Wednesday, July 4, 2012

American Identities in the Graphic Novel

European Journal of American Studies, Special Issue 2013

Call For Papers

The graphic novel has staked out a discursive terrain that encompasses identity on many levels. Superhero comics, and the extended works derived from them, appeal to the fertile iconography within the comics genre as well as the broader motifs of cultural myth. In addition, personal identities are frequently explored via graphic novel autobiography; these also treat broader concerns of culture that orbit issues of individual and collective identities. This special issue of the European Journal of American Studies will be co-edited by Pawel Frelik and Michael J. Prince, and will explore diverse expressions of American identities in the graphic novel and volume-length collections of comics series. 

Conference: The War of 1812 - Myth and Memory, History and Historiography

Date: Thursday 12 July to Saturday 14 July 2012

The conference on 'The War of 1812: Myth and Memory, History and Historiography' is a result of a partnership between the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London, the London Canadian Studies Association and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

All sessions will be held in the Senate House of the University of London, which is on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

For more information, please contact either Phillip Buckner or Tony McCulloch.

If you wish for more details about registering for the conference, please go to the website of the Institute for the Study of the Americas

via TSA e-bulletins.