CFP: The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship

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As we open a new volume for 2015, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship would like to invite all authors to submit contributions to the journal.

We welcome submissions from graduate students, scholars, artists, teachers, curators, researchers, publishers and librarians from any academic, disciplinary or artistic background interested in the study and/or practice of comics or other related cultural expressions. Submissions can cover any thematic field and approach as long as they fulfil The Comics Grid’s editorial guidelines, available here: http://www.comicsgrid.com/about/submissions

For 2015 we have also identified 15 priority general thematic areas we encourage authors to consider:

Online comics, digital comics and comics in non-print platforms
Comics and print culture; comics and history of the book; comics and caricature
Comics and cultural value
Comics and libraries, archives; comics preservation; comics and the digital humanities
Data research on comics; data science and comics
Comics and international development; comics and human rights
Comics in languages other than English
Comics and translation
Comics as educational resources
Long-form and short-form non-fiction comics and comics journalism
Comics and science or scholarly communication
Comics fan networks on line and off line; amateur comics as fan fiction
Academic engagement with comics in comics or other visual forms
Women in comics; comics scholarship and feminism, gender studies
Comics and multimodality and transmedia; comics as immersive documents

The Comics Grid publishes one issue per year, with rapid publication as soon as articles are ready. Submissions can be sent throughout the year, however editorial deadlines are:

March 31st
October 31st

http://www.comicsgrid.com/announcement

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