>From: ch76854 <[log in to unmask]>
>[REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS BELOW;
>PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DEADLINE AND CONFERENCE DATES]
>The Eighth Annual
>INTERNATIONAL COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL (ICAF)
>Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
>Thursday ñ Saturday, September 4-6, 2003
>The International Comic Arts Festival invites scholarly paper
>presentations for its eighth annual meeting, to be held at Georgetown
>University in Washington, D.C. from Thursday, September 4, through
>Saturday, September 6, 2003.
>We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and theoretical
>perspectives. All proposals should address the history, aesthetics,
>cultural significance or critical reception of comic art (including
>comic books, albums, graphic novels, comic strips, panel cartoons,
>caricature, or comics in electronic media). Proposals will be refereed
>via blind review.
>For its scholarly presentations, ICAF prefers argumentative,
>thesis-driven papers, clearly linked to larger critical, artistic or
>cultural issues. We strive to avoid presentations that are merely
>summative or survey-like in character. Where possible, papers
>should be illustrated by relevant images (e.g., slides, transparencies).
>In all cases, presentations should be timed to finish within the
>strict limit of TWENTY (20) MINUTES.
>Proposals should not exceed 300 WORDS.
>At the bottom of the proposal, the author should precisely
>state her/his audiovisual equipment needs. Proposals
>requiring computers or data projection equipment should
>include exact system specifications. (Presenters relying on
>computers are urged to bring their own equipment for backup.
>Though ICAF strives to meet all equipment needs, we cannot
>guarantee the availability or compatibility of computer equipment.)
>BLIND REVIEW: All proposals will be subject to blind review
>by the ICAF Executive Committee, with preference given to
>proposals that observe the above standards. The final number of
>papers accepted will depend on the overall needs of the conference
>program as it develops (in the past ICAF has typically accepted
>about half of the proposals it has received).
>SEND ABSTRACTS BY MARCH 14, 2003, TO:
>Prof. Charles Hatfield
>Department of English
>California State University, Northridge
>18111 Nordhoff Street
>Northridge CA 91330-8248
>or via email at <[log in to unmask]>.
>Submitters should expect to receive confirmation of acceptance
>or rejection by 2 May 2003.
>(If you have questions regarding this Call for Papers,
>please contact Charles Hatfield at the above.)
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