProject.org.
Please submit full contact information (name, address, phone/cell, and email), titles, and abstracts of 200-250 words to panel organizers by 15 October 2006. We will forward them to the respective area chairs. Address all inquiries and proposals to the organizers at the following address:
Michael A. Torregrossa
34 Second Street
Smithfield, RI 02917 -3627
PLEASE NOTE: Membership in the PCA is required for participation; details will be sent from the area chair with letters of acceptance or visit their website at: http://www.popularculture.org.
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