Cover Artist: Evelyn Krieber
CLOSURE #9.5 (August 2023)
The 16th annual conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor), which took place from 14 to 16 October 2021 as an online event organized by the Department of English and American Studies at the university of Salzburg, was dedicated to an exploration of coherence in comics from various theoretical perspectives. Due to the fragmentation of comics into distinct units and the co-presence and interdependence of various modes, all scholars â€“ no matter their academic affiliation â€“ face the challenge of providing a theory of continuity and connectivity that transcends the particularities of the single constitutive element. Please continue reading
At the end of autumn 2024, the e-journal CLOSURE once again offers a forum for all facets of comic research. From cultural, visual and media studies to social or natural sciences and beyond: issue eleven of CLOSURE will publish essays and reviews that deal with the â€ºstate of the comicâ€¹. Whether detailed analysis, comic theory or innovative new approaches â€“ our open section welcomes a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things â€ºcomicsâ€¹. â€ºThe Endâ€¹ in its manifold dimensions and potentials as a Â»conceptual formÂ« (Stierle and Warning 1996, IX) is thus the focus of the upcoming issue.Call for Paper.