CFP: ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Laurie Taylor
contact email: 

The online journal ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is
soliciting articles and book reviews for the forthcoming fall
issue. ImageTexT is an academic journal for the study of comics,
including: comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, children's
picture books, works that combine image and text, and animated

For the fall issue, ImageTexT is accepting articles on any aspect of
comics, but is particularly looking for articles on "The Comic Strip."
ImageTexT publishes solicited and peer-reviewed papers that
investigate the material, historical, theoretical, and cultural
implications of visual textuality. ImageTexT welcomes essays
emphasizing (but not limited to) the aesthetics, cognition,
production, reception, distribution and dissemination of comics and
other media as they relate to comics, along with translations of
previously existing research on comics as dimensions of visual
culture. Exploring all periods and all countries, and deploying a wide
range of disciplinary approaches, ImageTexT is designed to foster
innovative discussions of the political and social implications of
comics, to generate original formal aesthetic analyses of comics, and
to broaden theoretical discussions of genre, period, narrative, and
complex image/text relationships in comics and related media.

ImageTexT is also soliciting reviews of current scholarship in the
field as well as artistic works. Please contact the editors to suggest
a work for review before submitting a review. Reviews generally range
1,000-3,000 words.

Articles submitted generally range between 5,000 and 10,000 words
including notes. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of
ImageTexT, preferred style formats include MLA, APA, and
Chicago. Please submit all articles through the web based submission
system (, or
send as an attachment including images, video etc. to If you cannot send attachments of this size
please send a copy of your article to the address below. All postal
mail submissions must include a copy of the article in electronic form
on either a floppy disk or a CD along with 3 print copies of the
article. Articles should be submitted preferably in HTML, or as
Microsoft Word, StarOffice, or OpenOffice documents. Webbed essays are

Postal Mail:
c/o General Editor, Donald Ault
Department of English
University of Florida
4008 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117310
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7310

Please email the editors at with any
questions, or to propose edited or themed issues.

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