CFP: Tintin and Philosophy

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on “The Adventures of Tintin.” Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Tintin and Hergé

  2. Tintin and comic book history

  3. Tintin and detective fiction

  4. Tintin and the adventure story

  5. Tintin in translation

  6. Censorship of Tintin

  7. Tintin’s spinoffs

  8. Tintin in adaptations

  9. Tintin in films

  10. Tintin clubs

  11. Tintin and geography

  12. Tintin and travel

  13. Travel and colonialism

  14. Treatment of race in Tintin

  15. Snowy as sidekick

  16. Animal welfare

  17. EcoTintin

  18. Tintin and gender

  19. Tintin and masculinity; homosocial relations

  20. Tintin in criticism

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and (one-page) CVs: 30 April, 2012

  2. Submission deadline for first drafts of accepted papers: 15 September 2012.

  3. Submission deadline for final papers: 1 December 2012

Kindly submit abstracts (as Word Document attachment) to BOTH Tyler Shores ( and Tom Ue (

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