Circle 9: Comics and Society: Research, Art, and Cultural Politics

Comics and Society: Research, Art, and Cultural Politics (2019-2021) is an interdisciplinary three-year initiative that aims to cultivate our understanding of comics as a social and socially defined phenomenon and to strengthen the status of comic art and comics scholarship in the Nordic-Baltic region. Through academic discussion, artistic work, and social engagement we explore how comics take part in making sense of societies, social phenomena, and societal changes especially, but not exclusively, in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

CFP Winter Symposium 2021:
Comics in the Nordic Region

The CFP for our final winter session has been published!
We will collaborate with Circle 4: Narrative and Violence in March 2021.
See the CFP here (or download as a pdf).

More information about our previous sessions:

Information about the Summer session 2020

Winter session 2020 program and CFP: Comics and Feminism

Summer session 2019 schedule and CFP: Participation and Communities in Comics

Winter symposium 2019 schedule and CFP: Materialities of Comics


Laura Antola
Coordinator Study Circle 9


Anna Vuorinne
Coordinator Study Circle 9