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‘Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Case of Comics Studies’ is a workshop on the topic of methodology in comics. It is to take place on Friday 14 – Saturday 15 October 2011 at the University of Bern. Our motivation for this event is to reduce what we see as a stark discrepancy between the popularity of Comics Studies on the one hand and the virtual lack of encompassing methodological reflection on the other.

One keynote speech is planned for each of the two days: Dr. Thierry Groensteeen (freelance lecturer and curator; founder of www.citebd.org) will hold an introductory speech on Friday 14 October, and Dr. Roger Sabin (lecturer at Central St. Martins University of the Arts, London) will give a paper on Saturday 15 October. Each speech shall be followed by several thematic panels, in which researchers will present their papers and thereby introduce a broader discussion.   The organisers intend to choose papers that include or stimulate reflection on the methodological issues Comics Studies and Intermediality Studies raise, as well as on possibilities to tackle these issues.

If you would like to present a paper or have questions, please contact: hoppeler@ens.unibe.ch or etter@iash.unibe.ch.

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