Date: October 12 – 14, 2006
Venue: Washington, DC, USA

The Eleventh Annual
The Library of Congress, James Madison Building,
Washington, D.C.

The International Comic Arts Festival invites scholarly paper presentations for its
eleventh annual meeting, to be held at the Madison Building of the Library of Congress in
Washington, D.C., from Thursday, October 12, through Saturday, October 14, 2006. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. All proposals should address the history, aesthetics, cultural significance or critical reception of comic art (including comic strips, comic books, albums, graphic novels, political cartoons, other panel cartoons, caricature, or comics in electronic media).
Proposals will be refereed via blind review.


For its scholarly presentations, ICAF prefers argumentative, thesis-driven papers, clearly linked to larger critical, artistic or cultural issues. We strive to avoid presentations that are merely summative or survey-like in character. Where possible, papers should be illustrated by relevant images (e.g., slides, transparencies). In all cases, presentations should be timed to finish within the strict limit of TWENTY (20) MINUTES (roughly eight to nine typed, double-spaced pages).

Proposals should not exceed 300 WORDS. At the bottom of the proposal, the author should
precisely state her/his audiovisual equipment needs. (See Website for further specifications)

Send abstracts to:

Prof. Cécile Danehy
ICAF Program Coordinator
Department of French Studies
Wheaton College
26 Main Street
Norton, MA 02766 USA
or e-mail:

See for submissions details, registration, and all further information:
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