GENERAL: Theory and the Comics.

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CALL FOR PAPERS
THEORY AND THE COMICS, a book currently being compiled, will apply over a
series of essays by various comics scholars, a variety of theoretical
perspectives to individual comic strips and comic books. Hopefully, this
approach will go some distance toward a wider acceptance of the scholarly
study of comics, which stand revealed beneath the illumination fo critical
theory as many-layered, complex texts of considerable cultural, historical,
aesthetic, and literary value. By applying the language and methods of
schools of theory from Deconstruction to Feminism to New Historicism, as
well as the work of Bakhtin, Lanham, Fish, Lacan, etc. we hope the collection
will achieve two goals: first, to discover wht insights the work of such
theorists may provide to comics; and second, to illustrate that comics
can withstand serious, academic scrutiny.
Send inquiries, papers, suggestions, etc to the above e-mail address or:
Edward A. Shannon or Erik Bledsoe
Eng. Dept. Eng. Dept.
University of North Carolina Vanderbilt University
ar Greensboro Nashville, TN
Greensboro, NC 27413 or Bledsoea.ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
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