Wednesday, September 05, 2012

CFP: Comics and the American Southwest and Borderland (collection; Jan. 31)

CFP:
Comics and
the American Southwest and Borderland

The editors of Comics and the American Southwest and Borderlands seek submissions for this collection, which has interest from the University Press of Mississippi. We hope the collection does for the Southwest and Border region what Costello and Whitted’s Comics and the U.S. South did for that region and Southern studies via mining, creating, and illuminating the intersections of comics scholarship and established academic writing on the Southwestern United States, the U.S-Mexico border, and their literatures, identities, and cultures.

Submissions might consider:
  • The impact of comics creators from the Southwest or Border region
  •  The work of Jaxon/Jack Jackson, specifically
  • Characters or storylines set in and/or influenced by the Southwest or Border region
  • Depictions of the Southwest or Borderlands in comics
  • Examinations of how non-American artists have represented the American West (Charlier, Moebius, Blain, etc.)
  • U.S-Mexico relations in comics
  • Immigration; citizenship; nationalism in comics from or about the region
  • Race, gender, sex and ethnic studies in comics from or about the region
  • Nationalism; politics; violence in comics from or featuring the region
  • Liminal spaces; contact zones; politics of the region in comics
  • Westerns Adaptations of Southwest, Chicano, Latina, or Mexican literature
  • Chicana/a or Latina/o studies as frames for analysis of comics
  • Class and economic issues in comics from or featuring the region
  • Depictions of Native peoples from the region in comics
Submissions may explore comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, web comics, and editorial cartoons. Submissions may focus on any genre.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts to both Dr. James Bucky Carter (jbcarter777@gmail.com) and Dr. Derek Parker Royal (Derek@DerekRoyal.com) by January 31, 2013.

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