Margaret Galvan started the topic Vote in 2017 MLA Forum Executive Committee Elections in the discussion Comics and Graphic Narratives on MLA Commons 7 months, 1 week ago
I am one of the candidates in the 2017 MLA Forum Executive Committee Elections for Comics and Graphic Narratives. I’m asking you to vote (by December 10) and to consider voting for me when you fill out your ballot.
I look forward to the possibility of serving in this position as it would allow me to continue proposing cutting-edge comi…[Read more]
Description: This course is an introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with an emphasis on comics and graphic novels. In this course we will learn about the graphic novel as an artistic vehicle for studying the history and cultures of Spain and Latin America (including the Latino US). There will be a series of guest appearances from…[Read more]
This course focuses on developing visual language literacy and theoretical frameworks through analyzing and creating a range of narrative media. We will examine a range of visual scholarly and creative works, starting with sequential art and moving into time-based and interactive media.
1. Learn “close reading” strategies for…[Read more]
Cfp: Gothic States, 29-31 March 2018
An international interdisciplinary conference on “Gothic States” in literature, cinema, and across the arts, will be hosted by the Center for Italian Studies and the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania 29-31 March 2018. See conference page at…[Read more]
David Wacks started the topic Graphic novels in English on Hispanic/Latino world in the discussion Comics and Graphic Narratives on MLA Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
This fall I am piloting a gen Ed 100-level course on Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking world in comics. Can anyone recommend good teachable graphic novels on the pre-Columbian world and/or discovery, and also on topics in 18th/19th c.? I’m planning on using Fuentes’ _Buried Mirror_ to frame it and bring short primary documents interspersed with the…
Nhora Lucia Serrano started the topic MLA 2018 CFP: Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics (12 March 2017) in the discussion Comics and Graphic Narratives on MLA Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics
Drawing from art theorist André Malraux—“The museum invites comparison of each of the expressions of the world it brings together, and forces us to question what it is that brings them together,” what indeed brings comics and museums into dialogue and/or dispute over exhibitionary spaces and praxis?…[Read more]
CFP: Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics (MLA 2018)
Drawing from art theorist André Malraux—“The museum invites comparison of each of the expressions of the world it brings together, and forces us to question what it is that brings them together,”¬ what indeed brings comics and museums into dialogue and/or dispute over exhibitionary spaces…[Read more]
The deadline for abstracts looms!
The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In
“The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of Alison Bechdel, offer…[Read more]
Juan Meneses started the topic CFP ASLE 2017: Comics, Graphic Novels, and the Environment (June 20-24 2017) in the discussion Comics and Graphic Narratives on MLA Commons 1 year, 8 months ago
This panel for the next ASLE Conference seeks to offer a range of explorations of environmental and ecological themes in comics and graphic novels. Whereas the conference’s “Rust/Resistance” special topic should provide cohesion to the panel, papers that expand the study of comics and graphic novels from any environmental lens are also welco…[Read more]
Undergraduate syllabus for a course combining media studies with creative production practices in digital narratives and culture. Designed for delivery online, with an emphasis on individual projects.
Call for Papers
The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In
“The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of Alison Bechdel, offering new exa…[Read more]
Abstracts are sought for an edited collection on the comics of Alison Bechdel for the Critical Approaches to Comics Artists series at UP of Mississippi. Interdisciplinary approaches welcome; deadline 12/1/16
Between 1988 and 1994 American comic books engaged the politics, problematics, and crises of the AIDS epidemic by injecting the virus and its social, cultural, and epidemiological effects on gay men into the four-color fantasies of the superhero genre. As the comic-book industry was undergoing major internal changes that allowed for more mature,…[Read more]
Alien Lines: Science Fiction Comics
The medium of comics—often dominated by genres bound to contemporary concerns or enduring conventions—remains marginal in the study of science fiction. Likewise, the oldest questions driving science fiction scholarship—identity and difference, self and other, chance and futurity—have not been central to comics…[Read more]
Drawing the Line: Comics and Adaptation
While comics adaptations have frequently been derided for “dumbing down” great works of literature through adaptation, recent movie adaptations of comics have conquered the box office and brought new attention to the medium. These intriguing developments beg the questions—How might comics be trans…[Read more]
Graphic Narrative, Comics, and Temporality
Whether we consider the fragmentation of time in the Dr. Manhattan chapter of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, or Art Spiegleman’s intermingling of his father’s WWII past with his present as narrator in Maus, rendering time as space has been one of the most unique and commented upon formal aspect…[Read more]
CFP: MLA2017 Adaptation, Transmediation: The Narrative Boundaries of Genre, Medium, and Time
How do adaptation and transmediation push the boundaries and possibilities of literature? Transnational and transhistorical perspectives especially welcome. CV and 500-word abstracts by 11 March 2016; Lissette Lopez Szwydky (email@example.com).
Luso Brazilian Graphic Narratives
Description: This panel explores different forms of graphic narrative from the Luso-Brazilian world, including, but not limited to political cartoons, graphic novels, comic strips and graffiti.
Deadline for submissions: 14 March 2016
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