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Publisher: Ubiquity Press Limited   (Total: 35 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

Showing 1 - 35 of 35 Journals sorted alphabetically
Ancient Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Archaeology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Architectural Histories     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Belgian J. of Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Comics Grid : J. of Comics Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Data Science J.     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.244, h-index: 11)
Glocality     Open Access  
Glossa : A J. of General Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 124, SJR: 0.204, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Integrated Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.746, h-index: 9)
Intl. Review of Social Psychology / Revue Intl.e de Psychologie Sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Circadian Rhythms     Open Access   (SJR: 0.877, h-index: 20)
J. of Conservation and Museum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
J. of European Psychology Students     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Interactive Media in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
J. of Molecular Signaling     Open Access   (SJR: 1.705, h-index: 23)
J. of Open Archaeology Data     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
J. of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Open Psychology Data     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
J. of Open Research Software     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Portuguese Linguistics     Open Access  
Laboratory Phonology : J. of the Association for Laboratory Phonology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
MaHKUscript. J. of Fine Art Research     Open Access  
Open Health Data     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open J. of Bioresources     Open Access  
Open Quaternary     Open Access  
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Present Pasts     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Psychologica Belgica     Open Access   (SJR: 0.224, h-index: 23)
Secularism and Nonreligion     Open Access  
Stability : Intl. J. of Security and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Utrecht J. of Intl. and European Law     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Worldwide Waste : J. of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
Journal Cover Comics Grid : Journal of Comics Scholarship
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  • On the Pleasure of Coding Interface Narratives

    • Abstract: The practice of coding directly confronts the comics creator with digital technology in a way that can prove fruitful for the making and understanding of digital comics. This paper presents a personal critical reflection on the author’s own creative practice, addressing three theoretical and practical issues that mark the relationship between coding, interface and narrative in the creation of digital comics: the writing of the interface, the critical approach to the digital tool, and the inscription of the ‘reader-actor’ into the interface of the digital text. Published on 2018-02-14 15:21:34
       
  • We’re All YA Now: A Review of Graphic Novels for Children and Young
           Adults

    • Abstract: Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox, University Press of Mississippi, 352 pages, 2017, ISBN 978-1-4968-1167-7 This article is a review of Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox (University Press of Mississippi, 2017). Filling a significant gap in current scholarly research in comic studies, the collection will appeal to a wide range of scholars and educators. The review argues that reading this collection is less of a chore and more of a joyful journey of discovery. Published on 2018-01-30 17:41:23
       
  • Raiding the Superhero Wardrobe: A Review of The Superhero Costume –
           Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction

    • Abstract: The Superhero Costume – Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction, B. Brownie and D. Graydon, Bloomsbury Academic, 192 pages, 2016, 15 b/w images, ISBN: 978-1472595904 This review provides a costume designer’s reading of The Superhero Costume – Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction by Barbara Brownie and Danny Graydon (Bloomsbury, 2016). This book explores the superhero costume within comics, films and its translation into real life, and shows how difficult it is to stitch the line between symbolism and practicality, spectacle and realism, and ultimately between fiction and fact. While there remains some unevenness in how the gender of superheroes makes a difference to the costume and there is a lack of a useful conclusion as far as academic books go, this book discusses a lot of issues that could (and should) inform the designs within a superhero’s wardrobe. Published on 2018-01-17 14:12:04
       
  • Comics Activism: An Interview with Comics Artist and Activist Kate Evans

    • Abstract: This is an interview with comics artist Kate Evans, author of Red Rosa (2015) and Threads: From the Refugee Experience (2017), as well as a number of other comics, about her recent work, which operates at the intersection of several of the most exciting genre developments in comics in recent years. In the interview Evans reflects on recent shifts in comics journalism, as well as other trends in the field such as the rise of graphic memoir, through examples taken from Evans’s own work as well as that of Joe Sacco, Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel and others. Published on 2017-11-17 14:02:13
       
  • Illusion, Kayfabe, and Identity Performance in Box Brown and Brandon
           Easton’s Andre the Giant Graphic Biographies

