Comics And Fotonovelas-Second International Vernacular Colloquium


Date: October 26 – 29, 2005
Venue: University of the Americas-Puebla, Mexico

The Comics and Fotonovela area will accept submissions for panels and paper proposals related to the study and analysis of comics and fotonovelas. The theme for this year’s conference is: _Affirming Human Values in a Time of Terror_. This year’s comics section of the conference will have presentors from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the UK, the US, and the West Indies. In addition, Sanyú, editor of Perfil will present a paper and Irene Herner, noted comics scholar from Mexico will present a paper. Papers and/or panels can focus on such aspects as the war on terrorism, historical development, globalization, post-colonialism, gender issues, censorship, publication and distribution, fans and popularity, and differing attitudes towards comics. Additional topics include educational comics, approaches to using/discussing comics in an educational setting and varying theoretical approaches to analyzing comics.

Papers in English and Spanish will be accepted.

Send a brief CV.
For paper submissions, send a 300 word abstract.
For panel submissions, send a 150 word abstract describing the panel plus a 200 word abstract for each paper (keep panels to three or four participants).

Include requests for any audio-visual equipment needed or desired.

Send abstracts and proposals to Jeff Williams (see below).

email submissions preferred (e-mail address provided below). Make sure you put “Puebla Conf Submission” in the subject line of the message.

Jeff Williams,
Area Chair for Comics and Fotonovelas
Second International Vernacular Colloquium
Achával Rodríguez 1146
5000 Cordoba, Argentina


See for submissions details, registration, and all further information:
[Please note: this is an archival entry; conference website may be discontinued.]