Julia Round

Dr Julia Round

  • 01202 965931
  • jround at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Julia Round (MA, PhD) is a Principal Lecturer at Bournemouth University (UK) and editor of Studies in Comics journal (Intellect). Her research and teaching interests include gothic, comics and children’s literature. She is co-organiser of the annual International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics (now in its eighth year), Programme Leader for Bournemouth University’s MA Literary Media course, and the convenor of BU’s Narrative Research Group. Julia speaks at numerous international conferences each year and has published a large number of peer-reviewed articles and chapters in multiple languages. Her books include the monograph Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach (McFarland, 2014), and the co-edited collection Real Lives Celebrity Stories (Bloomsbury, 2014). She has recently completed two AHRC-funded studies examining how digital transformations affect young people's reading. In 2015 she received the Inge Award for Comics Scholarship (Popular Culture Association), and was previously awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Bournemouth University, 2011)...

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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Round, J. and Murray, C., 2017. The Conferences. In: Duncan, R. and Smith, M., eds. The Secret Origins of Comics Studies. Routledge, 246-261.
  • Round, J., 2017. Gothique et bande dessinée, des fantômes entre les cases [Gothic and Comics: Ghosts in the Gutter]. In: Ahmed, M., Delneste, S. and Tilleuil, J., eds. Le Statut Culturel de la Bande Dessinée: Ambiguïtés et Évolutions [The Cultural Standing of Comics: Ambiguities and Changes]. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Academia-L'Harmattan, 75-96.
  • Round, J., 2014. The Transformations of Harvey Pekar's American Splendor: 'Ordinary Life is Pretty Complex Stuff'. In: Round, J. and Thomas, B.R., eds. Real Lives Celebrity Stories. Bloomsbury.
  • Lilleker, D., 2014. Autobiography and Political Marketing: Narrative and the Obama Brand. In: Thomas, B. and Round, J., eds. Real Lives, Celebrity Stories. Bloomsbury.
  • Kimber, S., 2014. Merging Fact and Fiction: Cult Celebrity, Film Narrative and the Henry Lee Lucas ‘Story’. In: Round, J. and Thomas, B., eds. Real Lives, Celebrity Stories: Narratives of Ordinary and Extraordinary People Across Media.. London: Continuum, 151-167.
  • Round, J., 2013. The Zombie Walk. In: McDougall, J. and Bennett, P., eds. Mythologies Today. Routledge.
  • Round, J., 2013. Anglo-American Graphic Narrative. In: Stein, D. and Thon, J., eds. From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 325-346.
  • Round, J., 2013. We share our mothers’ health: temporality and the gothic in comic-book landscapes. Comic Book Geographies. x.
  • Round, J., 2012. Fantastic alterities and The Sandman. In: Jakaitis, J. and Wurtz, J.F., eds. Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres. McFarland, 71-92.
  • Round, J., 2012. Medium, spirits and embodiment in voice of the fire. In: Green, M.J.A., ed. Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition. Manchester University Press.
  • Round, J., 2012. The horror of humanity. The Walking Dead and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court, 155-166.
  • Round, J., 2012. Gothic and the graphic novel. In: Punter, D., ed. A New Companion to the Gothic. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 335-349.
  • Round, J., 2011. Naturalising the Fantastic: Comics archetypes in heroes. In: Simmons, D., ed. Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV. Jefferson, CA, USA: McFarland, 51-65.
  • Round, J., 2011. Out of House and Holmes. In: Steiff, J., ed. Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy: The Footprints of a Gigantic Mind. Chicago, IL. USA: Open Court, 135-146.
  • Round, J., 2010. ‘“Be vewy vewy quiet. We’re hunting Wippers.” A Barthesian analysis of the construction of fact and fiction in Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell. In: Goggin, J. and Hassler-Forest, D., eds. The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form. Jefferson, NC., USA: McFarland, 188-201.
  • Round, J., 2010. Chapter One: “Is this a book?” DC Vertigo and the redefinition of comics in the 1990s. In: Williams, P. and Lyons, J., eds. Contemporary American Comics: Creators and their Contexts. University of Mississippi Press, 14-30.
  • Round, J., 2010. “The Apocalypse of Adolescence”: Use of the Bildungsroman and Superheroic Tropes in Mark Millar & Peter Gross’s Chosen. In: Lewis, A.D. and Hoff Kraemer, C., eds. Graven images: religion in comic books and graphic novels. New York: Continuum, 188-202.
  • Round, J., 2010. Haunted spaces: chronological illusion, From Hell and the gothic graphic novel. In: Punter, D., ed. A New Companion to the Gothic. Blackwells.
  • Round, J., 2010. Can I call you Mommy? Myths of the feminine and superheroic in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's Black Orchid. Debating the difference: gender representation and self regulation. Dundee, Scotland.: Duncan of Jordanstone College, University of Dundee.
  • Round, J., 2010. Transforming Shakespeare: Neil Gaiman and The Sandman. In: Frus, P., ed. Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works. Jefferson NC,USA: McFarland, 95-110.
  • Round, J., 2009. Mutilation and Monsters: Transcending the Human in Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon’s Preacher. In: Coelsch-Foisner, S. and Morales, M.F., eds. The Human Body in Contemporary Literatures in English. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 109-128.
  • Round, J., 2009. Impersonating Hollywood: The Conflicting Identity Discourses of 'Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories'. In: Wisniewski, K.A., ed. The Comedy of Dave Chappelle: Critical Essays. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 86-101.
  • Round, J., 2008. Subverting Shakespeare? The Sandman #19. In: MacPherson, P., Murray, C., Spark, G. and Corstophine, K., eds. Sub/Versions: Cultural Status, Genre and Critique. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 18-33.

