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July 2, 2016

CFP: Sexual Violence in Comics

Journal: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Guest Editors: Rebecca Scherr and Mihaela Precup
Submission deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2016
Description: »This special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Taylor & Francis) explores the representation of sexual violence in any form of the medium of comics. The visual representation of sexual violence tests the limits of what can be shown in different contemporary cultural spaces, but it also provides a good testing ground for what the medium of comics can do to contribute to the wider conversation about the ethics and aesthetics of the rendition of difficult subjects. Important contributions to this topic have already been made by cartoonists working in many different areas of the medium, and who speak from a variety of cultural backgrounds, from the autobiographical work of authors like Debbie Drechsler (Daddy’s Girl), Phoebe Gloeckner (A Child’s Life and Other Stories), and Katie Green (ighter Than My Shadow), to graphic reportage (Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Gorazde), historical graphic narratives (Paolo Cossi’s Medz Yeghern. Le Grande Mal), fantasy (Saga, Sex Criminals), historical fiction (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Manifest Destiny), as well as in many other examples from both alternative and superhero comics.«
More information: CFP website