Tuesday, June 03, 2014

CFP: Comics and Graphic Novels / Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) (June 9; Oct. 24-25)

Call for Papers
Comics and Graphic Novels
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
(NEPCA)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on comics and graphic novels for its fall conference to be held at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24-25, 2014.

Please send 250-word electronic versions of your proposal to: Zack Kruse (area chair) at krusez@ipfw.edu and to Robert Hackey (program chair) at RHACKEY@providence.edu.

A wide range of topics will be considered; however, in an effort to best serve the medium and culture that make up comics, applicants are encouraged to deal with comics in a theoretical framework. Papers that demonstrate the role of comics in the broader cultural and critical discussion are preferred. Applicants should feel welcome to submit papers on the role of mainstream comics, independent comics, webcomics, strip comics, and underground comix.

With your submission, please include a two or three sentence description of yourself, your background, and your qualifications. There is an official submission form on the NEPCA website (nepca.wordpress.com) under the “Fall Conference” tab that should be completed and submitted to the area and program chairs noted above.

NEPCA presentations are generally 20 minutes in length and may be delivered either formally or informally. It is recommended that presentations on comics are accompanied by relevant images when it is reasonable to do so. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment involving graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars.

The deadline to submit proposals is June 9, 2014, and applicants will receive confirmation of their acceptance or rejection by mid July.

Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by the area chair.

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