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Comics in Dialogue / Conversaciones en torno al cómic

Ilustración de  Sergio García

The International Conference Comics in Dialogue / Conversaciones en torno al comics tries to be a space for dialogue in which Spanish and foreign creators occupy a prominent position in round tables, keynote speeches, interviews and tributes. At the same time, it aims at becoming a meeting point for researchers of different areas (literary and cultural studies, comparative literature, art history, communication, translation studies, history, education, gender studies…) working on comic studies. The Conference is organized around the thematic areas described below. Conference languages are English, French, and Spanish. Deadline for reception of abstracts is 31 Oct. 2019

  • A scientific programme with workshops and debates structured around authors and keynote speakers and various topics. Line 1 - Languages: abstraction and formal experimentation, visual languages and semiotics, multimedia and transmedial experiments, graphic humour.   Line 2 - Literature and Adaptation: Comics to literature and literature to comic, literary and artistic movements in comics, literary genres in comics,  comics and other forms of storytelling (narrative fiction, historiography, travel narratives, graphic journalism, graphic biography...) Line 3 - Translation: Comics translation, professionalization, and the editorial world. Line 4 - Activisms, feminisms and comics
  • A space and exhibition "Coffee-with-Comics" that showcases creative works and academic contributions during cookie breaks
  • Comics and Humour: Closing Homage to Francisco Ibáñez (interview in El País)
  • A public engagement programme.


Disclaimer and Cancelation Policy
Although the Conference is only POSTPONED, participants wishing to cancel their registration can write to  A 30% processing fee is charged.
Paper submission is delayed until 1April. Publications are still scheduled for July and December 2020. If a refund is requested, participants will no longer be entitled to publication of their paper.
**Following recent developments with the coronavirus situation, universities in the Madrid region have been closedThe organizing committee cannot be held accountable for any personal expenses incurred . Information regarding the re-scheduling of the conference will be sent to participants as soon as possible** 

Poster design by  Ana Galvañ
Poster design by Ana Galvañ