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.

Next symposium:
Comics in the Nordic Region
17 – 19 March 2021
Online / University of Turku

The programme for our final winter symposium has been published!
Download the programme here.

The symposium is open to everyone. Please register to the event by March 10. The Zoom link to the symposium will be shared only with pre-registered participants. Please note that there is a participation fee for the symposium, which is the Nordic Summer University annual membership fee of 25 € (regular), or 10 € (those with low income). The membership fee facilitates the existence of the Nordic Summer University, which is a volunteer-based organisation. The fee will be payed upon registration.

The symposium is organized in collaboration with Circle 4: Narrative and Violence.

More information about our previous sessions:

Winter session 2021 CFP: Comics in the Nordic Region

Information about the Summer session 2020: Comics in Exceptional Times

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

Coordinators:

Laura Antola
Coordinator Study Circle 9

Finland.

Anna Vuorinne
Coordinator Study Circle 9

Finland.