Free Event: A Web of Rights, 19 February 2015, 6pm, The British Library

Free Event: A Web of Rights, 19 February 2015, 6pm, The British Library

This event at The British Library will debate how and in what ways the web has complicated, enhanced, and changed the rights of citizens.

Some Reflections on the HEFCE Report on Open Access Monographs

Some Reflections on the HEFCE Report on Open Access Monographs

Martin Eve offers some reflections on the HEFCE Report on Open Access Monographs (21 January 2015)

PhD Opportunity: “Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature”

PhD Opportunity: “Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature”

The Department of English and American Studies at the University of Paderborn is inviting applications for a four-year PhD position (starting 1 April 2015) in the research group “Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and directed by Dr Alexander Dunst.

Received: Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948

Received:  Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948

We have received a review copy of Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948 (Rutgers University Press, 2015).

Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

The Comics Grid: Articles in December 2014

The Comics Grid: Articles in December 2014

Before the year ends, a quick post listing the last articles we published this year in the journal, during December 2014. Happy new year!

The End is Nigh… This Has Been The Comics Grid 2014 So Far

The End is Nigh… This Has Been The Comics Grid 2014 So Far

The Comics Grid in 2014 so far. An end-of-year report by our Editor-in-Chief.

Batgirl #37: Female Trouble, or What a Drag It Is Getting PC

Batgirl #37: Female Trouble, or What a Drag It Is Getting PC

Miguel Cane reads DC Comics’ Batgirl #37. Is political correctness a drag?

Call for Papers 2015: The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship

Call for Papers 2015: The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship

The call for papers for our 2015 volume is now live.

Comics Journals Articles Tracked by Altmetric in the Last Year (Dec 2013-Dec 2014)

Comics Journals Articles Tracked by Altmetric in the Last Year (Dec 2013-Dec 2014)

Ernesto Priego shares a dataset with the comics journal articles that were tracked by Altmetric in the last year.

CFP: Sixth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference / Ninth International Bande Dessinée Society Conference, Paris 2015

CFP: Sixth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference / Ninth International Bande Dessinée Society Conference, Paris 2015

The Sixth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference / Ninth International Bande Dessinée Society Conference will take place on Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th June 2015 in Paris, France–the deadline is 31st December 2014. We share the call for papers via John Freeman.

Professor Laurence Grove: How to Get Away with Reading Comics in an Ancient University

Professor Laurence Grove: How to Get Away with Reading Comics in an Ancient University

The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Laurence Grove, “How to Get Away with Reading Comics in an Ancient University” is today 17th December 2014, 5:15 PM, Glasgow University.

HEFCE Metrics: A one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick

HEFCE Metrics: A one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick

Our editor-in chief will participate in “Metrics and the assessment of research quality and impact in the Arts and Humanities”, a one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick, as part of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment.

An OJS to Repository Plugin: Submitting, Publishing and Depositing Made Easier

An OJS to Repository Plugin: Submitting, Publishing and Depositing Made Easier

Where we tell you about our idea to develop a plugin to make submitting, publishing and depositing articles and data easier and faster. You can vote for our idea too.

Comics-related panels and events at MLA in Vancouver (#MLA15)

Comics-related panels and events at MLA in Vancouver (#MLA15)

Via Chris Pizzino we share a list of links to information about the comics-related panels and events at MLA in Vancouver in January 2015 (#MLA15).

New Commentary: Comic Con Goes Country Life: On British Economy, Society and Culture

New Commentary: Comic Con Goes Country Life: On British Economy, Society and Culture

We have published a new Commentary article in the journal: “Comic Con Goes Country Life: On British Economy, Society and Culture”, by Dave O’Brien (ICCE, Goldsmiths College, University of London).

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, now OpenAIRE Compliant

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, now OpenAIRE Compliant

We are pleased to announce that The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is now fully OpenAIRE compliant.

Book: The Battle for Open

Book: The Battle for Open

Martin Weller has announced on Twitter that the open access digital edition of his new book, The Battle for Open. How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory, is out now on Ubiquity Press.

Book: Open Access and the Humanities

Book: Open Access and the Humanities

Martin Eve announces the release of his open access book, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future.

Comics Scholars on Twitter? Yeah, A Few…

Comics Scholars on Twitter? Yeah, A Few…

Are there any comics scholars on Twitter? Ernesto Priego summarises and compares some data from the Twitter archives he has collected around comics studies conferences in 2014.

A Review of the Graphic Details Exhibition: Stories Beyond Identities

A Review of the Graphic Details Exhibition: Stories Beyond Identities

Canan Marasligil reviews the Graphic Details Exhibition now on at the Space Station Sixty-Five gallery, London.

Comics and Games as Communication Tools: An Interview with Geek Therapy’s Josué Cardona

Comics and Games as Communication Tools: An Interview with Geek Therapy’s Josué Cardona

Ernesto Priego met Josué Cardona in July 2014 in Bogotá, Colombia. Ernesto interviewed Josué about his work, and this is what he told him.

London Graphic Novel Network – S.M.A.S.H

London Graphic Novel Network – S.M.A.S.H

Comica and the London Graphic Novel Network present S.M.A.S.H.. Saturday 15 November 2014, Barbican Library, London, UK.