Call for Journal Article Submissions: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Manga, and the World of Sequential Art

CALL FOR JOURNAL ARTICLES The Middle Ground Journal ongoingbforum on:

The Sequential World: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Manga, and the World of Sequential Art

Editors: Dr. Maryanne Rhett and Dr. Hong-Ming Liang

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and a vast array of other forms of sequential art pervade the world around us, but are only just recently being recognized for the their academic qualities, especially in the field of World History. In this forum we hope to discuss ways in which sequential art can better be used to explore themes of World History, engage students in the topics of World History, or elaborate to a non-academic audience the need for a global approach to history

The MGJ  welcomes articles on teaching and pedagogical uses of sequential art in the classroom, academic research related to graphic novels, comics, etc. particularly as they reflect a global perspective.

Please study the submission guidelines before submitting, see  Submissions should be sent to the forum’s Coordinating Editor Maryanne Rhett, , and the Chief Editor, HM Liang,

This on-going forum will consist of three types of contributions:
• Research Articles (5,000-7,000 words)
• Case Studies (3,000-4,000 words)
• Book Reviews (800-1,000 words)

For research articles and case studies: please send max. 300-word abstracts, together with one-page CVs, to the Coordinating and the Chief Editors. For book reviews please send max. 150-word abstracts, together with one-page CVs, to both editors. Please email all contributions for the initial installment of the forum by January 30, 2015. The final articles will be due April 30, 2015.

The Middle Ground Journal is an open-access, refereed journal of world history and global studies housed at The College of St. Scholastica and published by the Midwest World History Association (MWWHA), an affiliate of the World History Association (WHA). We do not charge fees any type to our authors, readers and reviewers. Additional information on the journal is available at:  and at:
General inquiries on the journal should be sent to Professor Hong-Ming Liang, Chief Editor, HLIANG@CSS.EDU

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