Events Calendar
Jun 26
10:00 - 18:00
Comics Crossroads: A symposium on Comics Studies

At this one-day symposium, participants will discover some of the best and most cutting-edge research into comics, cartooning and drawn images. Eight invited speakers will present a 30-minute paper on their recent research, followed by a prepared critical response from an invited respondent and questions from the audience. The event is designed to bring together ideas from around the field of Comics Studies, provoke critical and forward-thinking discussion between researchers and research disciplines, offer input for new and current researchers, and engage with the potential for interdisciplinary work.



Catharine Abell

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, The University of Manchester

Elisabeth El Refaie

Senior Lecturer in English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University

Hugo Frey

Professor of Cultural and Visual History, University of Chichester

Ian Horton

Coordinator for Contextual & Theoretical Studies, London College of Communication

Anne Magnussen

Associate Professor of History, University of Southern Denmark

Aaron Meskin

Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

Roger Sabin

Professor of Popular Culture, Central Saint Martins

Paul Williams

Senior Lecturer in English, University of Exeter

Registration fees are £10 waged and £6 unwaged/student, and include lunch and refreshments.

To register, please follow the link. For enquiries, please contact

Comics Crossroads is the last in a series of events attached to the exhibition There is an Alternative!: Critical Comics and Cartoons.

The exhibition is open to the public at the University's Templeman Gallery until July 2nd (08.00-21.00, Monday to Sunday)

Comics Crossroads is organised by Dr Antonio Lazaro-Reboll, Dieter Declercq, Fred Francis and Julia Secklehner. It is supported by two research consortiums:


Eastern ARC

and the following bodies at the University of Kent:

The Faculty of Humanities Research Fund

The Aesthetics Research Centre

The Centre for Comic and Popular Performance

The Centre for Film and Media Research

The School of Arts Graduate Studies Committee 


Aphra Theatre,
Aphra and Lumley Building,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom



Contact: Fred Francis
Categories: Conferences


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