Call for Papers: Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture. Any Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.
Some topics could include:
COMICS TO FILM
Sequential Art and Storytelling
Manga, Anime and the Movies
Particular Artists or writers (Bendis, Steranko, Kirby, Everett, Niles, etc)
The Rise of the Graphic Novel
What is a Graphic Novel?
History of Newspaper Comics!
Gay Characters in comics
Film and Superheroes!
Adapting SPECIFIC Graphic Novels for the Screen
Racism and the X-Men
Spiderman as the Everyman
Cartoon Network: Good or Bad for Comics
Comics and Philosophy
Graphic Novels as outlets for social justice (ie,, World War III)
Comics as political satire (eg,., Tom Tomorrow, Addicted To War)
The Resurrection of Captain America-Why NO comic character ever stays dead?
DC, Marvel, and Comic corporations
Indies and their role
Comics and Graphic Novels the world (eg., Tintin).
The scholarly study of Graphic Novels/comics in the academy
Libraries and Graphic Novels
These are just general examples ANY topic will be considered. Please send title and 25-200 word abstract by Dec 15, 2010
Area Chair: Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture
Humanities Librarian Texas Tech University
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