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Crossing Intermedial Borders with Comics

International Conference at Freie Universität Berlin November 27 and 28, 2009

№ 327/2009 from Nov 20, 2009

The medium of comics is the focus of an international conference to be held on November 27 and 28 at Freie Universität. Scholars from Japan, France, and Germany will meet to discuss cultural and social boundaries in the medium of comics. Close attention will be paid to the interplay between comic art, film, and literature. The event, entitled Comics - Zum Stand der kulturellen Legitimität eines intermedialen Mediums is open to the public and free of charge. Some of the meetings will be in English.

The participants will explore various forms of graphic storytelling, the transfer of literary works into graphic narratives, and the filmic interpretation of existing comic novels, for example, the graphic novel Sin City.

Dates and Location:

  • November 27 and 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Silberlaube, Room L115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin
    subway station: Thielplatz or Dahlem-Dorf (U3)

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For further Information, please contact:

Thomas Becker
Collaborative Research Center 626: Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits
Tel: +49 (0)30 / 838 57404 or +49 (0)30 / 785 2021, Email: