CfP: Cartoon Conflicts: Contemporary Controversies and Historical Precedents - Edited Book

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
December 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Australian and New Zealand History / Studies, European History / Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS –

Cartoon Conflicts: Contemporary Controversies and Historical Precedents

Edited by

Richard Scully (University of New England, Australia)

and

Paulo Jorge Fernandes (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)

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7 January 2015 was a watershed for political cartooning across the world. The terrorist attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo killed 12 and injured 11, and prompted the worldwide Je suis Charlie campaign, focused on issues of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. The attack had deep roots, stretching back to the 2005 Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, the resurgence of terrorism from 2001, and beyond, to Charlie Hebdo’s long history of challenging cartoon commentary.

While the fallout from that event is still being felt, the twenty-first century has seen a number of other significant conflicts over the nature and significance of cartoons, as well as many in which cartoons have been used as weapons in ideological, ethnic, religious, gendered, class, and cultural contests. Previous eras have also seen their fair share of cartoon-based controversy.

Cartoon Conflicts and Caricature Wars aims to bring analysis of these controversies various together for the first time, and to go further – exploring the significant cartoon conflicts that have animated the art and practice of cartooning over the centuries.

The editors invite proposals for chapters concentrated on significant cartoon conflicts, or caricature wars, from any and all global contexts, and time periods. Joint authorship is encouraged, as this volume is intended to showcase the collaborative and cross-disciplinary scholarship that is so characteristic of cartoon studies. Contributions may take historical, literary, art-historical, legal, linguistic, media studies, or other approaches.

It is anticipated that the volume will be published by a major scholarly publisher by early 2023 (likely presses include Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Studies in the History of the Media’ or Ohio State University Press’s ‘Studies in Cartoons and Comics’). Chapters should be planned at a maximum of 10,000 words (including references), and contributors are encouraged to utilize as much cartoon and comic art as appropriate (taking into consideration the costs of obtaining permissions, as well as relevant cultural sensitivities).

Abstracts of 300 words, together with a short author biography of 150 words, should be emailed to the editors by 31 December 2021. Our expected timeline is as follows: January 31, 2022: result of this CfP announced (31 January 2022); delivery of full draft texts (31 May 2022); final manuscript delivered to the publisher for peer-review (30 June 30 2022).

Any general inquiries should also be directed to the editors.

CONTACTS:

Richard Scully – rscully@une.edu.au

Paulo Jorge Fernandes - paulojorgefernandes@sapo.pt

Contact Info: 

A/Prof. Richard Scully (University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia 2351)

A/Prof. Paolo Jorge Fernandes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Avenida de Berna, 26-C / 1069-061, Lisbon, Portugal)

Contact Email: rscully@une.edu.au

Contact Info: 

A/Prof. Richard Scully (University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia 2351) rscully@une.edu.au

A/Prof. Paolo Jorge Fernandes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Avenida de Berna, 26-C / 1069-061, Lisbon, Portugal) paulojorgefernandes@sapo.pt

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