Julia Round

Dr Julia Round

  • Associate Professor of English and Comics Studies
  • Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Westling, C., 2023. Immersive Theatre and Live Cinema: An aesthetic of the in-between. In: Thomas, B., Round, J. and Ensslin, A., eds. Routledge Companion to Literary Media, Pt 4: Audiences, Engagment and Environments. Routledge.
  • Frost, S., 2023. Readers, Markets and a Packet of Literary Media, please – efferent readers and their ordering of a new economics. In: Ensslin, A., Round, J. and Thomas, B., eds. Routledge Companion to Literary Media. Routledge.
  • Round, J., 2022. Misty, Mash-Ups and the Marginalized in British Girls' Comics. In: Neill, N., ed. Gothic Mash-Ups. Lexington.
  • Round, J., 2020. From comic to graphic and from book to novel: Sandman’s invisible authors and the quest for literariness. In: Lanzendorfer, T. and Norrick-Ruhl, C., eds. The Novel as Network: Forms, Ideas, Commodities,. Palgrave.
  • Round, J., 2020. Horror Hosts in British Girls’ Comics. In: Bloom, C., ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic. Palgrave.
  • Round, J., 2019. Gothic and Comics: From The Haunt of Fear to a Haunted Medium. In: Punter, D., ed. Edinburgh Companion to Gothic and the Arts. Edinburgh University Press, 418-433.
  • Round, J., 2019. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key (2008-2013). Horror: A Companion. 53-59.
  • Round, J., 2019. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key (2008-2013) - Horror Comics. In: Bacon, S., ed. Horror: A Companion. Peter Lang, 53-60.
  • Round, J., 2018. Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, and Gaspar Saladino's Arkham Asylum (1989). The Gothic. 161-168.
  • Round, J., 2018. Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, and Gaspar Saladino’s arkham asylum (1989). The Gothic: A Reader. 161-168.
  • Round, J. and Murray, C., 2017. INTRODUCTION. 3-5.
  • 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: Thomas, B.R., ed. Real Lives Celebrity Stories. Bloomsbury.
  • Lilleker, D., 2014. Autobiography and Political Marketing: Narrative and the Obama Brand. Real Lives, Celebrity Stories. Bloomsbury.
  • Round, J., 2013. We share our mothers’ health: temporality and the gothic in comic-book landscapes. Comic Book Geographies. x.
  • 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. The Zombie Walk. In: McDougall, J. and Bennett, P., eds. Mythologies Today. Routledge.
  • 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. Gothic and the graphic novel. In: Punter, D., ed. A New Companion to the Gothic. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 335-349.
  • 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., 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. 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., 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. “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. 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. 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., 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. Canon or Common? Sandman, aesthetics and literariness (Keynote address). In: ComFor 1-3 December 2017 Bonn, Germany.
  • Thomas, B., 2017. Moderating Readers and Reading Online. In: Internet Rules! Association of Internet Researchers Conference 5-8 October 2016 Berlin, Germany.
  • Round, J., 2017. Spaces of Horror in Locke and Key. In: Comics Forum 21-22 September 2017 Leeds.
  • Round, J. and Murray, C., 2017. The conferences. , 246-261.
  • 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. To form part of future book.
  • Round, J., 2016. Sandman, Aesthetics and Canonisation. In: Novel-Seeming-Goods 23-24 September 2016 Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Proposed edited collection in 2017.
  • Round, J. and Thomas, B., 2016. Moderating readers and readers online. In: Digital Reading Network 19 June 2014 EBC, Bournemouth University. Published in Language and Literature, 25 (3).
  • Round, J., 2016. Letters Pages in Comics. In: Comic Arts Conference 21-24 July 2016 San Diego, California. Part of future book.
  • 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. To be published in Studies in Comics 2017, 8 (2).
  • Round, J., 2016. Embedded Meta/Fictions in DC Comics. In: Popular Culture Association Conference 22-25 March 2016 Seattle, USA. Already published as part of my book Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels.
  • 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. International Journal of Comic Art.
  • 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. Children's Literature in Education: an international quarterly, 46 (3) 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. Part of my book Gothic in Graphic Novels and Comics.
  • 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. Some material published as part of my book Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels. Complete article translated into French and published 2017..
  • Round, J., 2013. Adapting Real Life in Harvey Pekar's American Splendor. In: thomas, B., ed. Adventures in Textuality 3-4 April 2013 Unversity of Sunderland. Published in edited collection Real Lives, Celebrity Stories.
  • 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. Research formed part of article for Language and Literature journal in 2016.
  • 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., 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., 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.
  • 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., 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. 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.
  • 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., 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. 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.
  • 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.

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

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Publication of short comics story 'Borrowed Time' in SECTOR 13 fanzine (01 Jan 2020)
  • Comics Jam: Preserving British Comics (02 Nov 2019)
  • Publication of feature article 'Horror Hosts in British Comics' in mainstream comics journalism magazine (01 Jan 2019)
  • Publication of feature article in mainstream comics journalism magazine (01 Oct 2018)
  • Publication of short comics story 'The Haunting of Julia Round' in comics anthoogy RETRO (25 Jun 2018)
  • The Horrible Hidden History of British Comics (16 Jun 2018)
  • Women in Comics Day at Dundee Literary Festival (18 Oct 2017)
  • Interview for feature on 'A Mist Opportunity' on British Comics in 2000AD (01 Jan 2017)
  • Publication of short comics story 'Doll Parts' in the anthology WILMA (01 Oct 2016)
  • Comics 101: A Public Talk (30 Aug 2014)

Qualifications

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

Honours

  • Best Book on Comics (Broken Frontier http://www.brokenfrontier.com/broken-frontier-awards-2019-announcing-winners/, 2019)
  • You're Brilliant Award (Students' Union Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • M. Thomas Inge Award for Comics Scholarship (Popular Culture Association, 2015)
  • You're Brilliant Award (Students' Union Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Bournemouth University, 2010)

Memberships

  • Comics Studies Society, Member (2017-),
  • MeCCSA, Member (2010-),
  • International Society for the Study of Narrative, Member,

External Media and Press

Broadcast Interview

  • BBC News Worldwide, Marvel Comics, Unknown, , 05 Oct 2015