Humor, Play and Identity in Comics: Academic Perspectives
On October 14, 2010 the Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library & Museum, in collaboration with Project Narrative and the Popular Culture Studies Program at Ohio State University, will host a one-day symposium in conjunction with the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art. This is the second time the triennial Festival will include an academic pre-conference in recognition of the exciting developments in comics studies in recent years and the growing collaborations between comics creators and scholars.
We are soliciting papers for three panels:
1. Humor, Play, and Identity in Comics
2. Perspectives from Narrative Theory
3. Krazy Kat at 100
The afternoon's events will conclude with a keynote address on George Herriman by Herriman biographer Michael Tisserand.
To be considered for the panels, please send a 250-500 word abstract and a one-page vita to Jared Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for abstracts is June 1, 2010. Please contact Jared with any questions.