For those interested in the study of comics. This includes graphic novels, comic strips, cartoons, and other forms of graphic narrative/storytelling etc.
This is a reflection zine from a course I taught in Spring 2020, ENG 342: “Studies in Popular Culture,” which had a course topic of “Playful Literature and Literary Games.” My goal with this course was to teach students about the ways in which games and literature overlap, particularly through the frame of the zine — DIY print publications that…[Read more]
This is the zine-version of my syllabus from a course I taught in Spring 2020, ENG 342: “Studies in Popular Culture,” which had a course topic of “Playful Literature and Literary Games.” My goal with this course was to teach students about the ways in which games and literature overlap, particularly through the frame of the zine — DIY print…[Read more]
This paper focuses on American superhero comics – i.e. superadventures and their likeness to mythology. Our goal is to understand how subtle changes in the characterization of a superhero may make them more congruent with the present day morality and ideals of the society, even if a given character is willing to directly challenge that morality. T…[Read more]
A challenge for Graphic Medicine is its being juxtaposed alongside biomedical and scientific fields of work that operate largely in the realm of statistics and quantifiable analytics. Often, the scholarship in Graphic Medicine comes without numbers. It is anecdotal, experiential, aesthetic/literary, or theoretical, customarily, and only…[Read more]
Ernesto Priego deposited Barriers Remain: Perceptions and Uses of Comics by Mental Health and Social Care Library Users in the group Comics Scholarship/Comics Studies on Humanities Commons 9 months ago
This article is part of a larger study investigating the perceived value of using comics as an information resource in the teaching and training of mental health and social care professionals in a higher education setting.
We surveyed 108 library users at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which specialises in mental health and…[Read more]
Ernesto Priego deposited Where Comics and Cultural Heritage Meet: A Conversation with Damien Sueur and Yannis Koikas on BDnF: The Comics Factory in the group Comics Scholarship/Comics Studies on Humanities Commons 9 months ago
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF; French National Library) recently launched a free comics creation desktop and mobile application, “BDnF”. Designed and produced by the BnF, BDnF is a digital creation tool for making comics and other multimedia stories, mixing illustration and text. BDnF allows users to engage creatively in specific aspe…[Read more]
Ernesto Priego deposited Call for Papers: Special Collection: Translation, Remediation, Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution – The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship in the group Comics Scholarship/Comics Studies on Humanities Commons 12 months ago
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship shares its Call for Papers for the Special Collection: Translation, Remediation, Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution. This Special Collection of The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship will focus on the global circulation of comics in digital forms, from webcomics…[Read more]
Family and Conflict in Graphic Narratives, Special Issue for Studies in Comics
Call for Articles, Interviews, and Comics
Even though family relationships are at the heart of many graphic narratives, particularly relationships between parents and children (one can think of examples like Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Art Spiegelman’s Maus), few s…[Read more]
This article is a review of Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox (University Press of Mississippi, 2017). Filling a significant gap in current scholarly research in comic studies, the collection will appeal to a wide range of scholars and educators. The…[Read more]
Lee Skallerup Bessette deposited Teaching Comics/Teaching with Comics: A Review of With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comic Books in the group Comics Scholarship/Comics Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
This article reviews With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comic Books, edited by Susan E. Kirtley, Antero Garcia, and Peter E. Carlson (University Press of Mississippi, 2020). The book covers a wide range of approaches, pedagogical techniques, and uses of comics and graphic novels, as well as making comics, in the…[Read more]
I Know How This Ends is the second volume in a series that started with Parables of Care: Creative Responses to Dementia Care (2017). The project explores the potential of comics to enhance the impact of dementia care research. This comic book presents, in synthesised form, stories crafted from narrative data collected via interviews with…[Read more]
2020 New England Graphic Medicine Conference
Call for Papers
MARCH 26-28, 2020
[Deadline: January 10, 2020]
Graphic Medicine is a genre, a field, a tool, a community, and a cause. It is large enough to accommodate all health and medical experiences, from that of the doctor to that of the patient – from that of a microbe to that of a p…[Read more]
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship seeks scholarly submissions on the technical, theoretical, cultural, and historical aspects of comics studies that gives vitality to the form and challenges readers’ assumptions about it. This document is the full call for papers published on 30th October 2019 on the journal web site.
Félix Zamora-Gómez deposited SPA296: Fascism and the dictatorial past in Spain and Argentina: Graphic novel, Visual Culture, and Literature. in the group Comics Scholarship/Comics Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
Syllabus for a course focusing on graphic novels and visual narratives regarding the dictatorial periods in Spain and Argentina. This course had a strong focus on visual literacy and developing the student’s abilities for academic writing.
For at least the last twenty years, scholarly attention has been drawn to the numerous depictions of cancer in comic books as well as oncology’s use of the comics medium (Rhode and Connor, 2012). However, little in the way of comprehensive analysis has been attempted, especially in terms of the various genres addressed. In this presentation, a ca…[Read more]
A brief piece on what I call “diagnosis deafness.” In short, to depict the sudden disorientation and shock of being diagnosed with cancer, comics artists frequently employ a visual rhetoric usually reserved for instances of deafness. At least momentarily – during an immensely significant moment in the life of the character – words fail, dev…[Read more]
A comic about the Notre-Dame cathedral 15 April 2019 fire, made by Ernesto Priego reusing images from various sources. References and Original Image Sources listed at https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7999418
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