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Julia Round

Dr Julia Round

The Media School, Bournemouth University

Editor, Studies in Comics

ISSN. HE Academy.

Contact Details

Email: jround@bournemouth.ac.uk

Telephone: 01202 965931

Postal Address: The Media School, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB

Websites:

www.juliaround.com (personal)

http://onlineservices.bournemouth.ac.uk/academicstaff/Profile.aspx?staff=jround (university staff page)

Biography and Research Interests

Julia Round (MA, PhD) lectures in the Media School at Bournemouth University, UK, and has previously taught at St Martin’s College, London, and Bristol University.  She edits the academic journal Studies in Comics (Intellect Books) and is a member of Bournemouth University’s Narrative Research Group and the International Society for the Study of Narrative.  She has published and presented work internationally on cross-media adaptation, television and discourse analysis, the application of literary terminology to comics, the ‘graphic novel’ redefinition, and the presence of gothic and fantastic motifs and themes in this medium.  She is currently working on a book on the Gothic and graphic novels, to be published by McFarland.  Further details at www.juliaround.com.

Research Interests: Comics, gothic, fantastic, sf, children’s literature, adaptation, online reading

Publications

‘Gothic and the Graphic Novel’ in A New Companion to the Gothic, ed. David Punter (London: Blackwells, 2012), pp335-349.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Naturalising the fantastic: comics archetypes’ in Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV, ed. David Simmons (Jefferson, CA: McFarland, 2012), pp51-65.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Out of House and Holmes’ in Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy, ed. Josef Steiff.  Part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, series ed. George A. Reisch, (Chicago, IL: Open Court Press, 2011), pp135-146.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Reconstructing Alice Cooper: ‘From the Inside’ to The Last Temptation in Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 1.2 (Oxford: Routledge, December 2010), pp151-170.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed. 

‘Chapter One: “Is this a book?” DC Vertigo and the redefinition of comics in the 1990s’ in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts, ed. Paul Williams and James Lyons, (Jackson MS: University of Mississippi Press, 2010), pp14-30.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed. 

‘‘The Apocalypse of Adolescence’: The use of genre conventions in Mark Millar/Peter Gross’s Chosenin Graven Images, ed. A. David Lewis and Christine Hoff Kraemer (London: Continuum, 2010), pp188-202.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘“Be vewy vewy quietWe’re hunting Wippers.” A Barthesian analysis of the construction of fact and fiction in Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hellin The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form, ed. Dan Hassler-Forest and Joyce Goggin (Jefferson, CA: McFarland & Co, 2010), pp188-201.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘‘Can I call you “Mommy”?’ Myths of the female and superheroic in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Black Orchidin Debating the Difference: Gender Representation and Self-Representation, ed. Rachel Jones, Hamid van Koten, Chris Murray and Keith Williams (Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee, 2010). ISBN 1-89983760-4.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Contrariwise!  Breaking rules in Alice in Sunderlandin Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory 3.1, Spring/Summer 2009, pp180-201.  ISSN 1754-0984.  ISBN 978-1-4457-5485-7.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Transforming Shakespeare?  Neil Gaiman and The Sandmanin Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works, ed. Phyllis Frus and Christy A. Williams (Jefferson, CA: McFarland & Co, 2010), pp95-110.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Impersonating Hollywood: The conflicting identity discourses of Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories’ in The Comedy of Dave Chappelle: Critical Essays, ed. K. A. Wisniewski (Jefferson, CA: McFarland & Co, 2009), pp86-101.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Mutilation and monsters: transcending the human in Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon’s Preacher’ in The Human Body in Contemporary Literatures in English: Cultural and Political Implications, ed. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Marta Fernández Morales (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009), pp109-128.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Subverting Shakespeare? The Sandman #19’ in Sub/versions: Cultural Status, Genre and Critique, ed. Pauline MacPherson et al (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), pp18-33.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘London’s calling: alternate worlds and the city as superhero in contemporary British-American comics’, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol 10, No 1, Spring 2008, pp24-31. Published as part of ‘Comics as Art, Entertainment and Design’ conference proceedings.  ISBN 1531-6793.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Visual perspective and narrative voice in comics: redefining literary terminology’, International Journal of Comic Art 9.2, Fall 2007, pp316-329.  ISBN 1531-6793.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

‘Fragmented identity: the superhero condition’, International Journal of Comic Art, Vol 7, No 2, Fall/Winter 2005, pp358-369.  ISBN 1531-6793.  Sole author.  Peer reviewed.

Encyclopaedias and other reference books:

Contributor to the Greenwood Encyclopaedia of Comics and Graphic Novels, ed. M. Keith Booker (Greenwood Press, 2010).

