Margaret Galvan publishes scholarship that analyzes visual media culture within social movements. Many of her essays contain archival research conducted in a dozen of university and grassroots spaces. Click through below to read more about each of her longer pieces of writing. Click here to read more about her book projects and to find out more about her shorter-form scholarship and work in progress, peruse her CV.
- “Of Anthologies and Activism: Building an LGBTQ+ Comics Community,” a chapter in The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader: Critical Openings, Future Directions (University Press of Mississippi), which received honorable mention for the Comics Studies Society’s 2023 Article Prize.
- “Around 1987: Don Melia and HIV/AIDS Comics,” an essay in Comic Velocity: HIV & AIDS in Comics, a catalog for Visual AIDS exhibit curated by Paul Sammut
- “Servants to What Cause: Illustrating Queer Movement Culture through Grassroots Periodicals,” a chapter in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In (University Press of Mississippi)
- “Adjacent Genealogies, Alternate Geographies: The Outliers of Underground Comix & World War 3 Illustrated,” an article in “The Counterpublics of Underground Comics” issue of iNKS 3.1, co-edited and with an introduction by Leah Misemer and myself
- “From Julie Doucet to Gabrielle Bell: Feminist Genealogies of Comics Anthologies,” a chapter in The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself (University Press of Mississippi)
- “‘The Lesbian Norman Rockwell’: Alison Bechdel & Queer Grassroots Networks,” an article in the “Queer about Comics” issue of American Literature, which was awarded the 2017 Crompton-Noll Essay Prize of the GLQ Caucus of the MLA, was named runner-up in the Norman Foerster Prize contest for best essay published annually in American Literature, and received an honorable mention from the Research Society for American Periodicals for their 2018-19 Article Prize.
- “Gender Theory: Femininities and Masculinities,” a chapter in A Companion to Literary Theory (Wiley-Blackwell)
- “Making Space: Jennifer Camper, LGBTQ Anthologies, and Queer Comics Communities,” an article in the “Lesbians and Comics” issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies
- “Archiving Wimmen: Collectives, Networks, & Comix,” an article in the “Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research” issue of Australian Feminist Studies, which was awarded the 2017 Florence Howe Award for feminist scholarship in the field of English by the Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages
- “Thinking through Thea: Alison Bechdel’s Representations of Disability,” a chapter in Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives (Palgrave Macmillan)
- “Archiving Grassroots Comics: The Radicality of Networks & Lesbian Community,” an article in the “Radical Archives” issue of Archive Journal
- “Feminism Underground: The Comics Rhetoric of Lee Marrs and Roberta Gregory,” an article in “The 1970s” issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly
- “From Kitty to Cat: Kitty Pryde and the Phases of Feminism,” a chapter in The Ages of The X-Men (McFarland)