CFP: South Central Review, Special Issue on Graphic Narrative, Due Date February 17, 2014

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Guest Editor: Nicole Stamant (Agnes Scott College)
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Graphic narrative continues to excite readers and scholars as its various modes—including comics, graphic memoirs, and graphic novels—present potentially new ways to imagine subjectivity, narrative, history, and genre. For the past few decades, a good deal of excitement has surrounded theories of graphic narrative and the texts themselves, providing opportunities for inquiry into the transnational, multi-diegetic spaces of such texts. This special issue of South Central Review hopes to continue the kinds of interdisciplinary conversations and connections that graphic narrative studies have produced.

For this special issue of South Central Review, to be published in Fall 2014, we invite essays on any aspect of graphic narrative studies, including
• innovations in the form;
• specific analyses of graphic narratives;
• transnational or global approaches;
• the emerging canon of graphic narrative;
• readers' approaches to graphic narrative;
• pedagogy and graphic narrative;
• the role of the archive in graphic narrative;
• graphic narrative's connection to the past and, perhaps, the future;
• self-representational strategies in graphic narrative.

All essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words, including notes and works cited. Essays should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. The author's name should not appear in the manuscript. Please also include a 250-word abstract with your submission. Essays under review at other journals or previously published in any form will not be considered for publication in South Central Review. Please submit completed essays to Nicole Stamant ( by February 17, 2014.