We’re proud to announce this year’s British Consortium of Comics Scholars Event:
Graphic Scholarship: Theory and Practice A one-day symposium at Sussex University Saturday 4th June 2016, 12-6 Includes Lunch
University of Sussex, Jubilee Building, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9NZ, UK @ukcomicscholars
How is scholarship being done via the medium of comics? Comics can enable scholarship to be disseminated in accessble, reworked form for a wider audience; and can aid in ‘making learning fun’ for younger students or interested amateurs — but how does graphic narrative work as a way of thinking, as a way of data gathering, as a way of organising and enacting the research itself: a tool for scholars?
We will explore this question with speakers from the Applied Comics Network https://appliedcomicsnetwork.wordpress.com Graphic Medicine http://www.graphicmedicine.org and in a practical workshop with other comics creators. Book via EventBrite for this exciting and free event https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bccs-comics-scholarship-symposium-tickets-23847434318
This event is generously supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School Researcher-Led Initiative (RLI) Fund and Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies (SCCS).
For further details visit https://britishcomicsscholars.wordpress.com
Formed in 2006, the Centre is a new site for consolidating the current and historical work that has been long-established at the University since its inception 40 years ago. Cultural Studies at Sussex has enjoyed an international reputation for decades, and we recently decided to formalise our research in a centre in order to work more effectively with each other in a supportive, collegiate environment.
We welcome your thoughts and inspirations! If you have a project in mind and would like formal or informal support, encouragement, and collaboration, please let us know. We aim to think through the issues facing cultural analysis today: methodologically, ethically, and conceptually. We are deeply committed to the emerging project of Cultural Studies, its history of political and critical engagement, and its scholarly rigour. We want to think across and through conventional disciplinary frameworks, whilst adopting the best of these for our own intellectual purposes. We believe in the imaginative potential of Cultural Studies to challenge 'safe' scholarship, to press into the deeper questions of power, representation and identity.
We have recently started a doctoral programme in creative practice that can explore issues of cultural/critical relevance, if you are interested in this scheme please contact Lizzie Thynne. If you are interested in working with the Centre on a Cultural Studies project, or simply would like further information on its activities please contact the Director: Professor Sally R. Munt.
Professor Sally R Munt