Comics have long relied on reinforcing reader identity formation whether through interest, age group or hobbies. Constructed and largely mythical notions of gendered readership consequently became one of the most defining aspects of many of these comics. As gendered products, comics have constructed feminine role models and identities to which girls have replied with both rebellion and conformity. The aim of this symposium is to inspire and promote discourse around comparative constructions of girlhood. This exploration will consider relationships between and influences on European girls’ comics in the twentieth and twenty-first century. We invite paper proposals under four key areas which can include, but are by no means limited to, the following:

  • Genre and Categorisation.
  • Representations of Girlhood.
  • Emotional Impact and Response.
  • Practices and Interactivity.

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Lieu : UGent

Date : 22-23 avril 2021

Langue : anglais

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : Please submit a proposal of approximately 400 words for a 20-minute paper, together with a biographical note (100-200 words), to comics@ugent.be by 15 September 2020. You will be notified of acceptance by or before the 15 of October 2020.

Contact : comics@ugent.be