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(Dis)ability and Comics: Fifth Annual Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation

Hanover, New Hampshire
Organization: Dartmouth College Conference on Illustration, Comics, and Animation
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2019-04-26 Abstract Due: 2019-01-07

How do comics and related visual media such as illustrated books, comic strips, and animation represent disability differently from other media, and what new possibilities do they propose for thinking about or visualizing ability?


Of particular interest are papers that consider comics as graphic medicine, comics and ableism, comics and neuro-divergence, autism in graphic novels and comics, disability and graphic memoir, creative titles or series by comics artists and writers who identify with or include ability-challenged perspectives, disability studies/theory approaches to contemporary comics and/or issues in comics studies, race and /or gender and sexuality and disability in comics, and comics and pictorial literacy as tools within developmental education studies.   


To participate in the conference, please send a two hundred-word abstract of your talk along with a short professional bio to

Michael A. Chaney

Conference Director



Please be sure to submit your materials before January 7, 2019. We hope to see you at Dartmouth College next April!


Michael Chaney