ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

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[issue] ImageTexT 8.2: The Worlds of Grant Morrison

Posted 04 Sep, 2015

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue, volume 8 number 2, "The Worlds of Grant Morrison." The issue was guest-edited by Frank Bramlett, Adnan Mahmutovic, and Francesco-Alessio Ursini. It can be accessed via our main page at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/ or via its permalink location at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v8_2/.

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[issue] ImageTexT 8.1

Posted 26 May, 2015

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue, volume 8 number 1. It can be accessed via our main page at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/ or via its permalink location at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v8_1/

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We are proud to present these featured articles in Issue 8.1:

  • Michelle E. Bloom's "Constructing Guy Delisle's Shenzhen and Deng Xiaoping's Shenzhen: Graphic Novel and Urban Space"
  • Cristina Delgado-García's "Invisible Spaces for the "Impossible" State: National Identity and the Production of Space in Joe Sacco's Palestine"
  • Andréa Gilroy's "The Epistemology of the Phone Booth: The Superheroic Identity and Queer Theory in Batwoman: Elegy"
  • John Cech's "From Humbaba to the Wild Things: The Monster Archetype That is Forever With Us"
  • Eric Doise's "Two Lunatics: Sanity and Insanity in The Killing Joke"
  • Laurie Gries's "Obama Zombies and Rhetorical (Dis)Identifications in an Era of Dog Whistle Politics and Political Polarization"
  • Caleb Simmons's "Erotic Grotesque Redemption: Transgressive Sexuality and the Search for Salvation in Katsuya Terada's The Monkey King Volume 1"
  • Anastasia Ulanowicz's "Chick Tracts, Monstrosity, and Pornography"

[issue] ImageTexT 7.2

Posted 29 Jan, 2014

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue, volume 7 number 2. It can be accessed via our main page at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/ or via its permalink location at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v7_2/.

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[issue] ImageTexT 7.1: The Worlds of the Hernandez Brothers

Posted 08 Sep, 2013

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue, volume 7 number 1, "The Worlds of the Hernandez Brothers." The issue was guest-edited by Derek Parker Royal and Christopher González. It can be accessed via our main page at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/ or via its permalink location at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v7_1/.

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[issue] ImageTexT 6.3: Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric

Posted 14 Apr, 2013

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is pleased to announce the release of its latest issue, volume 6 number 3, "Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric." The issue was guest-edited by Richard Burt and co-edited by Katherine Shaeffer. It can be accessed via our main page at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/ or via its permalink location at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v6_3/.

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[issue] ImageTexT Issue 6.1 Release

Posted 09 Nov, 2011

9 November 2011, Gainesville FL

ImageTexT Interdisciplinary Comics Scholarship Journal hereby announces the release of its latest issue, volume 6 number 1. It, along with our archive of back-issues, can be accessed from our main page at http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/.

Issue 6.1 is ImageTexT’s first general issue since the winter of 2010. We are proud to present five feature articles:

  • Matthew Bolton’s “Fidelity and Period Aesthetics in Comics Adaptation” explores the potential for fidelity and innovation inherent in the comics medium;
  • Jonathan Gaboury’s “The Violence Museum: Aesthetic Wounds from Popeye to We3” examines the function of aestheticized violence in a range of notable comics;
  • Sean Macdonald’s “Two Texts on ‘Comics’ from China, ca. 1932” provides translations of, and commentary on, a pair of articles by Lu Xun and Mao Dun that deal with imagetexts;
  • Nancy Pedri’s “When Photographs Aren’t Quite Enough: Reflections on Photography and Cartooning in Le Photographe” critiques the narrative interplay between illustration, photography, and text;
  • Walton Wood’s “The Empirical Twilight: A Pony’s Guide to Science and Anarchism” expounds on the intellectual politics and artistic dynamics of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

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[issue] Volume 5, Issue 4 Alan Moore and Adaptation

Posted 04 Apr, 2011

On behalf of Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce that ImageTexT Volume 5, Issue 4 is now available: http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v5_4/

This specual issue of ImageTexT, "Alan Moore and Adaptation" is edited by Rex Krueger and Katherine Shaeffer. The issue interrogates the relationship of Alan Moore's acclaimed work in comics to the process of adaptation. It seeks to explore not only how Moore's comics have been adapted, but how Moore's comics frequently function as adaptation in their own right.

"Alan Moore and Adaptation" features articles by Colin Beineke, Megan A.Condis, Vyshali Manivannan, Paul Petrovic and Jack Teiwes, as well as reviews by Eric L. Berlatsky, Ellen Grabiner, Mervi Miettinen, Laura Perna, Matthew Pustz, Caleb Simmons and Anastasia Ulanowicz.

