Special Issue of Studies in Gothic Fiction: The Illustrated Gothic: Comics, Graphic Novels and Popular Culture
Special Issue of Studies in Gothic Fiction
The Illustrated Gothic: Comics, Graphic Novels and Popular Culture
Guest Editor: Jeffrey Kahan, University of La Verne.
What is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. Proposals for individual or collaborative papers are invited on the idea of the Gothic in comics, graphic novels and popular culture. Proposals from diverse theoretical perspectives ranging across different genres and mediums (fiction, film, comics, graphic novels, etc.) are especially welcome. Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
• visuals and early Gothic chapbooks
• Gothic comics and graphic novels
• commercialization and adaptation of the Gothic
• Gothics and popular art, film, etc.
Detailed proposals (500-1,000 words) for articles of 5,000-6,000 words, as well as all inquiries regarding this issue, should be sent to the guest editor: Jeffrey Kahan at Vortiger@hotmail.com
Please note that the deadline for proposals: December 30, 2013; likely publication: late spring 2014.