The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) seeks participants for its affiliated panel session at the January 3-6, 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington D.C. Participants will take part in a roundtable conversation on the panel’s theme: “Comics and the History of the Book.”
In recent years scholars have investigated the significance of comic books and graphic novels. This round table aims to explicate how a book history approach to comics, broadly construed, can enrich our understanding of this medium. Those interested in participating in the panel should submit a short abstract (300 words) describing their current research interests and a statement on the key issues related to this field. Preference will be given to proposals that consider the evolution of comics since the early twentieth century. Additional topics of interest include: authorship, circulation and distribution, advertising, comics and gender, audience, legitimacy of the medium, production technologies, non-linear reading, aesthetics and format, censorship, and copyright.
Please submit abstracts and a brief CV by Thursday, November 15, to Robb Haberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that if selected to serve on the panel, all participants must be members of both AHA and SHARP.
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