Conferences

  • Round, J., 2018. Zombie Rebirth. In: School of Humanities Annual Postgraduate Conference 12-13 May 2016 University of Dundee, Scotland.
  • Round, J., 2017. Graphic Gothic: Reading the Comics Page. In: Graphic Reading 19 May 2017 University of Birmingham.
  • Round, J., 2017. Mixing Visual Media in Sandman. In: ‘Mixing Visual Media in Comics' symposium 14-16 October 2016 St Johns University, Newfoundland, Canada.
  • Round, J., 2016. Make Misty for Me: Letters Pages in Girls Comics. In: Femorabilia 22 October 2016 John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
  • Round, J., 2016. Sandman, Aesthetics and Canonisation. In: Novel-Seeming-Goods 23-24 September 2016 Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
  • Round, J. and Thomas, B., 2016. Moderating readers and readers online. In: Digital Reading Network 19 June 2014 EBC, Bournemouth University.
  • Round, J., 2016. Letters Pages in Comics. In: Comic Arts Conference 21-24 July 2016 San Diego, California.
  • Round, J., 2016. Misty and Gothic for Girls. In: International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics 2016 - Graphic Gothic 11-13 July 2016 Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Round, J., 2016. Embedded Meta/Fictions in DC Comics. In: Popular Culture Association Conference 22-25 March 2016 Seattle, USA.
  • Round, J., 2015. Cain and Abel and DC Comics. In: Illuminations 4 December 2015 Birkbeck, London.
  • Round, J., 2015. Revenant Landscapes in The Walking Dead. In: Popular Culture Association 30 March-3 April 2015 New Orleans, USA.
  • Round, J., 2015. Misty and Gothic for Girls in British Comics. In: Comics Forum 12-13 November 2015 Leeds Public Library.
  • Round, J., 2015. Adaptation and The Walking Dead. In: Sixth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference / Ninth International Bande Dessinée Society Conference 22-27 June 2015 ULIP, Paris.
  • Round, J. and Pope, J., 2014. Children’s Responses to Heroism in Roald Dahl’s Matilda. In: Devils and Dolls 14-15 March 2013 Bristol University. Springer Verlag (Germany).
  • Round, J., 2014. Gothic in British Comics. In: Comic Arts Conference 24-27 July 2014 San Diego, USA.
  • Round, J., 2014. Misty: Echoes of EC Horror. In: Fifth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference 18-20 July 2014 British Library, London.
  • Round, J., 2013. Gothic and Comics: Excess, Embodiment and Artifice. In: International Comics and Graphic Novel and International Bande Dessinée Society Joint Conference 24-28 June 2013 Glasgow University.
  • Round, J., 2013. Gothic, Comics and Ghosts in the Gutter. In: The Cultural Standing of Comics 2-3 May 2013 Universite Catholique de Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Round, J., 2013. Adapting Real Life in Harvey Pekar's American Splendor. In: round, J. and thomas, B., eds. Adventures in Textuality 3-4 April 2013 Unversity of Sunderland.
  • Round, J. and Murray, C., 2012. In The Batcave Beneath The Ivory Towers - Keynote Talk. In: Transitions 3 November 2012 Birkbeck, London.
  • Round, J. and Thomas, B., 2012. Researching Readers Online. In: Digital Humanities Congress 6-8 September 2012 Sheffield.
