The Persistence of Animation Conference Issues Call for Papers

The 21st annual Society for Animation Studies conference, “The Persistence of Animation,” scheduled for July 10-12, 2009, has issued its official Call for Papers and launched its official website/blog at  As I previously noted, the conference is being hosted by the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design (I am acting as conference coordinator along with SCAD-Savannah counterpart, Charles daCosta). For those who don’t know, SAS is an international membership organization devoted to the study of animation history and theory; founded in 1987, its first conference was held at UCLA in 1989, and it has since been held in various locales in around the world. These events feature papers presented by an eclectic mix of scholars and filmmakers, as well as keynote speakers and special screenings. Attendance is open to nonmembers, but those giving papers have to become members.

Check here (or better yet the conference blog) for up-to-date information.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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