"Comics & Politics": Large Number of Contributors, ComFor’s Conference 2012 Prolonged by One Day

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The number of excellent submissions for this year’s ComFor conference has been much greater than expected.  Just as in 2011, we are once more happily forced to add another day to the programme.

So the conference on „Comics & Politics“ will still begin on Thursday, September 27th, but continue through Sunday, September 30th. Roughly one full day will be filled with international presenters speaking in English. More on the final programme as well as information on enrolment, accommodation etc. will follow in a few weeks‘ time.

We are especially excited that the open forum has also been very popular in submissions. Here, planned and ongoing projects within comics studies, not necessarily restricted to the conference’s main topic, can be presented and discussed in a workshop atmosphere. On the other hand, the planned poster session, offering a format that is still somwhet unusual for German academics, did not receive a single submission. However, we will be shwoing one poster on an ongoing project; the topic will remain a surprise for now. Perhaps it can instigate more interest in poster sessions in the future.

The Institute for Media Culture Studies at Freiburg University is excited by the immense interest in the conference. See you all in September!

(Stephan Packard)

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