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28 April 2014. Call for Papers: Graphic Details

The call-for-papers deadline is approaching for a symposium I’m organising with Sarah Lightman on comics, autobiography and Jewish women. Check below for full details. And please spread the word!

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Detail from a work by Ilana Zeffren

The symposium will accompany the wonderful Graphic Details exhibition at Space Station 65, Kennington (October- November 2014). Curated by Sarah Lightman and Michael Kaminer, it is the first museum exhibit dedicated to the contribution Jewish women have made to the genre of autobiographical comics. Featuring original drawings, full comic books and graphic novels it presents work by artists whose intimate and complex work has influenced the world of comics over the last four decades. They include Vanessa Davis; Bernice Eisenstein; Sarah Glidden; Miriam Katin; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Miss Lasko-Gross; Sarah Lazarovic; Miriam Libicki; Sarah Lightman; Diane Noomin; Corinne Pearlman; Trina Robbins; Racheli Rotner; Sharon Rudahl; Laurie Sandell; Ariel Schrag; Lauren Weinstein; and Ilana Zeffren.

On 12 November 2014, cartoonists and academics will come together in London to discuss comics by and about Jewish women. Confirmed participants include Dr. David Brauner (University of Reading), Dr Ariela Freedman (Concordia University), and Graphic Details Artist Corinne Pearlman (Playing the Jewish Card). Submissions for papers and panel sessions on any aspect of comics by and about Jewish women are welcome.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Graphic Details: A Symposium on Autobiographical Comics by Jewish Women

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

JW3, The Jewish Community Centre London

Comics and graphic narratives are currently receiving substantial attention in popular culture and academic disciplines across the arts and humanities. The rise of genres such as graphic memoirs, graphic journalism and graphic histories, for example, indicates that the representation of lived experience in comics form has become central to explorations of individual and collective identities, and to the documentation of historical and social events. But how, if at all, does the representation of often deeply personal feelings and individual experiences connect to collective events and identities? Can we identify shared themes and concerns in the work of contemporary Jewish women comics artists?

We invite contributions for 20-minute papers that explore the intersections between Jewishness and other forms of identification and identity in comics and graphic narratives by women. Papers may address but are not limited to:

Women and Comics * Feminism * Gender * Sexuality * The Body * Illness * Trauma * Memory * Family * History * Israel & Palestine * Race * Religion * Cultural Politics * Artistic and/or Literary Traditions * Women & Judaism

Proposals for 20 minute papers or panels comprising three papers should be emailed by 15 May 2014 to the organizers Sarah Lightman s.lightman.1@research.gla.ac.uk , and Heike Bauer h.bauer@bbk.ac.uk . Please include a 300-word abstract plus a short biographical note. You are welcome to submit images to supplement your abstract submission.

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The symposium is supported by JW3, The Jewish Daily Forward, Space Station 65, McFarland, Birkbeck College London, Stirling Maxwell Centre University of Glasgow, The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies UCL and Studies in Comics (Intellect Publishing).

We are delighted to announce that Studies in Comics 6.2 (2015), guest edited by Sarah Lightman and Heike Bauer, will be specially dedicated to this conference.

 

26 March 2014. Contribute NOW: Homophobia Rewritten

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The deadline for paper abstracts for ‘Homophobia Rewritten’ is coming up. I’ve already received some great submissions. If you’re interested in contributing, please get in touch by 31 March. 

Contributions from postgraduates as well as established academics welcome.

 

Call for Papers (deadline 31 March 2014)

Homophobia Rewritten: New Literary Perspectives on Violence and Sexuality

An AHRC-funded Symposium 

Date: Friday, 13 June 2014
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London

Keynote: Professor Alison Donnell (Reading)

This one-day symposium examines literary and cultural representations of, and
responses, to homophobia. It defines homophobia broadly to mean all kinds of denials
of, and attacks on, queer existence including for example heteronormative practices
as well as verbal and physical attacks.

By exploring representations of intimate lives lived with and against the threat of violence,
and by documenting anti-homophobia and other forms of resistance, the symposium
aims to gain new insights into the interlinked cultures, histories, experiences and
politics of violence and sexuality across time and place.

Papers may address, but are not limited to:

* Literary & Cultural Histories of (Anti-) Homophobia
* (Anti-) Homophobia in Fiction / Graphic Novels / Film / Popular Culture / Visual Culture
* Hate / Racism / Antisemitism/ Colonialism / Postcolonialism
* Identities / Bodies / Gender / Class / Race
* (Pre)Modernity / the Contemporary
* Medicine / Law / New Knowledge Formations
* Translation / Migration /Poverty / Wealth

Please send 300-word proposals for 20-minute papers, and a short biographical note, to the organizer,
Dr Heike Bauer (h.bauer@bbk.ac.uk) by 31 March 2014.

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4 March 2014. Update: Homophobia Rewritten Symposium

Call for Papers — deadline 31 March 2014.

