The Ohio State University Press is adding a new series to its literature and literary studies publications. Studies in Comics and Cartoons
will be edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner. Comics
studies is the epitome of a growing scholarly pursuit that is
continually gaining both public and critical attention. Complicating the
long-standing assumption that a fusion of image and text is not a
serious work of either literature or art, academic institutions are
giving comics and cartoons more attention than ever before. Despite a
number of important individual books published by university presses in
the field, this burgeoning area of study does not yet have its own
series at any press. Ohio State University Press, with its affiliation
to Ohio State's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and focus on
literary studies, is well-suited to publish such a series.
Lucy Shelton Caswell is the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library &
Museum's founding Curator. Jared Gardner is Associate Professor in the
Department of English.
Books published in Studies in Comics and Cartoons
will focus exclusively on comics and graphic literature, highlighting
their relation to literary studies. It will include monographs and
edited collections that cover the history of comics and cartoons from
the editorial cartoon and early sequential comics of the nineteenth
century through webcomics of the twenty-first. Studies that focus on
international comics will also be considered.
Inquiries should be directed to Sandy Crooms <firstname.lastname@example.org> at The Ohio State University Press.