Over the last forty years, the fields of jazz studies and comic studies have gained currency within the academy and have been enriched by interdisciplinary approaches. The New Jazz Studies has invigorated the discipline beyond its musicological roots, while Comics Studies has thrived in the digital age. This collection aims to find meeting points between the disciplines.

The call for papers for this special collection was published on 30 July 2015 and the deadline for submissions was 15 January 2016. The articles in this collection will be published in the order in which they were ready for publication (i.e. not as a ‘bulk’ or single issue).

Even though this particular collection is now closed to new submissions, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship receives submissions on an ongoing basis. More information at http://www.comicsgrid.com/about/submissions/. Brilliant Corners: Approaches to Jazz and Comics is a special collection of peer-reviewed research articles co-edited by Dr Nicolas Pillai (Birmingham City University) and Dr Ernesto Priego (City University London) for The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship.



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