CALL FOR PAPERS – NNCORE 2013 International Conference in Comics Studies

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CALL FOR PAPERS
NNCORE 2013 International Conference in Comics Studies

University of Helsinki, Finland, May 23-25, 2013
Organized by the Nordic Network for Comics Research in cooperation with the University of Helsinki and The Finnish Comics Society

The NNCORE conference provides a major international forum for presenting and sharing recent research in comics studies. The NNCORE advisory board members Jan Baetens (University of Leuven, Belgium), Bernd Dolle-Weinkauff (Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany), Thierry Groensteen (independent scholar, France), Ann Miller (University of Leicester, UK) and Roger Sabin (University of the Arts, London, UK) will speak and/or comment on papers at the event.

We invite proposals for presentations in comics studies in any discipline in the human and social sciences. Preference will be given, but not limited, to papers that relate to the NNCORE research themes:

  • Telling stories, challenging convention
  • Comics in between: intertextuality and inspiration
  • Contesting and creating identities and communities
  • The power of comics: propaganda and censorship
  • Manga and the globalization of comics
  • Learning from and through comics: comics as a didactic tool

Please submit an abstract (max 500 words) in English for a twenty-minute presentation. The abstracts should be e-mailed to Kai Mikkonen at kai.mikkonen@helsinki.fi by Nov 10, 2012. Please include your title and institutional affiliation(s). Selected participants will be informed by Dec 15, 2012. For any practical questions please contact Warda Ahmed at warda.ahmed@sarjakuvaseura.fi.

NNCORE is a Nordic comics research network funded by the Danish Research Council (De Frie Forskningsråd) for a two year period ending summer 2013. For more information about NNCORE activities please see the website (www.sdu.dk/nncore), which includes further contact information or contact the NNCORE manager, Anne Magnussen, magnussen@hist.sdu.dk.

Comics around the Baltic Sea Seminar

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COMICS AROUND THE BALTIC SEA SEMINAR: On the 9th and 10th December the Finnish Comics Society organizes an international comics seminar in the Koomiksikeskus. The seminar focuses on comics culture in the countries around the Baltic sea. The main idea of the seminar is to talk about possibilities of building a comics programme that would cover all these Baltic sea countries. This would need EU financing, and one of the biggest aims of this seminar is to see if support could be applied. In addition to the planning of the EU programme the object is to discuss eg. how Baltic cooperation between the comics festivals could be increased.

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