Monday, November 08, 2010

CFP: New England Comic Arts in the Classroom (Dec. 15; March 26)

New England Comic Arts in the Classroom
Rhode Island College, March 26, 2011
Call for Proposals

The New England Comic Arts in the Classroom Conference invites you to submit a proposal for a paper presentation, lesson demonstration, workshop or panel discussion relevant to the use and/or study of comic arts in educational settings.

This conference, sponsored by Rhode Island College, the Rhode Island College English and Art Departments, and the Rhode Island Writing Project, is designed to bring together comic art teachers, scholars and professionals who wish to engage in serious study of the comic art medium in an educational forum. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic and independent teachers and scholars. We also welcome professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, and distributors.

Proposals should focus on educational contexts, theories and methods for using graphic novels, visual storytelling and/or sequential art in educational settings. Conference presentation sessions will be 55 minutes, and, in the spirit of engaging your audience no matter what your format, we ask that you make sure to leave time in your session for questions and answers. Proposals from K-16 practicing teachers are strongly encouraged.

NECAC 2011 proposals are due to michaelg@necac.net by December 15, 2010.

Proposals should include:
  • The type of presentation (paper presentation, lesson demonstration, panel discussion or workshop).
  • A brief description (50 words or less) of the presentation or workshop for the conference program.
  • A summary (500 words or less) of the workshop, including rationale/theoretical grounding, practical application, and the benefit to participants.
  • The name(s), contact information, and affiliation of presenter(s).

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