International Comic Arts Forum invites proposals for scholarly papers for its nineteenth annual meeting, to be held at the University of Washington in Seattle and in collaboration with the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, from November 2-4, 2017. Confirmed guests include Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jim Woodring, Gary Groth and Professors Nick Sousanis and Ramzi Fawaz. Supported by the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities.
ICAF welcomes original proposals from diverse disciplines and theoretical perspectives on any aspect of comics or cartooning, particularly studies that reflect an international perspective. Studies of aesthetics, production, distribution, reception, and social, ideological, and historical significance are equally welcome, as are studies that address larger theoretical issues linked to comics or cartooning, for example in image/text studies or new media theory. Among the thematic panels we hope to offer are discussions on manga, indigeneity and indigenous creators; proposals are especially welcome in these areas.
Proposals are due April 3, 2017.
URL or email for more information: http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org/2017-cfp.html