The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 13th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 4-7, 2020.
CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comics books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc., presented to a mixed audience of scholars and fans. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.
Please submit a proposal that engages in substantial scholarly examinations of comics books/graphic novels, anime, manga, science/speculative fiction, fantasy, or other parts of popular culture. A broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives is being sought, including, but not limited to, proposals pertaining to literary and art criticism, philosophy, linguistics, history, communications, law, pedagogy, and natural and social sciences. Some examples of appropriate subjects include: discussions of the nature of the comics medium, the science of a particular franchise, how to utilize pop culture in the classroom, analyses of particular works of authors, cross-cultural and cross-medium comparisons, and more. We are open to any and all academic topics relevant to the study of popular arts.
Since CPAC talks take place in conjunction with DragonCon, presentations should be prepared with a general audience in mind. Presenters must register for DragonCon if their paper is accepted in order to present. Presenters from out of town should make lodging arrangements far in advance.
More information and submission links can be found at our website listed with this call. Deadline for Submissions: January 7, 2020.
Comics and Popular Arts Conference - Coordinating Board