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TitelGSA Panel: German Comics: An Unturned Stone
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38th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Kansas City, Missouri, September 18-21, 2014

Deadline: February 9, 2014

German Comics: An Unturned Stone

“COMIC IST KUNST. DAS MUSS JETZT AUCH DIE KULTURPOLITIK VERSTEHEN.” With this slogan, 79 comics artists, scholars, publishers, journalists, and art historians issued a bold manifesto to the German cultural scene at this year’s Internationales Literaturfestival in Berlin. As the manifesto’s signatories attest, comics has experienced an explosion of positive critical reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in the past few years—including the establishment of a graphic novel line in Suhrkamp’s program. Artists such as Ulli Lust (“Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens”) and Nicolas Mahler (“Alte Meister”) have received international recognition for their work, reinforcing the growing consensus that comics are a legitimate art form on par with film, theater, and music. Yet these artists remain the exception: in spite of the recent boom in comics production and the appearance of numerous talented artists in the German sprachraum, German comics remain largely unknown and unrecognized abroad. The purpose of this panel is twofold: to further the critical study of the comics medium and to introduce German comics to a larger audience. As such, this panel welcomes papers on a broad range of topics that will deepen understanding and awareness of German-language comics.

Possible presentation topics include (but are not limited to):

The history of German comics (Bilderbogen, caricature, piccolos, graphic novels, etc.)
German comics adaptations (literary, film, etc.)
Intermediality/Intertextuality in German comics
Visual-textual relationships in German comics
History through German comics (historical fiction, biography, etc.)
Comics under dictatorship (comics in the Third Reich; comics in the GDR)
Underground/Countercultural German comics
Autobiography/Self-representation in German comics
Minority representation in German comics
Sexuality in German comics
Racism in German comics
German comics journalism
Memory and time in German comics
German comics and their contemporaries (Franco-Belgian, US, Italian, Japanese manga, etc.)
Comics as craft

Please note that presenters must be members of the German Studies Association (see for information on membership). No one individual may give more than one paper or participate in more than two public roles.

Please send an abstract (approximately 300 words), a brief c.v. and bio, and a specific request of AV needs (if applicable) by February 9, to Brett Sterling (
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VeranstaltungsortKansas City, Missouri
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
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