Sequential SmArt: Call for Papers

Hello! I am currently working to coordinate a conference on using comics in the classroom. For those that might be interested, below is a call for papers for Sequential SmArt. Please pass this along to anyone you think might be hip to coming.

Sequential SmArt: Teaching With Comics
Sequential SmArt is a conference that will bring together creators of comics and graphic books, scholars, librarians and teachers from a range of disciplines who teach using comics, and an audience of educators who work with students from early childhood to the college level.  The conference will be held May 18-19, 2012, at Juniata College in beautiful Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

Keynote addresses will be given by Matt Madden (author of Drawing Words and Writing Pictures and co-editor of The Best American Comics) and by Eric Shanower (author of Age of Bronze, two-time winner of the Eisner Award—the Oscars for comics and graphic books—as Best Writer-Artist).

We invite proposals for twenty-minute presentations on topics such as:

* Innovative ways in which comics can help explain topic in all sorts of disciplines, including the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities;

* How creating comics can teach writing and foster literacy;

*How specific comics can address state educational standards;

*How the analysis of comics can reveal themes and patterns that illustrate a society and culture at a particular time;

*Linking research in the scholarship of teaching and learning to the use of comics in the classroom.

Proposals are due January 4, 2012. Please submit a presentation abstract (150 words max) and a résumé or c.v. to Dr. David Hsiung. All questions about proposals should be directed to Dr. Hsiung at the above email address.

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