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Call for Graphic Submissions Special Collection: Graphic Science

Comics Grid - Graphic Science

Comics have been well received in the science community and by publishers as a form of science communication. Recent publications demonstrate that comics have the potential of becoming academic outputs in their own right. (In October 2017, for example, Myriad Editions will launch Graphic Science by Darryl Cunningham at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival). Various webcomics as well as the ... Read More »

Call for Papers for a Special issue Authorship: Comics and Authorship (deadline 31st July 2017)

Self Portrait - Moebius

The open-access journal Authorship has issued a Call for Papers around the subject of Comics and Authorship. Here are the details… The comic book, recently legitimized through the graphic novel phenomenon while remaining anchored in popular culture, can provide unique insights into issues surrounding authorship. Although comics scholarship has explored autobiographical comics and the strategies for authorial self-fashioning of individual ... Read More »

Call For Papers: ‘Beyond the Graphic’ suggests Al Ewing and PJ Holden’s banned mobile comic “Murderdome” for study

Murderdome by Al Ewing and PJ Holden

U.S. Studies Online has extended the deadline for papers for a special blog series edited by Dr Harriet Earle entitled ‘Beyond the Graphic’ – considering Violence, Sexuality and Obscenity in Comics – and one possible subject could be the controversial Murderdome mobile comic created by Al Ewing and PJ Holden, banned by Apple back in 2008. Since the 1970s, the comics form has skyrocketed in popularity ... Read More »

Call For Papers: Comics Grid’s Next Special Issue will be dedicated to David Bowie

David Bowie by Jesus Antonio Hernandez

“You must draw David Bowie. Find David Bowie, or I’ll send you David Bowie. Because if it isn’t David Bowie, you’re going to have to re-do it until it is David Bowie.” – Kelley Jones, quoting Neil Gaiman, Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (2004) The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is inviting ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Asylum Magazine plans special on Comics and Mental Health

The Spring 2014 issue of Asylum magazine

Comics, graphic novels and sequential art are currently receiving critical attention in academic disciplines while enjoying widespread acclaim through popular culture. Many of the most acclaimed comics, and related tie-ins, utilise themes and characters that directly or indirectly touch on mental health in ways that are potentially thoughtful, challenging and provocative but also manipulative, voyeuristic and stereotypical. Key examples are ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women

Art by and © Miss Lasko Gross

The deadline for abstracts for “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” (Communities of Experience) is fast approaching (15th May), to be considered for presentation at a One Day Symposium to be held on 12th November 2014 at JW3, The New Jewish Community Centre, London. The symposium is in conjunction with the opening of the eponymous exhibition, at Space Station ... Read More »

Call for Papers: special Digital Comics issue of “Networking Knowledge” planned

A Call for Papers has just been announced for Digital Comics, a special-themed issue of Networking Knowledge, the journal of the MeCCSAPostGraduate Network. MeCCSA is the subject association that represents all who teach or research in Higher Education in media, communications and cultural studies, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments. This includes practice-based work as well as more ‘academic’ disciplines. The medium ... Read More »

Violence: A Conference on Comics – Call for Papers

Whether they are depicting the never-ending battles of superheroes, dealing sensitively but shockingly with issues such as domestic violence, or presenting an overview of historical conflicts, the themes of conflict and violence are common in comics, and will be the focus of this year’s Comics Forum conference at Leeds Central Library in November. The event is part of the Thought Bubble ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Word and Image Crossovers

The Department of English at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, has just issues s Call for Papers for its Fifth English Literary Meeting. Word and Image Crossovers, an international and interdisciplinary conference, will take place 29th – 30th September 2014. This conference will explore the possible interactions between word and image in literature and its adaptations and visual ... Read More »

Call for Papers: Bad Signals – Collected Essays on the Work of Warren Ellis

Papers are invited for the first academic collection dedicated to the work of comics writer, novelist, and pop culture commentator Warren Ellis. Ellis’ renowned comics career stretches back to anthology comic Deadline, but he has also published two novels and written comics for Marvel and DC, as well as a number of independent publishers on titles such as X-Men, Iron ... Read More »

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