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Beginnings and Renewals in Comics

Kiel’s 1st Comic Conference 2016

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Organised by the editorial team of CLOSURE, Kiel University’s e-journal for comics studies, Kiel’s first comic conference will be held from the 9th to the 11th of September 2016 at the Kiel University. The conference focuses on "Beginnings" and "Renewals" in comics and takes into account both formal and historical aspects of the genre. The conference explicitly seeks to approach this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Panels consist of 11 papers delivered by international comics scholars, a keynote address by Silke Horstkotte, and a concluding panel discussion. On Friday from 8 pm, the conference opens with a comic book reading at the art gallery in Kiel. Four comic book artists – Tanja Esch from Hamburg, Jul Gordon and Sascha Hommer ("Kontaktcenter Hamburg") and Gregor Hinz (comic magazine "Pure Fruit") – read from their respective works, thereby approaching the topics of Beginnings and Renewals from a performative perspective. Presentations and the comic book reading are free of charge and open to university members as well as to the general public.

Conference languages: German and English. Without registration.

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What: International Comic Conference at the University of Kiel
When: Friday the 9th to Sunday the 11th of September
Where: Friday: Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Düsternbrooker Weg 1
Sat/Sun: Leibnizstraße 1, R. 204

Julia Ingold

Kiel University
Press, Communication and Marketing, Dr. Boris Pawlowski
Address: D-24098 Kiel, phone: +49 (0431) 880-2104, fax: +49 (0431) 880-1355
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