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[issue] Volume 5, Issue 2 Anime and Utopia

Posted 09 May, 2010

On behalf of Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce that ImageTexT Volume 5, Issue 2 is now available: http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v5_2/

This specual issue of ImageTexT, "Anime and Utopia" is edited by Phillip E. Wegner. The issue gathers perspectives from the fields of comics and visual rhetoric and utopian studies in order to interrogate significant works of Japanese anime. "Anime and Utopia" features articles by Matthew Stoddard, Anthony Lioi, Phillip E. Wegner and John Leavey and reviews by Megan Condis, Tania Darlington and Tof Eklund.

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[issue] Volume 5, Issue 1

Posted 30 Jan, 2010

On behalf of Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce that ImageTexT Volume 5, Issue 1 is now available.

This General Issue features articles from Juda Bennett and Cassandra Jackson, Brandy Ball Blake, Frank Bramlett, Theo Finigan, DT Kofoed, Aaron Mauro and Benjamin Stevens, and a review by Terry Harpold.

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[issue] Volume 3, Issue 3 Comics and Childhood

Posted 21 Jun, 2007

On behalf of Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce that ImageTexT Volume 3, Issue 3 is now available: http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v3_3/

Volume 3, Issue 3, a special issue devoted to "Comics and Childhood," is edited by Cathlena Martin and Charles Hatfield. It seeks to examine the intersection of comics and childhood from several vantages, including comics and children's literature, comics and education, comics and publishing, and comics and revisions of literature.

This issue features essays from Gorg Mallia, Daniel Yezbick, James Bucky Carter, Philip Sandifer, Veronique Bragard, Cari Keebaugh, Kathy Merlock Jackson and Mark D. Arnold, as well as original art by Sam Hester. This special issue includes several ImageTexT firsts. The journal's first roundtable links scholars Meredith Collins, Tof Eklund, Charles Hatfield and Kenneth Kidd in conversation about Lost Girls. And we have included Jesse Cohn's translation of and commentary on Benoît Peeters's "Four Conceptions of the Page," we hope the first of many such new translations of important comics theory and criticism previously unavailable in English.

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[issue] Volume 3, Issue 2 William Blake and Visual Culture

Posted 08 Feb, 2007

On behalf of Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce that ImageTexT Volume 3, Issue 2 is now available: http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v3_2/

Volume 3, Issue 2, a special issue devoted to "William Blake and Visual Culture, " is edited by Roger Whitson and Donald Ault. It seeks to challenge divisions existing between comic, visual, and Romantic studies. The issue features essays from Arkady Plotnitsky,Nelson Hilton, Ron Broglio, Donald Ault, Esther Leslie, Matthew Ritchie and Roger Whitson, as well as original art by Joel Priddy and John Coulthart and an interview with Bryan Talbot.

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[issue] Volume 3, Issue 1

Posted 23 Aug, 2006

On behalf of Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce that ImageTexT Volume 3, Issue 1 is now available: http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v3_1/

This issue features critical essays on topics ranging from illustrated editions of Jules Verne to representations of desire in Jaime Hernandez' Love and Rockets. It also features reviews of books including Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans, Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture, as well as a review of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's brand new graphic novel Lost Girls.

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[issue] Volume 2, Issue 2

Posted 25 Jan, 2006

On behalf of General Editor Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce the publication of _ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies_ Volume 2 : Issue 2 (Winter 2005).

http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v2_2/

This issue features an original animation, critical essays, and a series of reviews:

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[issue] Volume 2, Issue 1

Posted 28 Jul, 2005

We are pleased to announce the release of ImageTexT, Volume 2, Issue 1. The issue features several articles and several reviews. The articles range from analyses of textual forms as they combine image and text in James McDougall's study of Blake's and Pound's texts as image-texts, studies of comics as a medium in Alevaro Aleman's article, and studies of the social and cultural significance of comics in Bianca Isaki's reading of Adrian Tomine's "Summer Blonde."

Please see the issue online:
http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v2_1/

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[issue] Volume 1, Issue 2

Posted 15 Feb, 2005

On behalf of Donald Ault, and the entire editorial and production staff, it is my pleasure to announce that the second issue of ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is now available.
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Overview:

The objective of ImageTexT is to advance the academic study of comic books, comic strips, and animated cartoons. Under the guidance of an editorial board of scholars from a variety of disciplines, ImageTexT publishes solicited and peer-reviewed papers that investigate the material, historical, theoretical, and cultural implications of visual textuality.

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[issue] Issue No. 1 Now Available!

Posted 14 May, 2004

The editors and staff of ImageTexT pleased to bring you our first issue. To view this remarkable collection of articles, click on the "current issue" link to go to the issue's title page. Also, you can click on the thumbnail button anywhere it appears to return to the issue's table of contents page.

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