International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference 2016

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International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference 2016

Call for papers:
"In association with Studies in Comics (Intellect Books), the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge), and the Gothic Studies Network

Proposals (for 20 minute papers) on the relationship between comics and Gothic are now invited for our seventh annual conference, including but not limited to:

· Gothic icons and archetypes in comics (vampires, zombies, witches, monsters, ghosts, and everything else!)

· Gothic symbols and structures in comics (the crypt, the Other, etc.)

· Psychoanalytic readings and themes of comics (the uncanny, the abject, fragmented identity, etc.)

· Horror and violence

· Censorship, sensation and outrage

· Monstrosity and the grotesque

· Caricature and subversion

· The Grand Guignol, the theatrical and the Romantic

· Absorption, inversion, subversion, authenticity

· Classic gothic texts, adaptation and rewriting

· Gothic and underground subcultures and music

Papers not related to any of the above themes will be considered for the third day of the conference. Selected conference papers will be published in one of the above journals, or an edited collection."
Period11 Jul 201613 Jul 2016
Event typeConference
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Comics
  • Graphic Novels
  • Gothic