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:
Science in Tintin
The politics of Hergé and Tintin
The Tintin Shop
Tintin outside the comic
Envisaging characters in different media
Biographies, autobiographies, histories
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