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‘Cripping’ the Comic Con Seeking Proposals for 2015 Conference
The “Cripping” the Comic Con conference and comics convention is now accepting proposals for the 2015 symposium. The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 26. This year’s theme is “Game Over …?,” which will explore the various ways in which games, gaming and virtual media reflect and create understandings and interpretations of disability in popular culture.
“One of our primary goals as symposium organizers is to create opportunities for all participants—particularly students and emerging scholars—to share their work,” says Diane Wiener, director of the Disability Cultural Center and co-organizer of the symposium. “Since representations in popular culture are generally created outside of academic environments, we also encourage the general public to engage in conversations about popular culture and disability and submit proposal ideas.”
Proposal types and formats may include: individual presentations, panel presentations, discussions, workshops, roundtables, performance, video, film, art or poster sessions, among others. Anyone is eligible to submit a proposal, and multiple proposals are welcomed and encouraged. Those interested in learning more about the proposal submission process and guidelines for submission should visit the “Cripping” the Comic Con call for papers page.
The third annual “Cripping” the Comic Con is scheduled for March 22 and 23, 2015, at Syracuse University. The conference and comics convention is open to all. For more information, visit the “Cripping” the Comic Con website, follow “Cripping” the Comic Con on Twitter, or like “Cripping” the Comic Con on Facebook.