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745CFP: Comics Get Medieval 2007 (10/15/06; PCA Boston, Mass. 4/4-7/07)

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  • Michael Torregrossa
    Aug 25, 2006
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      List members,

      Please consider submitting a proposal.

      Michael

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      CALL FOR PAPERS
      SPECIAL SESSION OF THE MEDIEVAL POPULAR CULTURE AREA
      THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2007

      PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZER BY 10/15/06

      Now in its fifth year, proposals are being accepted for inclusion
      at "The Comics Get Medieval 2007," a panel and roundtable to be
      jointly sponsored by the Comics & Comic Arts Area and the Medieval
      Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association for the 2007
      Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National
      Conference Boston, Massachusetts, to be held from 4-7 April 2007, at
      the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

      We welcome papers on the following topics for inclusion in a series
      of panels and/or roundtables. Completed papers should be delivered
      in 15-20 minutes. All proposals will also be considered for an essay
      collection to be co-edited by panel organizers, Michael A.
      Torregrossa and Jason W. Tondro.


      Any aspect of comics (comic strips, comics books, graphic novels,
      panel cartoons, manga, comics to film/film to comics, etc.)
      featuring medieval themes
      Presentations by creators of medieval-themed comics
      Reading medieval artifacts (tapestries, architecture, manuscript
      illumination, etc.) as sequential pictorial narratives ( i.e. "proto-
      comics")
      Teaching the Middle Ages through the comics medium
      In addition, a select list of potential topics and a bibliographic
      guide to medieval comics appears as part of THE MEDIEVAL COMICS
      PROJECT available at: http://MedievalComicsProject.org

      Please submit full contact information (name, address, phone/cell,
      and email), titles, and abstracts of 200-250 words to panel
      organizers by 15 October 2006. We will forward them to the
      respective area chairs. Address all inquiries and proposals to the
      organizers at the following address:

      Michael A. Torregrossa
      34 Second Street
      Smithfield, RI 02917 -3627
      Michael.A.Torregrossa@...
      http://Michael-A-Torregrossa.com

      PLEASE NOTE: Membership in the PCA is required for participation;
      details will be sent from the area chair with letters of acceptance
      or visit their website at: http://www.popularculture.org