3 November: Transitions 3, Programme

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Although this event is free to attend, please register your attendance by email at transitions.symposium AT gmail Dot com!

The programme for the Comica Symposium 2012, Transitions 3: Mapping New Directions in Comics Studies is now available:

TRANSITIONS 3 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Birkbeck College
Main building, Torrington Square, London
Saturday 3rd of November 2012
9.30–10.00   REGISTRATION    
10.00 – 10.15 (Room B. 36) WELCOME(S)
10.15 – 11.15  (Room B. 36) KEYNOTE – Julia Round and Chris Murray  – ‘Title TBC
11.15 –11.25  SHORT BREAK
11.25 –12.40 (Room B. 36) 
Panel 1 – Image and narrative; chair: Ann Miller
John Miers: ‘Comics authorship and the relations between visual form and narrative content’
Paul Davies: ‘Animating the narrative in abstract comics’
Federico Pagello: ‘The Cinematic Superhero: comic book imagination and the aesthetic regime’
12.40–13.30   LUNCH  (own arrangements)
13.30 – 14.50 (Room B. 36)
Panel 2 – Contextual convergences; chair: Ernesto Priego
Matthew Freeman:  ‘An historical approach to transmedia storytelling: Superman and the convergence of comics and other media in the classical Hollywood era’
Paul Williams: ‘Art Spiegelman and J. B. Rund: The making and marketing of ‘Adult  Comics’ in the 1970s’
Caroline Dahl: ‘Comics disseminating science’      
13.30 – 14.50 (Room B.02)
Panel 3 – Politics and Representation; chair: Tony Venezia
Louisa Buck: ‘The boulder of Sisyphus in British political cartoons’
Harriet Earle: ‘Traumatic representation and 9/11 in American Widow’
Jonathan W. Gray: “Representing Revolt in Graphic Media: Magdy El Shafee, Martin Luther King, Jr and the Arab Spring”.
14.50 – 15.20       BREAK   (refreshments)
15. 20 – 17pm (Room B. 36)
Panel 4 – Imagined Communities: Culture and Identity; chair: Jason Dittmer
Adam Sherif: ‘The duality of 1940s Wonder Woman comics: the war heroine in whose culture men do not feature’
Bharain Mac an Breithiún: ’The comic strip and the street sign – linguistic landscape and sense of place in Brussels’
Daniel Marrone: ‘Seth’s historiographic metafiction: forging Canadian histories’
Simon Turner: ‘Japan Online: ethnic identity, culture and race in Yaoi manga fan websites’
17pm–18pm (Room B. 36) Respondent’s remarks and round-table discussion
Roger Sabin (UAL), Paul Gravett (Comica), Chris Murray & Julia Round (StiC), Ernesto Priego (Comics Grid), Ian Hague (Comics Forum) and Tony Venezia (Transitions, The Contemporary Fiction Seminar)
18pm –19pm   WINE RECEPTION, in B. 02
Although this event is free to attend, please register your attendance by email at transitions.symposium AT gmail Dot com!

Transitions 3: Mapping New Directions in Comics Studies

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Update: the programme is available here.

On Saturday the 3rd of November 2012 I’ll be at  the Comica Symposium 2012 – Transitions 3: New directions in comic studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. I’ll be chairing the second panel, titled  “Contextual Convergences”, from 13.30 to 14.50 hrs.

Transitions is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its third year. For more information click on the poster below or the link above.

Transitions 3 Poster