Engaging with these provocative questions, and the intersection of comics and law more generally, Graphic Justice Discussions 2017 seeks to explore the potential, possible, and plural value of comics for the understanding and practice of justice, morality, and the regulation of human life.
- representations and critiques of law, justice, and morality, or of institutions, actors, and processes, in comics and related visual media
- comics and related visual media analysed in contexts such as power, meaning, politics, difference, violence, rights, justice, governance, sovereignty, morality, ethics, bioethics, judgment, or any other relevant field
- visuality, aesthetics, or multimodality of knowledge, communication, and the popular presentation(s) of law and justice
- the value or use of popular, visual, and ‘geek’ media in understanding law, justice, and related concerns
- comics as an object of regulation, embroiled in e.g. free speech and copyright
- Papers are welcomed for submission on any aspect of graphic justice. Papers concerned with the wider value of such endeavours, and the trajectories it might take, are particularly encouraged.
- Submissions for a poster/comics competition are also invited.
- Papers will be allocated 20 minutes by default (plus discussion/question time); submissions are welcome for alternative formats (workshops, interviews, etc).
- Paper and poster/comic submissions require a 250 word abstract, 3 keywords, and a 50 word biography. Panel submissions require a 150 word panel abstract alongside paper abstracts etc. Other forms of session should be outlined in a 250 word abstract and include any relevant bios, information, or visual material.
- Panels will be 90 minutes; posters/comics should be single-sided up to A2 size.
- Email submissions to email@example.com by 14 May 2017.
- Please email to discuss potential submissions if you have any queries.