Canadian Society for the Study of Comics

Association #311
Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC)
Conference dates: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 to Thursday, June 4, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CSSC #311 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics is a national scholarly association dedicated to advancing and promoting research in comic art and graphic narrative, broadly conceived. We welcome inter- and multi-disciplinary research presentations on formal, social and cultural aspects of comics, including but not limited to comic strips and cartoons, comic books, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, picture books, and visual poetry. In keeping with the theme of this year’s Congress, Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism, we are particularly interested in critical analyses of race and racism in comics or proposals that explore comics’ engagements with anti-oppression struggles. Our 2020 keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor John Jennings. In addition to appointments in Media & Cultural Studies and Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside, where he researches comics, Afrofuturism and visual culture, Prof. Jennings is an award-winning comic artist.
Call-for-papers deadline: 
November 11, 2019
President's Reception: 
June 3, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Benjamin Woo, Carleton University
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 
Dominick Grace, Brescia University College

For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.