Spring 2017





CALL: Webcomics or digital comics is a growing form in production, distribution, and consumption of comics in this digital age. The remediation by digital technology influences the language, storytelling tropes and production processes of contemporary comics. In addition, the multimodality of webcomics, combining texts, images, sounds, video, gestures, and other sign systems, facilitates not only the negotiations between creators and readers around the meanings but also the creations of hybrid content applicable to a wide range of media. In Media Res seeks proposals for posts that examine any aspect of webcomics as their subjects. We welcome posts that share any findings and expand discussion and debate around the field of digital comic research.

Among the topics that might be examined:

·         Emergent webcomic forms and modes and digital technologies

·         Mediation and remediation of webcomics and its impact on reading comics

·         Adaptation and hybridization between webcomics and other media

·         Aesthetics and narratives of webcomics

·         Fan cultures and minority voices around webcomics

Proposals may be brief, but do be sure to describe the topic and key question(s) to be explored. Please submit your proposal by August 28th. If interested, please contact In Media Res ( with topic proposals or for more information about the theme.  Be sure to include the name of the theme week you would like to be involved with in the subject line of the email.


Academics, journalists, critics, media professionals and fans are all welcome to submit proposals.


The actual piece will include either a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow that will be accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of your clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to your piece, you will be expected to engage the other pieces presented that week to encourage discussion and further flesh out the individual topic in relation to the week’s theme.

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