What do pictures want (now)?
These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College in the United States, to be held 19th - 21st April 2013.
Scholars interested in the illustrated image in all of its mediated guises are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. Nearly all illustrated or drawn ‘texts’ are eligible for consideration:
- Comics and graphic novels
- Cartoons and animated films
- Picture books
- Illustrated books
Possible topics may include:
- Individual titles by prominent practitioners in the field
- Identity, subjectivity, authority, ideology or culture in or more type of illustration media
- The future of particular schools of criticism (psychoanalysis, critical race theory, phenomenology, Marxism, feminism, queer theory, post-colonialism, formalism, aesthetic theories, etc.) and one or more type of illustration media
Interested participants may propose individual papers or panels. Individual papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Panels shall be 90 minutes long and should be comprised of three presenters and one (ideally separate) panel chair.
• Interested parties should send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio for each proposed paper no later than 1st December 2012 to Michael A. Chaney