This just came across our desks and the deadline for papers has expired by a few days, but don't let that stop you if you want to submit an academic paper to the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics – 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 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 the production and consumption of comics 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 the main emphasis is on twentieth and twenty-first century examples, reflecting the increasing interest in the modern forms of the comic, its production and cultural consumption.
The journal is now looking for essays of between 5000 and 7000 words for the special issue: Boys' Love Manga. Abstracts of 250 to 300 words are now being sought. Deadline: 14 October 2011.
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