Welcome to the first Comics & Society study circle symposium in February 2019!



In our first symposium, Materialities of Comics, we want to open up the physical body of comics and explore how they work in the material world around us. Comics creators today are experimenting with the materiality and mediality of comics  to a high degree, but comics have always been material. The goal of this symposium is to investigate comics in a variety of material, medial, and historical contexts to expand our understanding of how comics as a medium works in our contemporary societies. The symposium is organized in collaboration by Nordic Summer University, Centre for Literature Between Media & School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Christina Meyer (University of Hamburg)

Dr. Lukas R.A. Wilde (University of Tübingen)

Invited artists:

Sofie Louise Dam (Denmark): Fortress (2017)

Signe Parkins (Denmark): Tusindfryd (2017)

Rune Ryberg (Denmark): Gigant (2014)

Christian Skovgaard (Denmark/UK): Picking Up Pieces (2014)