Contributor to the Blackwell Encyclopaedia of the Gothic, ed. David Punter, to be published by Blackwells, 2012.

Contributor to Icons of the American Comic Book, ed. Randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith, to be published by ABC-CLIO, 2012.

Assorted reviews for Studies in Comics, Comics Forum website, Eye magazine.

Conference Papers and Talks

‘‘We are the walking dead!’ Absence and existentialism in contemporary zombie narratives’  Paper presented at ‘The Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Comics and Bande Dessinée, Manchester Metropolitan University, July 2011.  Paper presented at ‘Zombiosium’, Winchester University, UK: October 2011.  Invited guest lecturer, BA Cultural Studies, Central St Martins College of the Arts, London, UK: November 2011. 

‘Haunted spaces: chronological illusion, From Hell and the gothic graphic novel’  Paper presented at the International Comic Arts Conference, San Diego, USA: July 2010.

‘‘The Grandest Guignol!’ The representation of Alice Cooper in Neil Gaiman/Michael Zulli’s The Last TemptationPaper presented at ‘Comics, Genres and Cultures’ conference, Manchester University, UK: April 2010.

‘Redefining time in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Signal to Noise  Paper presented at ‘Timeframes’ Conference, Dundee Literary Festival, UK: June 2009.

‘It’s all relative: breaking barriers and binaries in Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon’s Preacher Paper presented at the Annual International Conference on Narrative (University of Birmingham/International Society for the Study of Narrative) at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, UK: June 2009.

‘Comics, narrative and breaking rules’  Paper presented to the Narrative Research Grouping at Bournemouth University, UK: March 2009.

‘Contrariwise!  Breaking rules in Alice in Sunderland’  Paper presented at ‘The Rules of the Game’: the annual Scottish Word & Image Group conference at Dundee University, UK: September 2008.

Panel chair and roundtable discussion participant at Dundee Literary Festival, UK: June 2008.

‘Mobility of voice and view in comics: propositions for a new taxonomy’  Paper presented at ‘Paraliterary Narratives’ conference at Northampton University, UK: June 2008.

‘Naturalising the fantastic: comics archetypes and Heroes’  Paper (co-authored with Dave Hipple) presented at ‘Reality, Reliability and Access’: the annual Journeys Across Media conference, Reading University, UK: April 2008.

‘Naturalising the fantastic: science fiction and the uncanny realism of Heroes’  Paper (co-authored with Dave Hipple) presented at the annual Journeys Across Media conference, Reading University, UK: April 2008.

‘‘Can I call you “Mommy”?’ Myths of the female and superheroic in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Black Orchid’  Paper presented at ‘Debating the Difference’: the annual Scottish Word & Image Group conference at Dundee University, UK: September 2007.

‘Apocatastasis: redefining tropes of the apocalypse in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Signal to Noise’  Paper presented at ‘Millennial Fictions’ conference at Brunel University, UK: July 2007.

‘London’s calling: alternate worlds and the city as superhero in contemporary British-American comics’  Paper presented at ‘Comics as Art, Entertainment and Design’ conference at Dundee University, UK: May 2007.

‘Visual perspective and narrative voice in comics: redefining literary terminology’  Paper presented at ‘See-Hear-Feel’: the annual Journeys Across Media conference, Reading University, UK: April 2007.

Invited guest lecturer, BA Film Studies class, Reading University, UK: September 2007.

‘Subverting Shakespeare?’  Paper presented at ‘Sub/Versions’ postgraduate conference at Dundee University, UK: June 2006.

‘Mutilation and monsters: transcending the human in Preacher  Paper presented at ‘(Trans)Forming Bodies’ conference at Nottingham University, UK: August 2005.

Invited guest lecturer, BA English Literature class, Dundee University, UK: December 2007.

‘Queering comics: sexuality, gender and genre transgression in Preacher  Invited guest speaker at Bristol Queer Mutiny discussion group: June 2005.

Paper presented at ‘Queer Visualities’ postgraduate symposium, Manchester University, UK: April 2005.

‘Fragmented identity: the superhero condition’  Invited guest lecturer, MA Art & Design class, Swansea University, Wales, UK: May 2005.

Paper presented at ‘Reimagine Texts’: the annual conference of the English Graduate Student Association, Louisiana State University, USA: February 2005.

‘Co-mics: collaborative voices in the comic book form’  Paper presented at ‘Texts Ma(r)kers Markets’ conference, York University, UK: July 2003.

‘The reader and the hyperreal’  Invited guest lecturer, ‘Graduate Centre’ postgraduate seminar series, Bristol University, UK: November 2002.

‘The hybrid signifier’  Invited guest lecturer, ‘Critical Theory’ postgraduate course, Bristol University, UK: February 2002.

 

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