University of Brighton College of Arts and Humanities present the third annual Graphic Brighton symposium with its 2016 theme of Conflict and Resolution, to connect with the Great War Centenary.
The symposium is aimed at scholars, creators, publishers and readers of sequential narratives, and follows successful conferences in 2014 and 2015, which featured such guests as Hannah Berry, John Higgins, Karrie Fransman, David Lloyd, Pat Mills, Chris Riddell and Emma Vieceli, discussing their work. This year’s conference dates are 9th and 10th December 2016.
For Graphic Brighton 2016, in addition to a practitioner based day, we are introducing an academic strand and welcome papers in response, but not limited, to the following topics:
- The cultural memory of British War Comics such as Battle Action Weekly
- Graphic Journalism in the work of Joe Sacco and Emmanuel Gilbert
- Underrepresented stories of war such as the suffrage movement and conscientious objectors
- Historical and contemporary global conflicts
- Audience reception and expectation of war comics
- The wartime memoir practiced by Art Spiegelman and Raymond Briggs
- Beyond the front line – the impact of war on everyday lives in graphic novels by Barbara Yelin and Marjane Satrapi
- Dramatising historical research in the work of Bryan and Mary Talbot
- Comics propaganda from 1940s war bond advertising to the present day
- Superhero publishers’ responses to war, such as Marvel’s The ‘Nam
- Gender representation and conflict
- War and exploitation in the pages of EC Comics
Keynote speakers include: Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot and Kate Evans, Featured creators include Tim Pilcher and Paul Collicutt, with more guests TBC.
The tickets page for Graphic Brighton 2016 is now live! To chose from various options, please visit the University of Brighton Online Store at shop.brighton.ac.uk The programme includes Academic presentations on Friday 9th December with talks by Irish cartoonist Fionnula Doran, broadcast journalist Alex Fitch, and Justin Wadlow, curator of the French comics festival Les […]