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The Tintin Conference featuring Michael Farr: Leeds Beckett University 13-14.06.2018

LeedsBeckett2018
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#1 · Posted: 23 Apr 2018 08:37 · Edited by: Moderator
A two-day international conference celebrating Tintin and Hergé will be held at Leeds Beckett University, on the 13th and 14th June, 2018.
It is being organised by Leeds Beckett's Northern Film School and Leeds Art Research Centre, and will discuss Tintin's popularity, the relationship between Tintin and Hergé, and such areas as friendship, audience appreciation, masculinity, sexuality, and legacy.

Senior Lecturer in the Northern Film School, Dr Steve Gerrard, is leading the conference.

Dr Gerrard said: "Hergé is the founding father of the modern comic. His masterpiece Tintin remains one of the most enduring, popular and enthralling creations of 20th Century literature.

"Adored and read by millions, the 24 adventures sees the ginger-quiffed boy reporter and his trusty dog Snowy battle despots, topple regimes, dive under the sea and even journey to the moon."

Keynote speakers will be world-renowned Tintinologist, Michael Farr and Professor Laurence Grove of Glasgow University, producer of a new documentary about the Tintin adventure, The Black Island.

The conference organisers are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts, panel proposals, plus a minibiography of approximately 100 words. Please supply your academic affiliation (if applicable) and relevant contact details.

Themes can include but are not limited to:

Nostalgia
Fandom
Sexuality
Gender identity
Science in Tintin
The politics of Hergé and Tintin
The Tintin Shop
Tintin outside the comic
Branding Tintin
Historical perspectives
Envisaging characters in different media
Biographies, autobiographies, histories
Architecture
The Hergé Museum
Hergé's other characters

For further conference information and to book your place visit our university online conference store.

Full Press Release here.

Please submit your abstract no later than 31st April 2018 to: S.D.Gerrard@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
idirosyncratic
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#2 · Posted: 23 Apr 2018 19:31
I booked my delegate place a few days after this conference was announced and I'm looking really forward to it! It'll be great to be amongst people with a like minded interest.

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