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Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom


Jason DeHart, Appalachian State University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 10, 2021
Full Chapters Due: March 10, 2022
Submission Date: March 10, 2022


This edited book seeks to gather voices in research and practice who explore the complexities, possibilities, and applications of comics and graphic novels in the field of education. The chapters highlight work with young children, early and late adolescents, and adults and examine comics/graphic novels as unique texts that can be approached philosophically, cognitively, and with attention to literacy demands and connections to a range of literature.


This book will highlight voices from a number of disciplines in the field of education, showcasing research and practice using both popular and lesser-known examples of comics across time in terms of publishing history and across geographic contexts/regions. The objective of the book is to explore comics from multiple viewpoints and to share the efficacy of these texts in descriptive, narrative, and empirical ways. The material focus of comics can be print or digital, magazine format or collected works.

Target Audience

The book is geared toward students, teachers, and researchers in undergraduate and graduate contexts. Chapters which showcase comics as complex texts can be used in literature study, and chapters which utilize qualitative and quantitative methods can be used as examples in research. The book is for readers, writers, and those who already appreciate this medium or who are growing in their knowledge.

Recommended Topics

Comics in the PK-6 classroom. Comics in instruction with adolescents. Comics in the university classroom. Cognitive studies of comics. Philosophical approaches to comics. Empirical studies of comics. Textual analysis of comics. Commentary from comics makers. Literary and critical analysis of comics. Studies of comics as a site for identity work. Counter-narratives in comics. Comics and feminism. Comics and political science. Comics and content instruction. Reading and writing with comics. Self-studies of comics readers and writers. Chapters which incorporate original interviews and profiles of comics creators and those who have been innovative in the study of comics. Chapters on grammatical features in comics. Navigating terms (comics, graphic novels) with examples of texts. Studies that focus on web comics.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 10, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 24, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 10, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

November 10, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 24, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
March 10, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
May 8, 2022: Review Results Returned
June 19, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
July 3, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Jason DeHart Appalachian State University

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