Conference, Sep. 4-5, “Comics, Religion & Politics,” Lancaster, UK

September 4, 2012toSeptember 5, 2012

Comics, Religion & Politics‘ Conference, 4-5th September 2012
Lancaster University, UK.

Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.

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