“Drawing Yourself In and Out of It”
The 2nd International Amsterdam Comics Conference
Conference Schedule Overview
Thursday 15 November
9:30-10:30 Registration and Coffee
11:00-13:00 Panels 1A & 1B
Panel 1A: Representing the Unspeakable Chair: Rik Spanjers Diederik Oostdijk, "'Draw Yourself Out of It'": Miriam Katin's Graphic Metamorphosis of Trauma" Charlotte Pylyser, "Many-handed Words in Wij twee samen" Raisa Aho, "Rape as Metaphor, Metaphors of Rape" Panel 1B: Time, Space, and the City Chair: Tjalling Valdés Olmos Tânia Alexandra Cardoso, "In and Out: The Possible Cities in Procurando São Paulo" Alex Fitch, "Drawn into Other Times: The Anachronistic Flâneur in the Work of Alan Moore" María Fernanda Díaz-Basteris, "Graphic Narratives in Times of Crisis: Healing Collective Trauma"
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:30 Panels 2A & 2B
Panel 2A: Documentary and/as Journalism Chair: Roel van den Oever Laura Schlichting, “'Would you have listened to me if I looked like this?': The ‘Cartoon-Me’ and its Roles in Comics Journalism" Johannes C. P. Schmid, "Documentary Comics as Visual Framing" Viivi Rintanen, "Comics about Madness: How to Reduce Stigmas with an Inclusive Comics Blog" Martha Newbigging, "Drawing Comics: A Methodology to Materialize Queer Presence within Family Narratives" Panel 2B: Women, Comics, and Autobiofiction Chair: Vasso Belia Ariel Kahn, "Fictive Autobiographies – Embodied Truth in Nested Feminist Narratives" Rebecca Scherr, "Comics and Ruins: The Image of the Ruin in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis" Sarah Lightman, "Sarah vs. Sarah in The Book of Sarah" Houman Sadri, "The Return Journey in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home"
17:00-18:30 Keynote lecture: Nina Mickwitz, “Graphic Encounters: From Ellipsis to Excess”
Moderator: Erin La Cour
Friday 16 November
10:00-12:00 Panels 3A & 3B
Panel 3A: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Social Change Chair: Laurike in 't Veld Hattie Earl, "How Comics Give Voice to Unspoken Narratives" Véronique Bragard, "The Ghostly Memory of Conrad" Carmela Artime Omil, "War Strategies through the Female Body: Women and the Spanish Civil War in Contemporary Comics" Panel 3B: The Personal is Political Chair: Anna Poletti Vasso Belia, "'The moment when a feeling enters the body': On the Politics of Drawing, Writing, and Roof Walking" Davida Pines, "Drawing Out Death: Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?" JoAnn Purcell, "Disability, Daily Drawn: Encounters with Difference"
12:00-14:30 Special Panel on Comics and Education with Lunch
Chair: Erin La Cour Julian Lawrence, "The Secret Identities of Grade Four Students: Making Comics and Negotiating Conceptions of Self in School" Frederik Byrn Køhlert, "In the Cards: Comics-Making in the Literature Classroom" Monique Lamers, "How Graphic Novels Move the Eyes: An Eye Tracking Study" Willard Mans, “A List of 50 Comics: Changing the Literature List for Grammar Schools in The Netherlands”
14:30-16:30 Panels 4A & 4B
Panel 4A: Vulnerability, Visiblity, and Childhood in War and Conflict Chair: Frederik Byrn Køhlert Olga Michael, "Drawing the Reader In and Out: Looking at the Children in Nina Bunjevac’s Fatherland" Candida Rifkind, "Childhood Play and Refugee Agency in Leila Abdelrazaq’s Baddawi" Dragoş Manea and Mihaela Precup, "From the War on Terror to the Refugee Crisis: Representing Vulnerability in Debi Cornwall’s Welcome to Camp America and Kate Evans’s Threads" Panel 4B: The Art of Documentation Chair: Davida Pines Eva Cardon, "'Never Alone Again': Moving on from Autobiography" John Miers, "If Epilepsy is a Dragon, Multiple Sclerosis is a…" Anna Poletti, "Autographics: Liking the Cardboard Box Memorial"
17:00-18:30 Keynote Interview with Joe Sacco: The Practice and Effects of Comics Journalism
With Rik Spanjers, Aimée de Jongh, and Kees Ribbens
Saturday 17 November
10:30-13:00 Special Panel on Practice-Based Research with Lunch
Chair: Rik Spanjers Simon Grennan, "On Parables of Care" Claudia Thomas, Anne Schirrmeister, and Winfried Meißner, "Don't Be Afraid of Surgery!" Stef Lenk, "Sisyphus in Graphic Narrative and the Academy: Building Bridges between Practise and Theory in Artistic Research"
13:00-15:30 Panels 5A & 5B
Panel 5A: From Narratology to Phenomenology Chair: Simon Grennan Roel van den Oever, "The Narrator in Comics Narratology" Christopher Pizzino, "The Cartoon on the Page: A Phenomenology of Reading" Marjolein van Tooren, "Drawing the Reader into Surrealism – Interpicturality as a Biographical Device in Magritte: This is Not a Biography by Vincent Zabus and Thomas Campi" Zoran Djukanovic, "Decoding the Poetic Structure of Lorenzo Mattotti’s Fires" Panel 5B: Public Relations and Public Personas Chair: Freija Camps Ian Horton, "Comic Books, Science (Fiction), and Public Relations" Tobias J. Yu-Kiener, "Biographical Graphic Novels About Dutch Painters: Questions of Adaptation and Heritage" Michael Connerty, "Cheap Laughs: The Mass Appeal of British Comics in the 1890s" Maggie Gray, "Drawing Attention to Drawing, Performing Print: Alan Moore, Underground Cartoonist"
15:30-17:00 Break and travel time to Spui25
17:00-18:30 Roundtable on Graphic Medicine
Chair: Freija Camps Discussants: Simon Grennan, Anna Poletti, Gaston Franssen, and Joyce Lamerichs
18:30-19:30 Comics Artists Tables and Closing Party
Artists: Zone 5300: Tonio van Vugt & Natasja van Loon, Maia Matches (Maia Machèn), Margreet de Heer, Juliacks, and Jelko Arts