Tuesday, May 05, 2009

OT: Toronto Comic Arts Festival academic panels

My friends Barbara and Bart are presenting papers.

Another New Narrative: Comics in Literature, Film, and Art
An interdisciplinary conference 9-10 May 2009

Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Toronto and in association with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Saturday 9 May

All panels will take place within the Metro Central Reference Library, in the “learning centre.” There will be signage!

9:00 onward: pick-up your name tag and a program
Need help? Andrew Lesk andrew.lesk@utoronto.ca 416-841-8985

Panel 1 Contextual Shifts 9:15 – 10:30
Chair: Andrew Lesk (Toronto)

Beaty, Bart (Calgary)
“Comics Off the Page: Towards a Theory of Performance in the Comics World”

Shaviro, Steven (Wayne State)
“Iron Man as Corporate Fantasy”

Willmott, Glenn (Queen’s)
“Comics, Economy, Ecology: Winsor McCay and Junko Mizuno.”

Panel 2 The Media is the Message 10:30 – 12:15
Chair: Marni Stanley (Vancouver Island)

Coppin, Peter (Toronto)
“What Comics and Geometric Proofs have in Common”

Hains, David (Toronto)
“Fractal Literature: What Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home has in Common with Broccoli and Stock Charts”

O’Flynn, Siobhan (Toronto)
“Interactive Graphic Novels: Redefining the Form (again!)”

Postema, Barbara (Michigan State)
“Mind the Gap: Absence as Narrative Function in Comics”

Panel 3 Closer Looks 12:15 – 1:30
Chair: Glenn Willmott (Queen’s)

Hornick, Edward (Kenyon – New Orleans)
“Little Otter Lost: Understanding Achewood through its Kid”

Stanley, Marni (Vancouver Island)
“Out of Line: Closets and Consequences in Cruse's Stuck Rubber Baby”

Ziegler, Kevin (Waterloo)
“‘Piece It All Together and It’s Barely a Quarter of the Puzzle’: Seth’s It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken and Alternative Autobiographical Comics”

Panel 4 Presenting…. 1:30 – 2:30

An informal hour with authors and their works.

Jeet Heer & Ken Worcester on A Comics Studies Reader


David Collier & Robert Hamilton on David Collier

Panel 5 Confluence and Confusion 2:30 – 3:45

Chair: Siobahan O’Flynn (Toronto)
Cedeira Serantes, Lucia (Western)
“‘I am only really looking for a story’: Selection Practices of Four Comic Book Readers”

Rogers, Sean (York)
“‘Out of the Wild Blue Yellow Yonder’: Comic Books and Confusion in Artists and Models”

Sinervo, Kalervo (Simon Fraser)
“Gods with Teeth: Grant Morrison and the God/Author/Author/God Complex

Panel 6 Creative Bursts 3:45 – 5
Chair: Steven Shaviro (Wayne State)

Jeffries, Dru (Concordia)
“Things Ain’t Gonna Be De Same From Now On”: Dime Novels, Dick Tracy and the Emergence of the Avenger Detective.”

Sakkos, Vasileios (London)
“Transubstantiation on The Comic Book Page: Image made Flesh, Sanctified and Defiled in Ink and Pulp.”

Yao, Christine (Dalhousie)
“Ethical Questions and Literary Merit: Reverse Discourses in Fredric Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent”

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