Sunday, August 10, 2008

CFP: ICS's Wizard World University (Aug. 15; Nov. 7-9)

Here's the first of two Calls for Papers sponsored by the new Institute for Comics Studies. Note the tight deadline for abstracts: August 15.

Call for Participation
Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

Arlington Convention Center, Texas
November 7-9, 2008

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional-focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels for Wizard World University-Texas, the academic track of Wizard World Texas.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU-TX panels.

Wizard World University represents the Institute for Comics Studies’ mission to promote the study, understanding, and cultural legitimacy of comics and to support the discussion and dissemination of this study and understanding via public venues.

ICS is also accepting applications for the position of local chair at Wizard World Texas.
Proposals due: August 15, 2008
WWU-T submission form:

Dr. Peter Coogan
Institute for Comics Studies
719 Fairview Ave, St. Louis MO 63119
Comicsstudies @

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