LITERATURE AND MEDICINE : CALL FOR COMICS
Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2022
Comics Editor: MK Czerwiec
This issue of Literature and Medicine will interrogate expressions of hunger and waste in both literary and biomedical contexts. The issue’s Front Matter will feature essays, comics, and artwork that responds to the word rubbish. We welcome comics that address or engage with it as a noun, verb, or adjective, or something else entirely. Submissions that invite or challenge readers to see rubbish in unexpected ways are especially welcome.
Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship that explores representational and cultural practices concerning health care and the body. Areas of interest include disease, illness, and health; the cultures of biomedical science and technology and of the clinic; disability; and violence, trauma, and power relations as these are represented and interpreted in broadly defined archives of verbal, visual, and material texts. Literature and Medicine features one thematic and one general issue each year. Past theme issues have explored identity and difference; contagion and infection; cancer pathography; the representations of genomics; and the narration of pain.
Comics can be multi- or single page/panel and may not have previously been published. The journal does not remunerate for accepted work but the artist does retain copyright to their work. See the current issue for examples: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/44805
Comics (or proposals for comics) should be submitted in digital form (.tiff, .bmp, .psd, .jpg) to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 20, 2021.
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