The Nordic Network for Comics Studies (NNCORE) has been going strong for a year now. The inaugural conference in Odense last year brought lots of promise, bringing together dozens of scholars with an interest in comics. Many of these are now working in individual groups, some of which have held smaller seminar and colloquia over the past year, but next year’s the big one: a large-scale Nordic conference on comics to be held in Helsinki, on May 23-25. Everybody is invited, not the least you, especially if you have a paper to give. Read the call for papers here and here.
The conference marks the end of the network’s start-up period and of its initial funding obtained from the Danish Research Council. It will be an opportunity for the members to take stock and plan its future, as well as to open up further the field of comics studies in the Nordic countries. I hope you can make it!