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The Third International Comics Conference: Comics Rock


Bournemouth University

 

Comics and Education (Thursday 28 June 2012)

 

  • Keynote speakers: David Lloyd (Kickback, V for Vendetta) and Steve Marchant (The Cartoonist’s Workshop) of Cartoon Classroom.
  • Also the first UK screening of Todd Kent’s film Comic Book Literacy (Best Documentary Winner at Phoenix Comicon 2010).

 

Comics and Multi-Modal Adaptation (Friday 29 June 2012)

 

  • Keynote speakers: Ian Edginton (Sherlock Holmes, Scarlet Traces) and I.N.J. Culbard (Sherlock Holmes, At The Mountains of Madness)

 


The comic strip, having been viewed as a lower form of art for decades, is increasingly being recognised as a phenomenon worthy of academic study. We are therefore proud to be hosting our third major academic conference on comics, graphic novels and bandes dessinées at Bournemouth University on Thursday 28 June and Friday 29 June 2012.  This follows two very successful annual events held at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011 and 2010.

Conference prices can be found here and a link to booking here.  Early bird tickets are available at a reduced price until 30 April 2011.  As last year, those who register for both days will receive a FREE subscription to either Studies in Comics or the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.


The keynote speakers are:

Comics and Education (Thursday 28 June 2012):

  • Keynote speakers: David Lloyd (Kickback, V for Vendetta) and Steve Marchant (The Cartoonist’s Workshop) of Cartoon Classroom.
  • Also the first UK screening of Todd Kent’s film Comic Book Literacy (Best Documentary Winner at Phoenix Comicon 2010).

Comics and Multi-Modal Adaptation (Friday 29 June 2012):

  • Keynote speakers: Ian Edginton (Sherlock HolmesScarlet Traces) and I.N.J. Culbard (Sherlock HolmesAt The Mountains of Madness)

The conference is being organised with the support of and under the aegis of scholarly peer-reviewed journals:

Papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in one of these journals.


Accommodation in Bournemouth is plentiful – although does get busy during the summer months so you are advised to book early.  A list of hotels and B&Bs can be found at www.bournemouth.co.uk.  Due to ongoing use by students there is no university accommodation available.


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