[csaa-forum] CFP: Studies in Comics

Dean Chan d.chan at ecu.edu.au
Fri May 8 12:41:33 CST 2009

Studies in Comics
Papers are invited for Studies in Comics, a new international and
interdisciplinary academic journal that aims to describe the nature of
comics, to identify the medium as a distinct art form, and to address its
formal properties. The inaugural edition will launch our investigations with
a selection of world-class academic articles that explore the formal
properties of comics, advancing their own theory of comics or responding to
an established theoretical model. We also welcome reviews of new comics,
scholarship, criticism and exhibitions, as well as unpublished creative
We are now inviting the following submissions:
Articles of 4,000-8,000 words from any discipline. These should have a
strong critical focus and seek to apply hitherto unexplored theoretical
approaches to the medium of comics or respond to published theories about
the medium¹s formal properties. Possible areas include:
1      Comics and visual language in the context of communications theory
2      The grammar of comics
3      Narrative structure
4      The relationship between panel, page, and the multiframe
5      Composition and panel transitions
6      The treatment of time and space
7      Responses to published theorists such as Scott McCloud, Will Eisner,
Thierry Groensteen
We also welcome reviews of new publications and exhibits and short creative
work of 1-5 pages in length. There are no thematic or stylistic restrictions
on creative work, although metafictional submissions that deal with the
processes and theories of comics creation are encouraged.
Please send all submissions to studiesincomics at googlemail.com
<mailto:studiesincomics at googlemail.com> .
Article submissions: please send 300 word abstracts and include the word
ARTICLE in the subject heading. Submissions should be received by 1
September 2009 in the first instance.  Please indicate the intended word
count of the article. Completed papers will be required by 30 October 2009.
All submissions will be peer reviewed. Papers must be submitted in English.
Reviews of publications and exhibitions: please include the words REVIEW
PUBLICATION or REVIEW EXHIBITION in the subject heading.
Creative submissions: please include the word CREATIVE in the subject
Reviews and creative work must be received by the same deadlines indicated
above (1 September 2009 for statements of intention, 30 October 2009 for
final work). 
Submissions are welcome from both scholars and enthusiasts. Contributors are
encouraged to approach comics from any discipline and to turn their
attention to comics from all countries and in all languages.  So whether
you¹re a semiotician, philosopher, scientist, historian, enthusiast,
cultural, literary or film critic ­ Studies in Comics welcomes you!
Julia Round and Chris Murray (Editors)
M. Thomas Inge and Dean Chan (Associate Editors)
Roger Sabin and Paul Gravett (Review Editors)
Douglas Noble (Creative Submissions Editor)
Published by Intellect Books

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