2016 MSU Comics Forum Panel CFP: Sexuality and LGBT Identities in Comics

No Straight Lines: Sexuality and LGBT Identities in Sequence panel of the 2016 MSU Comics Forum seeks papers that contextualize the histories of sexuality in sequential art. The goal of this panel is to provide a snapshot of the complexity and diversity of LGBT identities in comics, in the industry, and among readers/fans.
Papers that recover understudied narratives, creators, or historical moments in comics’ engagement with the shifting categories of queerness are preferred, though papers that bring a new perspective to well-documented topics are welcome contributions. Papers may address mainstream, independent, underground, or alternative comics/creators/audiences, as well as webcomics and comic strips.

Please send abstracts of 250 words (maximum) to the panel session organizer, Sean Guynes, at guynesse@msu.edu. Include a tentative title and your institutional (or other) affiliation.

Proposals for the panel are due November 15, 2015. This will allow us to meet the panel session proposal deadline (December 1, 2015).

A PDF of the CFP is available here. Please share this with your colleagues and with any groups that you believe might draw presenters.

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