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TORCH Comics Network: Call for New Committee Members

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The TORCH Network, 'Comics and Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form', which exists primarily to promote the academic study of comics and graphic novels at Oxford, is seeking a new committee member.

The Network especially sets out to cultivate an open, democratic and inclusive environment where comics and other kinds of graphic and sequential-visual narrative can be considered as both literary and artistic forms, and their varying cultural, social and political implications discussed, debated and analysed by students and academics of all levels. Comprised of seminars with talks from visiting comics critics and practitioners throughout the Oxford term time, the network aims to facilitate a new interdisciplinary dialogue about a form that demands more comprehensive and ongoing critical analysis.

We therefore welcome expressions of interest from students and academics of any disciplinary background and career stage to join the network committee. Committee members will regularly attend and advertise seminars and other comics-related events throughout term time; occasionally host these seminars and the visiting speakers (both critics and artists) that lead them; and have scope to run their own, larger events, such as comics workshops, symposiums, or panel discussions.

You can visit the Comics network page here for more information and contact deatils of the network members.

Please contact torch@humanities.ox.ac.uk if you are interested in joining the committee.