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[cfp] ImageTexT Special Issue: The Hernandez Brothers

Posted 30 Sep, 2010

Guest Editors, Christopher Gonzalez and Derek Parker Royal

For nearly thirty years the Hernandez brothers (Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario) have created comics that have expanded beyond superhero and sci-fi, bringing so-called "alternative" comics to the fore. Their fictive worlds are as sprawling and complex as Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, and more scholars are beginning to take a closer look at their comics, specifically Love and Rockets. In keeping with this interest, ImageTexT will devote a special issue to the works of the Hernandez Brothers.

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[cfp] Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Posted 30 Sep, 2010

Update: Deadline extended to July 9, 2010.

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Purdue University · West Lafayette, IN
September 2-4, 2010

The Purdue University Comparative Literature Program welcomes papers that explore the ways in which comics and film animation engage us politically and profoundly influence the way we define gender, race, religion, class, and nationhood. "Political" can be defined broadly, relating not only to affairs of state, but also the praxis of visual narrative and ways it affects individual identity and community dynamics.

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[cfp] A special issue of ImageTexT: North Korean Comics & Animation

Posted 30 Sep, 2010

Update: Submission deadline extended to July 31, 2010

Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl and Stephanie Boluk

Abstract deadline: July 31, 2010

This is an important and timely special issue of ImageTexT, particularly given the current political and economic conditions in the DPRK.

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[publication] Requests for ImageTexT Book Reviews

Posted 30 Sep, 2010

ImageTexT is currently seeking reviewers for the following new book titles:

  • Komiks: Comic Art in Russia by José Alaniz
  • Art Spiegelman: Conversations edited by Joseph Witek
  • Daniel Clowes: Conversations edited by Ken Parille and Isaac Cates
  • Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives edited by Toni Johnson-Woods
  • Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History by Fredrik Strömberg with a Foreword by Peter Kuper
  • Caped Crusaders 101: Composition Through Comic Books, 2d ed. by Jeffrey Kahan and Stanley Stewart
  • Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic by Joel E. Vessels
  • I Think I Am Philip K. Dick by Laurence A. Rickels
  • My Life with Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz

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