In this second installment of the Animation Research Gang (ARG)
at the SWPACA 2020 conference, our 13 presenters offered a diversity of approaches to the study of animation. We had graduate students, practitioners and scholars from diverse disciplines such as English literature, Musicology, Dramatic arts, Art history, and Digital media. At the time, the pandemic that today affects the Western hemisphere was mostly concentrated in Asia and our colleagues from that pars of the globe had to present their papers via skype®. Moreover, another of our participants suffered from a bad case of laryngitis and had to resort to a digital narrator to present his work.
This year we also unveiled our official logo: the pirate squid, arrrg!
We are proud of our brand-new image which we hope will become the emblem of this animation studies research family. To commemorate this, we had some pins made for all our presenters, as a token of membership in our gang.
As a group at the frontiers of the field of animation studies, the friendships and camaraderie, as well as our presentations and publications, aim to feed and buttress the field of animation studies.
ARG to you all!