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Fifth Annual “Cripping” the Comic Con 2017
Schine Student Center
Panasci Lounge
Syracuse University

This annual symposium provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a broad array of reflective discussions about the representations of disability that exist “beneath the surface” and explicitly within mainstream popular cultures both nationally and internationally, particularly the popular culture phenomena that are comic books, graphic novels, and manga.

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Image of superhero wearing an eye patch fighting a Japanese "invader" circa a 1940s comic book ABOUT THIS IMAGE

PLEASE NOTE: We recognize in posting this image, arguably a representation that is both racist and imperialist, that some individuals may experience the image as hurtful and offensive. Our intention in posting this image is to underscore and complicate the underlying tensions and intersections that we believe exist between disability, race, nation-state, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc. We wish to utilize this symposium as a space to critique these themes further–among many others. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at: cripcon@gmail.com.

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