A large and growing group of students and professors are studying and teaching comics at the University of Florida, and these pages link to some of our resources. In addition to the information on these pages, UF currently hosts an annual conference on comics and the ImageTexT journal, as well as the Comix-Scholars list-serve.
All of these resources are provided to encourage comics scholarship and to share resources with those already studying comics.
The 15th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality,” will be held on April 6th-8th, 2018. To view our 2018 CFP, see our 2018 CFP.
ImageTexT‘s Founder and General Editor, Dr. Don Ault, retired from the University of Florida. As of our newest issue release (8.1), a new faculty editorial team (consisting of General Editor Terry Harpold and Associate Editor Anastasia Ulanowicz) is leading the journal. The Editors and ImageTexT staff would like to thank Don for his integral role as Founding Editor and for his work as General Editor for the past 11 years. His stewardship has shaped ImageTexT into the quality journal it is today.
Don’s teaching, scholarship, and university service have been instrumental in developing comics studies as a discipline at UF and across the country. He has been an inspiration and valued mentor to many, and his contributions to the Department of English will certainly outlive his tenure.
Don and a team of faculty and graduate students (with generous University of Florida support) published the inaugural issue of ImageTexT in 2004, following the 2002 “Will Eisner Symposium,” which was the first UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels. ImageTexT has been a UF institution ever since, and we are proud to be continuing Don’s legacy.
We hope that you will all join us in celebrating Don’s years of scholarship and service.
The 14th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Remixed,” was held on April 7th-9th, 2017.
The 13th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Transnational Comics,” was held on April 8th-10th, 2016.
The 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Read but Seldom Seen,” was held on April 10th-12th, 2015.
The 11th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma,” was held on April 4th-6th, 2014.
The 10th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “A Comic of Her Own,” was held on March 15-17, 2013.
The 9th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Monsters in the Margins,” was held on April 13-15, 2012.
The 8th Annual UF Comics Conference, “ImageNext: Visions Past and Future,” was held on March 26-27, 2010.