Would Panel Scaffolding: Reflecting on Building, and Sustaining Comics Studies Programs, Library Collections, and Journals

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Graham/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
contact email: 


SANE Journal is seeking: critical, evaluative, and reflective works from those engaged in the making, preserving, teaching, and studying of comics through the creation of comics studies programs, the stewardship of comics collections within libraries, and the establishing of comics studies-associated journals. We prefer writings that address the history, evolution, and dissolution of such entities. What is the story of your program, collection, or journal? How does it reflect a situatedness in its field and the ontological, teleological, and epistemologies surrounding it, both in relation to current exigencies but in relation to the past as well? What processes, people, and supports were in place – or not in place – to facilitate success or failure? Can the process of success and/or failure within these domains best be illuminated through a particular – or particular set – of critical lenses? In these reflections, articulate the issues regarding the proliferation of existing and future programs of study, collections, and journals within comics studies? Methodological approaches to addressing these questions are acceptable for consideration, as well as critical and reflective approaches. 

Pieces should follow MLA 8 format and may take a variety of forms, including essay, case study, auto/ethnography, interview, systematic program review. 


Final submissions due: Feb. 1, 2023