2013 Conference

Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College
(Photos of the conference may be found here!)

April 19 – 21 2013

Friday April 19
4:30-6 Haldeman 041 Registration and Check-In
6-7:00 Haldeman 041 Roundtable with acclaimed artist Milton Knight (Jeremy Love session moved to the banquet)
7:30-9:00 Informal drinks/late dinner at Salt Hill

Saturday April 20
8:20-8:40—breakfast snacks available (outside of Haldeman 041)
(check-in table still available outside of Haldeman 041)

8:45-10:15 Session One (Haldeman 041): The “Between” of Mediation

  • “African American Representation through the Combining of Live-Action and Animation” Christopher P. Lehman, St. Cloud State University
  • “The Stillness and Motion of Satrapi’s Persepolis Between Comic and Film” Orion Ussner Kidder, Simon Fraser University
  • Respondent: Aden Evens, Dartmouth College

10:25-11:55 Session Two A (Haldeman 041): Picturing Non-Fiction

  • “The Arts of Occupation: Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco’s Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” Øyvind Vågnes, Bergen, Norway
  • “Nelson Mandela in Comic Apotheosis” Elizabeth Muther, Bowdoin College
  • Respondent: Jeff Sharlet, Dartmouth College

10:25-11:55 Session Two B (Haldeman 031): Gender, Sexuality, and the Space of Media (Moderator: Annabelle C. Cone, Dartmouth College)

  • “Queer Comics, Transmogrification, and Edie Fake’s Gaylord Phoenix” Brian Cremins, Harper College
  • “Animating the Disney Princess: Snow White” Sarah Nilsen, University of Vermont
  • “Crowd(sourc)ing the Page: The Impact of Technology & Community on the Comics Form” Margaret Galvan, CUNY

12:15-1:25 Lunch (participants free to make their own arrangements)

1:40-3:10 Session Three (Haldeman 041): Theorizing Form

  • “Picturing Little Women, and Theorizing the Illustrated Book” Beverly Lyon Clark, Wheaton College
  • “British Animation 1914-1919” David Huxley, University of Manchester
  • “Closure as Cryptography, Comics as Puzzle-work” Michael Chaney, Dartmouth College

3:20-4:50 Session Four A (Haldeman 041): Phenomenological Predicaments

  • “Animation as Theme and Medium: Frankenstein and Visual Culture” Shane Denson, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • “Impossible Adaptation: the Moby Dicks of Sienkiewicz and Ita” Isaac Cates, University of Vermont
  • “The Phenomenology of Felix the Cat; or, What Do Cartoon Characters Want?” Jennifer L. Barker, Bellarmine University

3:20-4:50 Session Four B (Haldeman 031):Multimodal Storytelling and Cultural Perceptions in Comics, Animation, and Photography (Moderator: Daniel Stein, Göttingen)

  • “Animating Batman: Serial Storytelling, Cartoon Animation, and the Multiplicities of Contemporary Superhero Comics” Daniel Stein, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • “Just Like Sally: Cultural Perceptions of Rape in Graphic Narratives” Kate Polak MacDonald, University of Cincinnati

5-6:30 Session Five (Haldeman 041): The Politics of Repetition and Visual Representation

  • “Seria(s)lly Episodic: Gradual Formal Variations in Alison Bechdel’s Feminist Comic Strip Dykes to Watch Out For (1983-2008)” Lukas Etter, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • “Science Fictions of Race in EC’s Judgment Day” Qiana Whitted, University of South Carolina
  • “‘The Scene fitted Mrs. Wilder’s description perfectly’: Illustrating and Re-Illustrating the Little House Series” Anne Phillips, Kansas State University

6:40-8 Conference Banquet at Hanover Inn
Keynote Address by acclaimed graphic novelist Jeremy Love, author of DC’s Bayou

8:30-10:00 Animation Screening (Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall): Parallel Lines: Comics and Animation Presented by the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Curated by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart

Sunday April 21
8:20-8:40—breakfast snacks available

8:45-10:15 Session Six (Haldeman 041): Image, Affect, Spatiality

  • “Drawing the Angst in Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol” David A. Beronä Plymouth State
  • “Breathing Life Into Early Animated Films: From Metamorphic Picture Books to the Enchanted Screen” Colin Williamson, University of Chicago
  • “Mobius double reacharound: The convergence of comics, animation, and gaming in Homestuck” Vyshali Manivannan, Rutgers University

10:25-11:55 Session Seven (Haldeman 041): Reading Problems—Evolutions and Continuities

  • “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Chop-Chop?: Superreaders and the Racial Politics of Continuity” Andrew J. Kunka, University of South Carolina, Sumter
  • “Christopher Columbus in Children’s Literature: Images of Power” Christina M. Desai, University of New Mexico
  • “The Evolution of Character Depiction in the Grimm Tales, Their Origins and Adaptations” Matthew Jones, County College of Morris

12:00 (Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall) Screening of a short documentary film about the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT Cartoon College by Josh Melrod

The conference is directed by Michael A. Chaney

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This program is generously supported by Leslie Humanities Center, the English department, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost as part of Dartmouth’s Year of the Arts initiative.

Maps of the campus may be found HERE and HERE.

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