Transitions 9

B35, Birkbeck Main Building

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Transitions: New Directions in Comics Studies is an annual one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study  of comics / comix / bande dessinée / manga / and other forms of sequential art. The Transitions symposia have been a fixture on the UK comics scholarship landscape, with a focus on new voices and novel approaches in comics research. The programme emphasises a range of approaches in research, and especially invites participation from research students and early career researchers.

This year, we are pleased to host two international keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kesper-Biermann (Universität Hamburg) and Dr. Nick Sousanis (San Francisco State University).

The symposium will start at 09.30-18.00, followed by a reception. Lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in the special requests box on the booking form.

Attendance is free, but registration is essential. Due to limited availability, please make sure you can attend before registering.

Further information about Transitions and previous symposia can be found at

For questions please contact us at

Transitions is organised with assistance from the CHASE research consortium and the Centre for Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck.




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