Regular readers of the blog may have wondered why, after 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, there was clearly no blogpost in the 2016 ComFor (German Society for Comics Studies) seminar. There clearly was an easy basis for that: we hadn’t attended last year’s seminar. Fourteen days ago, nonetheless, we took the trip to Bonn where this year’s seminar (subject: “Comics and their Popularity”) happened. Please be aware that the next records aren’t meant to acceptably summarise the conference that is respective; alternatively they’re rather subjective and random – ergo the name of the blogpost.
The seminar began on Friday, December 1 utilizing the Workshops” that is“Open.e. Documents not in the meeting theme of “Comics and their Popularity”.
- The very first presentation had been by Zita Husing (Bonn) on “Being and Nature: the importance of this Southern Space associated with Swamp in Alan Moore’s The Saga associated with the Swamp Thing” for which she submit connections between tropes regarding the United states South and Swamp Thing, e.g. That both are difficult to kill – no matter exactly how poorly these are typically maimed or burned down, they constantly keep coming back through the dead. Like was remarked when you look at the conversation a short while later, but, it is interesting how article writers after Moore, such as for example Jeff Lemire, have actually expanded Swamp Thing’s backstory in to a cosmology that shifts the main focus through the regional into the worldwide. Læs videre Random records through the 2017 ComFor conference