Annual Conference 2018

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The MU'TAZ AND RADA SAWWAF ARABIC COMICS INITIATIVE at
The AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT //PRESENTS
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/AN ARAB COMICS SYMPOSIUM /
GUERILLA GRAFIX:  COMICS & ACTIVISM
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TUESDAY MARCH 6th 2018 // 11:00 am - 5:30 pm​
ALH, Architecture and Design Building​ // AUB
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Note: Click on the title of the talk in red to listen to the lecture.​

//PANEL 1// Politics of Identity, Gender & Environment​

//PANEL 2//Drawing Humanity: Displacement, Gender and Human Rights​

  • Feminism Through the Eyes of Art: Challenges and Opportunities
    Fatma Mansour | Researcher, gender expert, and women’s rights advocate //

  • Twins Cartoon | comics artists, creative partners and founders of Kawkab El Rasameen collective//

  • Commitment Kills Art
    Seifeddine Nechi | Comics artist and co-founder of comics collective Lab 619 //

  • The image of the Woman in Arab & Egyptian Editorial Cartoons
    Doaa’ El Adl | Political cartoonist//

//PANEL 3// Comics as counter narrative: Education, Research & History


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The annual symposium serves as a gathering point for the comics and scholarly community at large, with the goal of promoting the study and analysis of comics from the region, expanding the debate surrounding the language of this medium distinct to this area and to encourage the publication of artistic and scholarly works on comics. The symposium gathers international and regional academics and researchers from various disciplines, as well as acclaimed comics and graphic artists and practitioners in the field, in addition to faculty, students and comics enthusiasts.​​​​​