CFPs for SWTXPCA: Graphic Novel, Comics

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Graphic Novels, Comics and Popular Culture-SWTXPCA 2013

The area chair seeks papers/presentations on Graphic Novels and Comics and Popular Culture due on November 16, 2012.

The Graphic Novels and Comics area has teamed up again with the Libraries and Popular Culture area to bring you another interesting roundtable session. This year the discussion will be the concept of the graphic novel and what that means. If you would like to be on the roundtable, please let me know.

The concept of the super-villain. There is much scholarly literature on the superhero but not nearly as much on the super-villain. Yet a superhero is usually only as good or interesting as their super-villain counterpart. Stan Lee said that coming up interesting super-villains is often difficult. Why? How have super-villains in comics changed over the years? What makes a super- villain like the Joker or Magneto so compelling? We would welcome full panels on super- villains.

The rise of the graphic novel
What is a graphic novel?
History of newspaper comics!
Gay characters in comics
Film and superheroes!
Adapting graphic novels for the screen
Racism and the X-Men
Spider-Man as the Everyman
Cartoon Network: Good or bad for comics?

By November 16, please submit your title and 100- to 250-word abstract through our website’s database, which can be accessed at:

The full CFP for Comics, Graphic Novels, and Popular Culture

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