Canadian Society for the Study of Comics

Association #311
Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (CSSC)
Conference dates: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 to Friday, June 4, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CSSC #311 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

The purpose of this Society is to promote the study of comics in all periods and languages, and its relationships with other disciplines and cultural contexts.

For our 2021 conference, we will be carrying forward last year’s theme of Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism to ensure it receives the attention and focus it deserves. We are especially interested in proposals that examine comics through the lens of critical race theory to address the politics of representation and social justice.

Representation of BIPOC individuals and communities in comics Works by and for Indigenous and/ racialized communities Comics engaging with Black Lives Matters and other social justice movements addressing racial oppression Decolonizing comics studies in the classroom Representations of race in Manga The impact of coloring on depictions of racialized characters
Call-for-papers deadline: 
December 31, 2020
Program Chairs: 

Keith Friedlander, Olds College

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Christian Reyns, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.