IAMCR 2012 - Comic Art Working Group

erythrina_caffraThe Comic Art Working Group invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR annual conference that will be held in Durban, South Africa, July 15-19, 2012. The overall conference theme is 'South-North Conversations.'

The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2012. (For more information on submissions and decisions, see below)

Abstracts should be sent to the working group chair only through the Conference website, and should be 200-250 words long in English. Each abstract must include title, name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address of author(s) and a short (up to 100 words) bio-data.

IAMCR accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is requested that abstracts be submitted in English.

Non members of IAMCR and/or of the working group are welcome to submit and present if accepted, following the same procedure as described above and, if accepted, also the procedure as described below.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual applicants by the working group chair no later than March 12, 2012.

If a proposal is accepted, two preconditions must be met to be included in the final program: upload a full paper by June 10, 2012 via the IAMCR Open Conference System (OCS) and register for participation at the conference.

For more information on the submission of abstracts, registration, theme, location, etc., please go to the IAMCR institutional website or at the Durban 2012 Conference website.

All abstracts, although to be identified for a specific working group, should be submitted only via the central Open Conference System (OCS).

John A. Lent
International Journal of Comic Art, USA
john.lent [at] gmail.com


The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 14, 2012. Please note that this deadline will not be extended.

The OCS system will open on December 1, 2011, and will close on February 14, 2012.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual applicants by the Section Heads no later than March 12, 2012.

On the same day, March 12, 2012, conference registration will open for bookings by participants.

For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted via the IAMCR OCS by June 10, 2012.

General Guidelines for Abstracts

Abstracts should be 200-250 words in length.

All abstract submissions must be made centrally via the OCS at . There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any section or working group head.

It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than three abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other sections or working groups of the association for consideration, after an initial submission. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant head or by the conference program referee. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference program.

Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.