News & Opportunities

CFP: Child-Animal Relationships in Comics: Historical and Transcultural Perspectives

Many of the most well-known comics protagonists have pets or animal friends, loyal sidekicks in their daily lives and adventures: Charlie Brown has Snoopy, his independent, precocious dog, Calvin has Hobbes, a stuffed tiger acquiring life through the boy’s imagination, Beano‘s Dennis the Menace eventually acquired an equally destructive canine

CFP: Transnational America: Transpacific Overtures, The Black Atlantic, and Dynamics of Settler Colonialism

The American Studies Association (ASA) and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), with support from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUFSC), have announced a competition open to ASA members (U.S. citizens). The organizers plan to select two ASA delegates (pending funding) for participation in the annual JAAS conference to

CFP: Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics

Scholarship and publications on Jewish women and comics have grown considerably over the last five years. Studies such as the Eisner Award-winning Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (Lightman 2014), How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? (Oksman 2016) and our own special issue on