St. Mary’s University hosts Graphic Justice Discussions 2017: An Annual Conference on Law, Comics, and Justice on July 4-5, 2017.
The intersections of comics and legality represent a burgeoning area of concern within, without, and between legal, cultural, and comics communities. But what directions or distractions do comics bring to the project of justice? Are comics a valuable and important resource, or are they mere entertainment and intellectual amusement? Are comics for fun, rather than for rigorous analysis as part of the serious task of law and justice? Does visual storytelling inevitably distract us from the judicial project?
Engaging with these provocative questions, and the intersection of comics and law more generally, Graphic Justice Discussions 2017 seeks to explore the potential, possible, and plural value of comics for the understanding and practice of justice, morality, and the regulation of human life.
Deadline: Email submissions to thomas.giddens[@]stmarys.ac.uk by May 14, 2017.