Appel à contributions : volume collectif “Child-Animal Relationships in Comics”
Date limite de réponse à l’appel : 31 août 2017
Langue : anglais
Modalités de soumission: Envoyer un abstract (~500 mots) à Maaheen Ahmed (ahmedmaaheen [a] gmail.com) d’ici le 31 août 2017. Les textes complets (~7000 mots) des propositions retenues devront être rendues pour le 31 janvier 2018.
Contact : ahmedmaaheen [a] gmail.com
Even though child-animal relationships have been a staple of comics production, they remain overlooked by comics scholarship, which is only tentatively broaching the study of children and comics, as exemplified by recent publications (Abate and Sanders; Gordon; Heimermann and Tullis). In expanding on this existing scholarship and combining it with studies on picture books and comics as well as animals in comics (Groensteen; Hatfield; Hatfield and Svonkin; Sanders), this anthology seeks to build stronger bridges between the fields of comics studies, childhood studies and animal studies in order to take a first step towards a more profound and holistic understanding of the roles and relationships of animals and children in comics. It is particularly interested in historical studies (from the mid-nineteenth century onwards) and transcultural comparisons of child-animal relationships in comics.