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[general] Call for Creative Texts and Reviewers

Posted 02 Dec, 2016

In an effort to expand our reviews section, ImageTexT will begin inviting reviews of comics texts published by small presses, preferably engaging with the connection between image/text mediums and the social world. Since comics and animation have a long and rich history of reflecting, interacting with, and being shaped by the larger socio-cultural moment in which they were produced, image/text works have been highly influential in social movements and justice-oriented discourses throughout the world.

At ImageTexT, we believe it is the academic community’s responsibility to keep social concerns in public discourse, resisting the normalization of hate-based rhetoric, images, or actions with our scholarly engagement. Given the critical socio-political climate of the contemporary United States and other locations, we feel comics that explicitly visualize social justice issues deserve academic and popular attention that helps illuminate the many ways these texts connect with or affect the actual lived experiences of those involved in these issues. To that end, we invite authors, publishers, or readers to recommend small-press texts that they believe deeply and critically engage with various social justice issues. Some of the texts we currently have available for review include:

  • Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back, Ad Astra Comix
  • War in the Neighborhood, Ad Astra Comix
  • Dumb, Georgia Webber, Radiator Comics
  • The Weight, Melissa Mendes, Radiator Comics
  • Inner City Romance, Guy Colwell (new 2015 collected edition)
  • Disco Cry, Marianna Serocka, Centrala Press
  • Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology, Joamette Gil

Please visit the ImageTexT website to find other scholarly and creative titles available for review.

We invite scholars, authors, and critics to submit 1,500-3,000 word reviews of these or any other small press, socially-oriented image/text works. To inquire about a specific title, suggest a title for review, or ask any other questions about the reviews process at ImageTexT, please email Ashley Manchester at mancester@ufl.edu and/or Charles Acheson at cpacheson21@ufl.edu.

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