HOMOPHOBIA REWRITTEN:

NEW LITERARY & CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON VIOLENCE AND SEXUALITY

An AHRC-funded Symposium
https://violentworldofdifference.wordpress.com/cfp-homophobia-rewritten/

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Date:    Friday, 13 June 2014
Venue:  Birkbeck, University of London

Keynote: Professor Alison Donnell (Reading)

This one-day symposium examines literary and cultural engagements with, and
responses, to homophobia. It explores representations of intimate lives
lived with and against the threat of violence, and documents anti-homophobia
and other forms of resistance, to ask new questions about the interlinked
cultures, histories, experiences and politics of violence and sexuality
across time and place.

Papers may address, but are not limited to:
Literary & Cultural Histories of (Anti-) Homophobia
(Anti-) Homophobia in Fiction /Graphic Novels/Film/Popular Culture /Music /Visual Culture/Sport
Hate / Racism / Antisemitism/ Colonialism / Postcolonialism
Identities / Bodies / Gender / Class / Race
(Pre)Modernity / the Contemporary
Medicine / Law / New Knowledge Formations
Translation / Migration / Poverty / Wealth

Please email 300-word proposals for 20-minute papers, and a short  biographical note, to the organiser, Dr Heike Bauer, h.bauer@bbk.ac.uk, by 31 March 2014.

28 Jan. 2014: Jewish Women and Comics

My research interests in representations of feelings and experience, and the links between individual and collective identities also has a contemporary dimension. I’m pleased to announce this Call for Papers for a Symposium I’m organising with the artist and curator, Sarah Lightman, one of the organisers of Laydeez Do Comics.

Communities of Experience? A Symposium on Autobiographical Comics by Jewish Women

Wednesday, 12 November 2014; JW3, The Jewish Community Centre London

This interdisciplinary one-day symposium will put academics and cartoonists in dialogue with one another to discuss comics by and about Jewish women. Confirmed participants include Dr. David Brauner (University of Reading), Dr Ariela Freedman (Concordia University), and Graphic Details Artist Corinne Pearlman (Playing the Jewish Card).

Comics and graphic narratives are currently receiving substantial attention in popular culture and academic disciplines across the arts and humanities. The rise of genres such as graphic memoirs, graphic journalism and graphic histories, for example, indicates that the representation of lived experience in comics form has become central to explorations of individual and collective identities, and to the documentation of historical and social events. But how, if at all, does the representation of often deeply personal feelings and individual experiences connect to collective events and identities? Can we identify shared themes and concerns in the work of contemporary Jewish women comics artists?

We invite contributions for 20-minute papers that explore the intersections between Jewishness and other forms of identification and identity in comics and graphic narratives by women. Papers may address but are not limited to:

Women and Comics * Feminism * Gender * Sexuality * The Body * Illness * Trauma * Memory * Family * History * Israel & Palestine * Race * Religion * Cultural Politics * Artistic and/or Literary Traditions * Women & Judaism

Proposals for 20 minute papers or panels comprising three papers should be emailed by 15 May 2014 to the organizers Sarah Lightman s.lightman.1@research.gla.ac.ukand Heike Bauer h.bauer@bbk.ac.uk . Please include a 300-word abstract plus a short biographical note. You are welcome to submit images to supplement your abstract submission.

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This event runs in conjunction with the opening of Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, at Space Station 65, Kennington (October- November 2014). This show is the first museum exhibit dedicated to the contribution Jewish women have made to the genre of autobiographical comic (seewww.forward.com/graphic-details/). 

Graphic Details has been touring since it opened in San Francisco in 2010 and then moved to Toronto, New York, Washington, Portland and Miami. The artists, who hail from the U.S., Canada, Israel and the UK include: Vanessa Davis; Bernice Eisenstein; Sarah Glidden; Miriam Katin; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Miss Lasko-Gross; Sarah Lazarovic; Miriam Libicki; Sarah Lightman; Diane Noomin; Corinne Pearlman; Trina Robbins; Racheli Rotner; Sharon Rudahl; Laurie Sandell; Ariel Schrag; Lauren Weinstein; and Ilana Zeffren. Graphic Details is co-curated by Sarah Lightman and Michael Kaminer and is sponsored by The Jewish Daily ForwardGraphic Details: Essays on Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, edited by Sarah Lightman, will be published by McFarland in 2014.

The symposium is supported by JW3, The Jewish Daily Forward, Space Station 65, McFarland, Birkbeck College London, Stirling Maxwell Centre University of Glasgow, The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies UCL and Studies in Comics (Intellect Publishing).

We are delighted to announce that Studies in Comics 6.2 (2015), guest edited by Sarah Lightman and Heike Bauer, will be specially dedicated to this conference.

 

 

3 January 2014: CFP: Homophobia Rewritten

I’m looking forward to spending 2014 working on A Violent World of Difference: Magnus Hirschfeld and the Shaping of Queer Modernity.

The project is being launched with a Call-for-Papers for Homophobia Rewritten: New Literary Perspectives on Violence and Sexuality, a one-day symposium I’m organising at Birkbeck on Friday 13 June 2014. The brilliant Alison Donnell, Professor of Modern Literature at Reading University, will be presenting the keynote. Further details can be found on the CFP page on this blog.