École européenne supérieure de l’image (ÉESI)
in association with
The British Consortium of Comics Scholars (BCCS) and International Girl Gang: Laydeez do Comics (LDC) UK; FEMSKT Finland; Ladies Night Anthology (LNA) USA; Comic Book Slumber Party UK
Questioning Sexism in Comics: Practice and Research: France; Finland; UK; USA
28 January 2017, 10:00-19:30
134 Rue de Bordeaux, 16000 Angoulême, France
Places are free but limited BOOK HERE
The day will invite in-depth critical interrogation of issues surrounding gender parity in contemporary comics. Our discussions will have an international perspective, with contributions from academics, practitioners and activists. The morning seminar will ask the questions and the afternoon seminar will gather responses. The event will be rounded off with a Laydeez do Comics special, hosting a series of presentations from women comics artists and accompanied by home made cake. This exciting and stimulating one-day programme is free to attend and everyone is welcome! However, places are limited. To ensure your place please book via Eventbrite
Outline of the day
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction and Welcome
10:10 – 13:00 SEMINAR Led by Johanna Schipper (ÉESI) Angoulême, France)
and Nicola Streeten (University of Sussex, UK)
What’s the Problem? Questioning Sexism in Comics – Is it Universal or Cultural?
12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK (own arrangements)
An opportunity to look around the (ÉESI) exhibition of student work
14:00 – 16:00 SEMINAR Led by Johanna Rojola (Feministinen sarjakuvatoiminta FEMSKT, Finland)
and Sarah Lightman (University of Glasgow, UK);
Gathering Solutions: Norms, Privileges and Gatekeepers. Challenging the Structures
16:00 – 16:30 BREAK
16:30 – 19:30 Laydeez do Comics Special at Angouleme Including a break with homemade cake served
Presentations from: Charlotte Bailey, Rachael Ball, Megan Byrd, Hannah Chapman, Louise Crosby, Wallis Eates, Taina Hakala, Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen, Sarah Lightman, Pen Mendonça, Apila Pepita Miettinen, Johanna Rojola, Nicola Streeten, Emmi Valve
A detailed programme will be uploaded here in early January 2017
Graphic Scholarship: Theory and Practice
A one-day symposium at Sussex University
Saturday 4th June 2016, 12-6
University of Sussex, Jubilee Building, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9NZ, UK
How is scholarship being done via the medium of comics? Comics can enable scholarship to be disseminated in accessble, reworked form for a wider audience; and can aid in ‘making learning fun’ for younger students or interested amateurs – but how does graphic narrative work as a way of thinking, as a way of data gathering, as a way of organising and enacting the research itself: a tool for scholars?
We will explore this question with speakers from the Applied Comics Network, Graphic Medicine, and in a practical workshop with other comics creators. This exciting event includes lunch and a wine reception and is FREE of charge but places must be booked in advance via EventBrite
This event is generously supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School’s Researcher-Led (RLI) Fund and Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies.
BBCS Symposium and Comics Tea Party
This event is generously supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School’s Researcher-Led (RLI) Fund and Sussex Centre for cultural Studies.