Random records from the 2017 ComFor conference

Random records from the 2017 ComFor conference

Regular readers with this blog might have wondered why, after 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, there is no blogpost from the 2016 ComFor (German Society for Comics Studies) seminar. There is certainly an easy reason behind that: we hadn’t attended year’s conference that is last. A couple of weeks ago, nevertheless, I took the journey to Bonn where this year’s seminar (subject: “Comics and their Popularity”) happened. Please be aware that the next records aren’t designed to acceptably summarise the conference that is respective; alternatively they’re rather subjective and random – ergo the name for this blogpost.

The seminar began on Friday, December 1 with all the “Open Workshops”, i.e. Documents outside the seminar theme of “Comics and their Popularity”.

  • The presentation that is first by Zita Husing (Bonn) on “Being and Nature: the value associated with the Southern Space for the Swamp in Alan Moore’s The Saga regarding the Swamp Thing” in which she submit connections between tropes associated with United states South and Swamp Thing, e.g. That both are difficult to kill – no matter exactly how defectively these are typically maimed or burned down, they constantly keep coming back through the dead. Continue reading “Random records from the 2017 ComFor conference”