Call for Papers
Comics and Memory
A Nordic Network for Comics Research conference hosted by Ghent University in collaboration with the University of Liège (ACME) and KU Leuven
April 20-21, 2017
Smoke Signal no. 20, 2014 (c) Charles Burns
“Memory is tabooed as unpredictable, unreliable, irrational”, deplored Adorno more than half a century ago (122). Although nowadays the study of memory has established itself, memory remains an untamable beast, broad and interdisciplinary in its scope. This conference seeks to understand memory, and more specifically the relationship between comics and memory, by welcoming papers on the following three lines of inquiry: personal memory, memory of the medium and collective memory.
The keynote address will be given by Mel Gibson.
250-word abstracts are due by September 1, 2016.