[AIW] CFP: American Identities in the Graphic Novel, EJAS, 2013

AIW - Bartl bartl at american-indian-workshop.org
Mon Jun 25 18:07:59 CEST 2012

European Journal of American Studies, Special Issue 2013 American Identities
in the Graphic Novel






The graphic novel has staked out a discursive terrain that encompasses
identity on many levels. Superhero comics, and the extended works derived
from them, appeal to the fertile iconography within the comics genre as well
as the broader motifs of cultural myth. In addition, personal identities are
frequently explored via graphic novel autobiography; these also treat
broader concerns of culture that orbit issues of individual and collective
identities. This special issue of the European Journal of American Studies
will be co-edited by Pawel Frelik and Michael J. Prince, and will explore
diverse expressions of American identities in the graphic novel and
volume-length collections of comics series. Among relevant topics are:


  *   Visual depictions of national identity

  *   Works that support or interrogate reigning cultural myth of identity,
for instance the myth of the West and the American Dream

  *   Intertextual (and extratextual) influences from literature, cinema,
art and society

  *   Expressions of ethic identities (Jewish, African-American, Asian,
Native American), gender and class

  *   Comparisons with  "illustrated novels," for example those of Mark
Twain, John Dos Passos, and Ishmael Reed

  *   European, Middle-Eastern, African, Australasian, or Asian  perceptions
of America/US in the graphic novel form



Send a short, precise abstract of your article (maximum 600 words ) to
michael.j.prince at uia.no no later than 30.09.2012. Please include your title
and institutional affiliation(s). You will be informed if your proposal has
been accepted by 01.11.2012, and final copies of your articles must be in
our hands by 31.01.2013 in order to complete the peer-review process.




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