The meaning of Latin American comic production will be considered from visual, media, and literary perspectives. Particular attention will be given to given to intermedia and intertextual connections in the comic genre.
The international symposium will deal with various themes including Condorito, supermachos, the tragic El Eternauta, Jodorowsky's figures sprung from a shamanic imagination, the mystical urban Indians from Buenos Aires, and many other figures influenced by phantasy literature. Other priorities include the cultural and political contexts, market mechanisms, and the process of canonization in the comic genre. The symposium will be concluded on October 24 with a discussion on the Internet and other new areas for comics. Members of the Berlin comic studio MOGA MOBO will participate in the final discussion.
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute for Latin American Studies, Room 201
Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56 (subway station: Breitenbachplatz)