Animation and Public Engagement Symposium 2019
APES is an annual forum for professionals (scholars and practitioners) concerned in advancing and promoting animation as therapeutic practice, educational technique, and as a tool for social engagement. The symposium offers an alternative view of the potential of animation beyond artistic expression, entertainment or publicity, and identifies new terrains in the interface of animation with society.
Intrinsically interdisciplinary, APES encourages groundbreaking research on the intersection of animation arts and public engagement to identify new fields of inquiry and study vis-à-vis the connection of animation and the public sphere. APES brings together scholars and researchers from areas such as health/wellbeing; social impact and activism; therapeutic studies, including art and psychotherapies; and educational initiatives.
APES 19 will take place on September 19/21 at the TTU Lubbock campus. Since 2014 APES has been organized by two U.K. organizations and research groups associated with Loughborough University: Healing Education Animation Research Therapy (HEART) and the Animation Academy. From now on, APES will be host in the USA and the U.K every other year.
APES invites scholars and professionals from a variety of fields who identify with the cross-disciplinary nature of animation to propose papers, presentations, short film screenings, photographic essays, and interactive talks. APES encourages submissions from disciplines outside of film and animation that show a cross-disciplinary nature and that propose alternative presentation styles.
Submissions are sought that respond to one or more of the following themes related to animation:
Call for Paper Proposals
Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be no more than 250 words long and include 6 keywords identifying your discipline and topic(s). Please provide author(s) name(s) and affiliations as well as the email(s) in the proposal. Your submission email should be headed: APES19 Paper. Please submit all proposals in .docx or .pdf formats to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Accepted participants will be notified by June 15.
Call for Session Proposals
All proposals must be complete, comprehensive and deemed relevant and timely to the conference’s audience. Ideally each session should have 3 or 4 participants. The session chair may shorten a presentation, increase and/or reduce the number of presenters, select alternate presenters from among those proposed and/or combine the submitted presentation with other proposed presentations, at its sole discretion. The submitter should not complete the proposal without the acceptance of participation of all proposed presenters/moderators. Submission with CVs of all the participants (no more than 2 from the same institution) will be favored.