CFP: The Adventures of Tintin symposium, London, 10 January 2014


CFP: The Adventures of Tintin (symposium)

Abstracts are now being accepted for a symposium on “The Adventures of Tintin” at University College London on 10 January 2014 in celebration of Tintin’s 85th birthday. Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, cultural, or social issues explored in the Tintin universe. All presentations will be considered for publication in a book of proceedings.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Tintin and Hergé
  • Tintin and comic book history
  • Tintin and detective fiction
  • Tintin and the adventure story
  • Tintin in translation
  • Censorship of Tintin
  • Tintin’s spinoffs
  • Tintin in adaptations
  • Tintin in films
  • Tintin fan culture
  • Tintin and geography
  • Tintin and travel
  • Tintin as cultural phenomenon
  • Travel and colonialism
  • Treatment of race in Tintin
  • Snowy as sidekick
  • Animal welfare
  • EcoTintin
  • Tintin and gender
  • Tintin and masculinity; homosocial relations
  • Tintin in criticism

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts (400 words) and a short biography (150 words) for your 20-minute presentation: 31 October 2013.
  2. Please do not send documents as attachments.

Kindly submit abstracts to the organizers at


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