Encapsulations: Critical Comics Studies

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A short-monograph series that expands what’s possible in comics studies.Encapsulations_FW18

Series editors
Sean Guynes, Michigan State University
Martin Lund, Malmö University
Julia Round, Bournemouth University

Published by
University of Nebraska Press

Encapsulations’s short monographs offer close readings of carefully delineated bodies of comics work with an emphasis on expanding the critical range and depth of comics studies. By looking at understudied and overlooked texts, artists, and publishers, Encapsulations facilitates a move away from the same “big” and oft-examined texts. Instead the series uses more diverse case studies to explore new and existing critical theories in tune with an interdisciplinary, intersectional, and global approach to comics scholarship. With an eye to breaking established patterns and forging new opportunities for scholarship, Encapsulations books advance the theoretical grounding of comics scholarship and broaden our critical knowledge of global comics. By showcasing new interdisciplinary perspectives and addressing emerging conceptual, formal, and methodological problems, the series promotes new approaches, contributes to the diversity of comics scholarship, and delves into uncharted sections of the comics archive.

Compact, affordable, and accessibly written, books in the Encapsulations series are addressed to the interested general reader as well as scholars and students. Encapsulations offers teachable, critical texts for comics studies as well as myriad classes beyond including history, literature, cultural studies, semiotics, media studies, and many others, fostering a deeper general understanding of comics’ cultural and historical impact, promoting critical public literacy, and enriching comics-based teaching while expanding notions of what’s worthy of academic study.

Queries and Contact

The series editors invite queries for volumes of 35,000-50,000 words. For more information, please write to the series editors:

Sean Guynes — guynesse [at] msu [dot] edu
Martin Lund — p.martin.lund [at] gmail [dot] com
Julia Round — jround [at] bournemouth [dot] ac [dot] uk

Series Advisory Board
Michelle Ann Abate, The Ohio State University, USA
José Alaniz, University of Washington, USA
Frederick Luis Aldama, The Ohio State University, USA
Julian Chambliss, Michigan State University, USA
Margaret Galvan, University of Florida, USA
A. David Lewis, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, USA
Jean-Matthieu Méon, University of Lorraine, France
Ann Miller, University of Leicester, UK
Elizabeth Nijdam, Whitman College, USA
Barbara Postema, Massey University Manawatū, NZ
Eszter Szép, Independent Research, Hungary
Carol Tilley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA