CSS '21 Re/Building Community

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Comics Studies Society 4th annual conf. brings together scholars, artists, and other members of the international Comics Studies community.

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The Comics Studies Society (CSS) 4th annual conference seeks to bring together scholars, artists, and other members of the international Comics Studies community to examine, explore, and work to re/build the various communities of which we form a part.

Hosted by St. Ambrose University (Davenport, Iowa), CSS 2021 will be a virtual conference, from Friday, August 6th until the end of the day on Saturday, August 7th

Following in the wake of an exceptionally tumultuous year that necessitated distance and isolation like few of us have ever had to experience, CSS '21 Re/Building Community hopes to spark thoughtful conversations about the intersections surrounding comics and communities of all sorts, from comics shops to web comics, cons to cosplay, creative collaborations to comics collectives, and the graphic narrative communities we study to those that we ourselves inhabit.

In keeping with the theme of re/building communities, we hope to bring to the forefront of this conference connections between communities big and small, global and local. Above all, we want to bring our own community back together in a way that is safe and inclusive, and that also celebrates and invigorates the local communities of our members.

** In lieu of conference registration fees, this year we invite our conference participants to name their own registration fee. Donations are in US$ dollars [USD].

Donations will support future travel awards for graduate students, contingent faculty, women and people of marginalized gender identities as well as future annual CSS awards prizes. **

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Conference Organizer

Brittany Tullis, St. Ambrose University

The CSS '21 Conference Committee:

Evan Ash, University of Maryland

Corey Creekmur, University of Iowa

Lan Dong, University of Illinois Springfield

Samantha Langsdale, University of California, Berkeley

Nhora Lucía Serrano, Hamilton College

Matthew J. Smith, Radford University


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CSS is an interdisciplinary society open to all who share the goals of promoting the critical study of comics, improving comics teaching, and engaging in open and ongoing conversations about the comics world.

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