Contributions are invited for a collection of original essays that explore race and blackness in American comic books, comic strips, and editorial cartoons from the turn of the twentieth century through the industry’s Golden Age in the 1940s and 1950s. The historical perception of black people in comic art has long been tied to caricatured images of indecipherable minstrels, witch doctors, and brutal savages, yet archives reveal a more racially complex narrative and aesthetic landscape, one that was enriched by the debates among comics artists, writers, editors, and readers about how blackness could be expressed on the page.
journals and collections of essays
CINEPHILE 14.1 | AUDIENCES AND PARATEXTS | CFP
Deadline for draft submissions: September 15th, 2019
Our age is one of refugee crises, of wars where the civilian population is more exposed than ever before, and of terrorist attacks that can produce more victims than organized combat. Today, information about all of these events circulates faster than ever, particularly outside of traditional media outlets. Witnessing and reporting about destruction has never been easier, and cultural memory and social responsibility are more mobile and more complicated as a consequence.
We are pursuing two more chapters to round out our edited volume on the intersection of children’s/youth agency in fantasy. Chapters must be fully constituted and directly reference theories and research from the social studies of children/youth and/or children’s geographies, particularly that which attends to agency (of course, in addition to whatever other published work in your discipline that contributes to your central arguments). Chapters should use fantasy popular cultural forms as sources of analyses – these may include television, cartoons, films, novels, toys, comic books/graphic novels, advertising, storytelling/folklore, fashion, art, video games, etc.
Call for Papers: Subject--Technology and 19th-C. British Literature
Seeking contributors for a book of essays that explore connections between technology and nineteenth-century British literature. To be published by McFarland Press, a leading publisher of academic books. (See: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/) Essays should be of interest to, and readable by, both scholars and non-academics.
Suggested topics include:
*The effects of technology on nineteenth-century British literature.
*Portrayals/rhetoric regarding technology in nineteenth-century British literature.
Call for Chapters -- Interdisciplinary Interrogations of the SyFy Original Films
Edited by Justin Wigard and Mitch Ploskonka
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Extended Deadline: August 1, 2019
Call for Papers:
J.R.R. Tolkien andthe Works of Joss Whedon
C21Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings
Call for Papers
Special Issue: “Surveilling the Body: Ableism and Anglophone Literature”
Guest Edited by Dr Susan Flynn and Dr Antonia Mackay