Those of you interested in comics studies generally may find this free one-day event at Birkbeck very exciting. It's the fourth 'Transisions' comics symposium, which promotes new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art. Book your place and come along on 26 October and be inspired and challenged!
And here's some more details for y'all:
Keynote: Dr. Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London)
Booking: Attendance is free but registration is essential. To book a place email the Transitions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transitions is part of Comica, the London International Comics Festival
Event description: "Transitions is currently the only regular academic comics event based
in London. The symposium provides a platform where different
perspectives and methodologies can be brought together and shared. As an
event devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms
the symposium provides a forum for research from postgraduate students
and early career lecturers. Comics studies occupy a unique
multi-disciplinary middle-space, one that encourages cross-disciplinary
pollination and a convergence of distinct knowledges: literary and
cultural studies, visual arts and media, modern languages, sociology,
geography and more. By thinking about comics across different disciplines, we hope to
stimulate and provoke debate, to address a wide spectrum of questions,
to map new trends, and to provide a space for dialogue and further
collaboration to emerge."