Transitions 7: New Directions in Comics Studies

Saturday 19th November 2016

The Centre for Contemporary Literature is delighted to support Transitions 7: the seventh annual symposium on comic book studies.

Organised in collaboration with Comica – London International Comics Festival, Transitions at Birkbeck, University of London is unique in offering a regular comics studies symposium and meeting point in London, a platform for emerging research at an event that is free of charge and open to all. Originally convened by PhD students in 2009, Transitions has become an annual fixture in the UK comics scholars’ calendar.  We are especially supportive of postgraduate and early career presenters, but open to any new and ongoing research in our field. Our aim is to provide a platform for debate and a space from which further collaborations can emerge, to further strengthen our area of study and academic community, and to support connections between comics scholars working in diverse academic departments and contexts.  This year we are running workshops as well as panel presentations.

Respondents: Dr. Maggie Gray (Kingston); Dr. Julia Round (Bournemouth); Professor Roger Sabin (Central Saint Martins)

Attendance is free but registration is required: to book a place email:

Click here for the complete programme for the event including the running order and abstracts for each paper.



Transitions 7 Poster by John Miers. Click on poster to enlarge.


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