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LITFEST 2015 : 4th International conference on Comic as Visual Literature


When Sep 2, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015
Where Chenai, India
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2015
Notification Due Jul 25, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 14, 2015
Categories    literature   comics   culture -studies   visual literature

Call For Papers

The Literary Seminary consists of an active student body - members who are passionate about bringing an inculcation of the reading habit to the student society. As a result, we have planned to conduct an International Conference on the theme 'Comics as Visual Literature' from 2nd - 4th September 2015. We have discovered that comics and graphic novels can be used as an effective means of communication, especially to the present generation.

In order to take the first step towards change, a group of students from our club have created SIRJI Comics - a series of comic episodes that voice societal transformation in India. We have launched its first volume at Comic Con, Bangalore, earlier in April this year.

Highlights of Litfest '15:

*Theme 'Comics as Literature'
*Comics is an emerging and widely adopted tool of communication
*The Scope of Comics in Literature is limited in India compared to other countries.
*The Literary Seminary wishes to introduce Comics as a new and stand-alone genre in
Indian English Literature through this Conference
*Launch of Volume 2 of SIRJI Comics
*Paper Presentation by Faculty and Research Scholars across India.

Proposed Themes For Research:

*The Theory and Practice of Comic as Literature
*Comics: Inter-cultural Perspectives
*Comics: A Critique of Socio-Political Realities
*Comics and Culture Studies
*Multimediality in Comics
*Traditions of Comics in India
*Transportation of Comics into Films
*Comics: A Historical Perspective/Historical Perspectives
*Comics: A Reflection of the Spirit of Times(Zeitgeist)
*Comics and Gender
*Comics and Myths
*Autobiographical Comics
*Comics and ELT
*The Future of Comics.

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