  • Round, J., 2010. Haunted spaces: chronological illusion, From Hell and the gothic graphic novel. In: Comic-Con International: Comic Arts Conference 22-25 July 2010 San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Round, J., 2010. ‘The Grandest Guignol!’ Reconstructing Alice Cooper in The Last Temptation (Neil Gaiman/Michael Zulli). In: International Graphic Novel and Comic Conference. Comics: cultures & genres 13-14 April 2010 Manchester Metropolitan University, England.
  • Round, J., 2009. It’s all relative: breaking barriers and binaries in Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon’s Preacher. In: International Conference on Narrative 2009 4-6 June 2009 University of Birmingham, England.
  • Round, J., 2009. Redefining time in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Signal to Noise. In: Timeframes - The 3rd Dundee Comics Conference 28 June 2009 Dundee University, Scotland.
  • Hipple, D. and Round, J., 2008. Naturalising the fantastic: science fiction and the uncanny realism of Heroes. In: ‘Reality, Reliability and Access’: Journeys Across Media 2008 11 April 2008 Reading University, England.
  • Round, J. and Hipple, D., 2008. Naturalising the fantastic: comics archetypes and Heroes. In: ‘Reality, Reliability and Access’: Journeys Across Media 2008 11 April 2008 Reading University, England.
  • Round, J., 2008. Mobility of voice and view in comics: propositions for a new taxonomy. In: Paraliterary Narratives: Reassessing the 'Graphic Novel' 6-7 June 2008 The School of Arts, Northampton University, England.
  • Round, J., 2008. Contrariwise! Breaking rules in Alice in Sunderland. In: The Rules of the Game: Structures, Signs and Play in Word and Image. The Annual Scottish Word & Image Group Conference 5-6 September 2008 Dundee University, Scotland.
  • Round, J., 2007. ‘Can I call you “Mommy”?’ Myths of the female and superheroic in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Black Orchid. In: Debating the Difference: Gender, Representation and Self-Representation: The Annual Scottish Word & Image Group Conference 5-6 September 2007 Dundee University, Scotland.
  • Round, J., 2007. Apocatastasis: redefining tropes of the apocalypse in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Signal to Noise. In: Millennial Fictions 6-7 July 2007 Brunel University, London.

Reports

Grants

  • Digital Reading Network (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Jul 2013). Completed
  • Researching Readers Online (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Feb 2012). Completed

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Research Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • BA (Hons) in English Literature (Cardiff University, 1998)
  • MA in Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing (Cardiff University, 2001)
  • PhD in From Comic Book to Graphic Novel: Writing, Reading (Bristol University, 2006)

Honours

  • M. Thomas Inge Award for Comics Scholarship (Popular Culture Association, 2015)
  • You're Brilliant Award (Students' Union Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • You're Brilliant Award (Students' Union Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Bournemouth University, 2010)

Memberships

  • International Society for the Study of Narrative, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:07 on October 22, 2017.