    • Abstract: Drawing on Bourdieu’s concept of ‘the biographical illusion’ and Eakin’s concept of the ‘relational self’, this article explores the ways in which the conventions of wrestling add new layers of multimodal storytelling in Box Brown and Brandon Easton’s Andre the Giant graphic biographies. Through textual and visual analyses, the article argues that Easton’s first-person narration blurs the relationship between biographical writer and subject to create an intimate portrait of Andre as a conflicted individual. Conversely, the article shows how Brown’s referential narration refuses entry into Andre’s inner life while illustrating the entanglements of the self with others.  Published on 2017-11-17 13:54:24
       
  • Cap the Chameleon: A Review of Captain America, Masculinity, and
           Violence

    • Abstract: Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon, by J. Richard Stevens, Syracuse University Press, 376 pages, 6 . 9, 2015, ISBN 978-0-8156-3395-2; ebook 978-0-8156-5320-2 This article favourably reviews Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon (Stevens 2015) and offers some suggestions for further research. The review explores the ways in which the book offers insights into one of the most popular characters in comics and also gestures towards the work scholars of mainstream American superhero comics must tackle in the future. Published on 2017-11-16 15:59:15
       
  • Experiencing the History of HIV/AIDS: A Review of Taking Turns

    • Abstract: Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371, by MK Czerwiec. Paperback; 50 pgs; full colour. March 15 2017. Penn State University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0271078182 This review argues that Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 (Czerwiec 2017) provides an accurate and factual account of the history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in America in the 1990s. Through the use of illustrations and text, the book presents the reader with an immersive account of what it was like to provide care to HIV/AIDS patients during that time. Published on 2017-11-08 18:44:40
       
  • Using Comics to Communicate Legal Contract Cancellation

    • Abstract: This article investigates how comics can be used to adequately communicate the correct process of contract cancellation and whether comics can enhance understanding of the legal process. A survey of pre-owned vehicle buyers of various levels of education in Pretoria, South Africa found that when comics are used to communicate contract cancellation, a significant increase in the comprehension of the legal cancellation process occurs. The results may influence how contracting parties may choose to communicate complex legal issues in future, specifically to consumers with little formal education or when parties are confronted with severe language barriers, which is highly relevant in a country such as South Africa with eleven official languages and generally low levels of education. The article argues that representatives tasked with explaining contractual content to contracting parties should consider making use of comics to aid them in their communication process to ensure proper understanding and execution of terms and conditions, which in turn may lead to fewer disputes and avoid expensive litigation. Published on 2017-10-05 12:34:16
       
  • With, Against or Beyond Print' Digital Comics in Search of a Specific
           Status

    • Abstract: What are digital comics' The answers to this question are diverse and often contradictory. Since digital comics were first published in the 1990s, it has not always been possible to gather them under a common denominator, apart from what already defines (with difficulty) printed comics. Many digital comics frequently resort to skeuomorphism, a digital reproduction of printed comics’ most salient aspects. This shows a deference of digital comics to print: some scholars see in digital comics only a technological variation of pre-existent means of distribution.Should digital comics move away from print to earn their own place' Are digital comics lacking a masterpiece that could establish their legitimacy' Should they exploit the potentialities of digital art and offer interactivity, moving images, new formats to gain their independence' This article argues that asking these questions is to try to reconcile the disparities of digital comics and see how scholars, cartoonists and publishers all try to give digital comics a specific status, for different reasons, but sharing a common goal. Published on 2017-09-27 16:27:32
       
  • Black Bleeds and the Sites of a Trauma in GB Tran¯™s
           Vietnamerica

    • Abstract: ¯˜The gutter¯™ is the space between panels where panel transitions happen¯”readers fill in the blank space by connecting panels to make sense of the story. In GB Tran¯™s Vietnamerica (2010), however, black gutters become part of black ¯˜bleeds¯™ (pages congruent with single panels in them) to portray the sites of a trauma. This article argues that if bleeds, as Scott McCloud claims, can depict timeless space, they could also represent the sites of a trauma where the memory of the past is intervened by the future interpretation of the memory. In Vietnamerica, the panels in black in a waffle-iron grid are simultaneously black gutters and a black bleed, where reinterpretation of trauma takes place as speech balloons are later imposed on the same recurrent waffle-iron grid. While Cathy Caruth¯™s trauma theory helps read Tran¯™s black bleeds as the sites of a trauma, the latter also extends Caruth¯™s notion of ¯˜traumatic awakenings¯™ since the black bleeds as the sites of a trauma turn into the places of reconciliation and healing. Published on 2017-09-13 15:13:12
       
 
 
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