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[ecrea] Call for Papers - Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Mon Apr 26 14:49:33 GMT 2010

>Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
>Call for Papers
>The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics is a peer reviewed journal 
>covering all aspects of the graphic novel, comic strip and comic 
>book, with the emphasis on comics in their cultural, institutional 
>and creative contexts. Its scope is interdisciplinary and 
>international, covering not only English language comics but also 
>worldwide comic culture.  The journal reflects interdisciplinary 
>research in comics and aims to establish a dialogue between 
>academics, historians, theoreticians and practitioners of comics. It 
>therefore examines comics production and consumption within the 
>contexts of culture: art, cinema, television and new media 
>technologies. The journal includes all forms of 'sequential imagery' 
>including precursors of the comic but in the main emphasis will be 
>on twentieth and twenty-first century examples, reflecting the 
>increasing interest in the modern forms of the comic, its production 
>and cultural consumption.
>Contributions are invited on a wide range of comic related topics 
>including, but not limited to:
>Genres (horror, romance, superheroes etc), underground/alternative 
>comics, censorship, online comics, political and topical issues, 
>fans and audiences (subcultures, gender, subcultural production), 
>comics production and distribution systems.  We are also interested 
>in the use of comics in teaching, therapy and public health.
>Possible topics for future themed issues include: Gender issues 
>(comics as male institutions,  creators, audiences, representations, 
>women fans, women creators in small press comics), individual genres 
>(horror, romance, superheroes, autobiography, etc), adaptations, 
>convergence culture, key creators (Moore, Herge, Ware, Crumb, 
>Eisner, McCay, Herriman etc) underground comix, small press and 
>independent comics and national comic cultures (Manga, Latin 
>America, Bande Dessinee etc).
>Articles between 5000-7000 words with an abstract and biography 
>emailed before Friday 18th June.  Please note that copyright should 
>be granted for any images used in the articles. Guidelines for 
>articles can be found on the Routledge website 
>If you wish to review a book then contact the Book review Editor, 
>Rob Weiner (<mailto:(rob.weiner /at/>(rob.weiner /at/  We are 
>interested in academic and theoretical books on comics and also 
>certain graphic novels. If you wish to review a conference please 
>contact the editors (see below) to discuss.
>  Articles and proposals to be sent to David Huxley 
> (<mailto:(D.Huxley /at/>(D.Huxley /at/ and Joan Ormrod 
> (<mailto:(J.Ormrod /at/>(J.Ormrod /at/
>or posted to:
>Faculty of Art & Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chatham 
>Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR, UK.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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