CFP: The Picture Book (10/15/07; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Anastasia M Ulanowicz
contact email: 

The "Picture Book" special issue of ImageTexT is accepting paper
submissions that address the history, form, narrative strategies, and
cultural uses of the picture book. Submitted essays should work toward
furthering ImageTexT's ongoing investigation of the material,
historical, theoretical, and cultural implications of visual textuality.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• The history of the picture book and its uses (pedagogical, political,
• The influence of technological innovation on the production, form, and
narrative content of picture books.
• Questions of the tactile and sensorial in picture books.
• The relationship between picture books and comics.
• The relationship between picture books and other aesthetic forms
(e.g., film, music, theatre, painting).
• The picture book as "literature" – or the picture book in relation to
questions of the literary.
• The relationship between awarding (e.g., the Caldecott Award) and the
production and evaluation of picture books.
• The interplay between word and image in the picture book.
• Picture book adaptations of folk/fairy tales, novels, films, cartoons,
• Picture books and nostalgia.
• Questions of audience and/or the function of the reader (e.g., the
picture book's interpellation of the child reader, the "crossover
appeal" of picture books, picture books for adults, the influence of the
new media and postmodernism on the role of the reader and strategies of
reading picture books).

Please send completed papers in MLA citation format to by October 15, 2007.

Articles submitted should usually not exceed 10,000 words including
notes and should be presented to generally accepted academic standards.
  Please submit all articles by sending an email with the submission
attached (including images, etc). If you cannot send attachment of this
size please send a copy of your article to the address below. All
postal mail submissions should include a copy of the article in
electronic form on either a floppy disk or a CD along with three (3)
print copies of the article. Articles should be submitted preferably in
HTML, or as Microsoft Word, StarOffice, or OpenOffice documents. Webbed
essays are encouraged.

Copies of images used in articles should be submitted separately from
the body text, as .zipped archives of no larger than 3 MB each. (Larger
archives should be submitted via CD-Rom or made accessible to the editor
of the issue for download by ftp or WWW page). Images should be in
color (where appropriate) and in the highest resolution possible, up to
300 dpi. Acceptable image file formats include .tiff, .psd, .pdf, .png,
and .jpg (with minimal compression).

Alternatively, send hard copies to:

Anastasia Ulanowicz, Assistant Professor
Department of English
Univ. of Florida
4008 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117310
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310

The guest editor for the special issue is Anastasia Ulanowicz. If you
have any questions, please email

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