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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

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.

Issue 6.1 also includes a plethora of book reviews to help scholars keep up-to-date with recent publications, research, and advances in the field.

ImageTexT is an academic journal dedicated the scholarship of visual-verbal art, specifically the theory and criticism of comics. Since its founding in 2004, ImageTexT has been an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, and it has been listed in the MLA bibliography since 2005. In addition to general issues, ImageTexT also publishes special issues devoted to particular topics in comics and visual culture, as well as the proceedings from the University of Florida’s annual Comics Conference.

For more information, please contact us through one of the following means:

Phone: (352) 392-6650 x278
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c/o Dr. Donald Ault
Department of English
University of Florida
4008 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117310
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310



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