The Comics Studies Society

3rd Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society
August 5-8, 2020
Henderson State University, Arkansas

Virtual Paper Presentations

In addition to in-person papers, the 3rd annual Comics Studies Society conference will feature a small number of virtual papers which will be live-streamed. This initiative is designed to open the conference to international comics scholars, scholars with disabilities, and graduate students who do not have the financial means to attend in person.

As with the in-person papers, we invite proposals for 20 minute virtual papers on the theme of comics and technology. Presenters must have access to a microphone and webcam and be available during their presentation time and for the ensuing discussion. The conference hours will be 10am to 4pm Central Standard Time.

When selecting papers the conference committee will give preference to international scholars, scholars with disabilities, and graduate students. Preference will also be given to papers which adhere closely to the conference theme.

The deadline for submissions is
January 31, 2020.

Virtual papers require more preparation than in-person papers. Accepted papers and accompanying slides should be ready in full by May 15. After May 15, in preparation for the conference, members of the virtual conference committee will work with presenters to check equipment and to prepare a pre-recorded backup of each paper.

All proposals should be sent to Please state clearly in your email that the proposal is for a virtual paper. The template can be found at the CFP page.