Garth Ennis Returns For The Comics And Conflicts Conference

Garth Ennis Returns For The Comics And Conflicts ConferenceFrom the 19th to the 20th of August, the Imperial War Museum in London will be hosting the Comics And Conflicts Conference, aimed at comics scholars, professionals and fans.

Conference speakers and guests will include: Pat Mills (Charley's War); Martin Barker and Roger Sabin talking about Doonesbury; Garth Ennis (Troubled Souls, War Stories); Jacques Tardi (It Was The War Of The Trenches); Jean-Pierre Verney (Putain de Guerre); Francesca Cassavetti (Fabtoons) and Jim Medway (Crab Lane Crew).

This is the first public engagement in the UK that Garth Ennis has participated in since his move to America.

Papers for the conference are also welcomed that explore the ways in which comics around the world represent and articulate the experience and impact of war and conflict. For example, topics may include:

  • Depictions of conflict in comics created for children.
  • Representations of trauma in comic books, graphic novels, manga & other forms of international comics.
  • Visual representations of conflict in such places as Afghanistan, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, The Middle East, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam.
  • Journalism, biography, and memoir in comics on conflict.
  • Focus on key practitioners such as Guibert, Kubert, Mills, Sacco, Satrapi, Spiegelman, Tardi & Trudeau.
  • Comics as a space to depict/critique national ideology.
  • Comics as tools of propaganda, both of the state and of protest organisations.

Those interested in submitting work are asked to send a 250 word abstract along with a brief author biography to a.kahn@roehampton.ac.uk headed "Comics and Conflicts 2011". The deadline is 31 March, 2011.

The Comics and Conflicts Conference is organised by Alex Fitch, Ariel Kahn and Paul Gravett.

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