ImageTexT Special Issue: Comics and Post-Secondary Education

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ImageTexT Special Issue: "Comics and Post-Secondary Pedagogy"
Posted 29 Mar, 2013 at

Guest Editor: James Bucky Carter, Ph.D.
Co-Editor: Najwa Al-tabaa

The "Comics and Post-Secondary Pedagogyā€¯ special issue of ImageTexT is accepting paper submissions that address the teaching of comics with adult learners, defined as those in post-secondary settings such as colleges, universities, technical schools, community colleges, professional schools, etc., or in other settings in which adult education, enrichment, or training is a focus (prisons, the military, government, the workplace, extension programs, mutual aid movements, etc.).

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Teaching comics in university courses
Teaching the self-contained or special topics comics course
Comics in the ____________ course (History, Philosophy,
Graphic Design, Literature, Media, etc.)
Introducing students to comics/specific comics in courses
that do not feature much comics content otherwise
Advocating for the incorporation of comics in your
discipline/field/class: What works and what hasn't?
Using comics to inform or educate at the university level in
ways beyond the traditional college course (student
life, retention, etc.)
Teaching comics with non-traditional students
Using comics to educate in the workplace
Teaching comics in prison settings
Comics as educational materials in professional development
or training programs
Using comics to assist college student or adult learners in
English acquisition
Adults' concepts and precepts regarding comics and teaching
Using comics in medical, law, and business schools.
Using comics to teach those who teach others
Teaching the works of a specific comics artist
Using/creating comics as a medium of expression/critical
thought for students/Integration of comics-creating assignments

Please send completed papers in MLA citation format to James Bucky Carter at by July 20th, 2013. Copy all submissions to Najwa Al-tabaa at

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, video etc.). Articles should be submitted preferably in HTML, or as Microsoft Word, StarOffice, or OpenOffice documents. Webbed essays are encouraged.

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