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Books and edited collections:

  • The Routledge Companion to Literary Media, ed. Astrid Ensslin, Julia Round and Bronwen Thomas (London: Routledge, 2023). 

  • Readers' Guide to Essential Criticism: Comics and Graphic Novels, by Julia Round, Rikke Platz Cortsen and Maaheen Ahmed (London: Bloomsbury, 2022).

  • Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2019).

  • Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach (Jefferson, CA: McFarland, 2014).

  • Real Lives, Celebrity Stories: Narratives of Ordinary and Extraordinary People Across Media, ed. Bronwen Thomas and Julia Round (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).


Articles and chapters: 

  • Picturing girlhood’, in Sugar, Spice and the Not So Nice, ed. Dona Pursall and Eva Van de Wiele (Belgium: Leuven UP, 2023), pp229-234 (open access, please download from link)

  • ‘The Gothic in comics and children’s literature: an interview with Julia Round’ by Julia Round and Anna Marta Marini, in REDEN 3(2) (Spring 2022): Special issue ‘Conversations on the Gothic in Popular Culture’

  • Misty, Mash-Ups, and the Marginalized in British Girls’ Comics’ in Gothic Mash-Ups, ed. Natalie Neill (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022), pp173-188.

  • ‘“little gothics”: Misty and the “Strange Stories” of British Girls’ Comics’ in Gothic Studies 23.2 (September 2021), pp163-180.

  • ‘From comic to graphic and from book to novel: invisible authors and the quest for literariness’ in The Novel as Network: Forms, Ideas, Commodities, ed. Corinna Norrick-Rühl and Tim Lanzendörfer (London: Palgrave, 2020), pp137-162.

  • ‘Horror Hosts in British Girls’ Comics’ in The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic, ed. Clive Bloom (London: Palgrave, 2020), pp623-642.

  • ‘Gothic and Comics: From The Haunt of Fear to A Haunted Medium’ in Gothic and the Arts, ed. David Punter (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018), pp418-433.

  • 'Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key (2008-2013) - Horror Comics' in Horror: A Companion, ed. Simon Bacon (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019), pp53-60.

  • ‘Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, and Gaspar Saladino's Arkham Asylum (1989)’ in The Gothic: A Reader, ed. Simon Bacon (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018), pp161-168. 

  • ‘Misty, Spellbound and the lost Gothic of British girls’ comics’ in Palgrave Communications 3, Article number: 17037 (2017). doi:10.1057/palcomms.2017.37. Open access, available at

  • ‘The Conferences’ by Chris Murray and Julia Round. In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, ed. Randy Duncan and Matthew Smith (New York: Routledge, 2017), pp246-262.

  • ‘Gothique et bande dessinée, des fantômes entre les cases’, trans. Benoît Glaude. In Le Statut Culturel de la Bande Dessinée: Ambiguïtés et Évolutions/The Cultural Standing of Comics: Ambiguities and Changes, ed. Maaheen Ahmed, Stéphanie Delneste, Jean-Louis Tilleuil (Louvain-la-Neuve: Academia-L'Harmattan, 2017), pp75-96.

  • ‘Moderating reading and readers online’ by Bronwen Thomas and Julia Round. In Language and Literature 25 (3), ed. Daniel Allington and Stephen Pihlaja. Sage Journals. August 2016, pp239-253.

  • ‘Revenant landscapes in The Walking Dead’ in International Journal of Comic Art 17.2, Fall 2015, pp295-208.

  • Children’s responses to heroism in Roald Dahl’s Matilda’ by James Pope and Julia Round.  In Children’s Literature in Education Vol. 46, No. 3. New York: Springer Science+Business Media. 18 October 2014, pp257-277.

  • ‘We share our mother’s health’ in Comic Book Geographies, ed. Jason Dittmer. Media Geography series Vol 4 (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014), pp127-140.

  • ‘The transformations of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor: “Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff”’ in Real Lives, Celebrity Stories: Narratives of Ordinary and Extraordinary People Across Media, ed. Bronwen Thomas and Julia Round (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp95-110.

  • ‘Apocatastasis: Redefining tropes of the apocalypse in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Signal to Noise’ in International Journal of Comic Art 15.2, Fall 2013, pp453-464.

  • ‘Anglo-American comics’ in From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative, ed. Daniel Stein and Jan-Noël Thon. No. 37 in the ‘Narratologia’ series.  (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013), pp325-345.

  • ‘The zombie walk’ in Mythologies Today, ed. Julian McDougall and Peter Bennett (London: Routledge, 2013), pp50-52.  

  • ‘Medium, spirits and embodiment in Voice of the Fire’ in Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition, ed. Matt Green (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013), pp235-252. 

  • ‘The horror of humanity’ in The Walking Dead and Philosophy, ed. Wayne Yuen.  Part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series (Chicago, IL: Open Court Press, 2012), pp155-166. 

  • ‘Fantastic alterities and The Sandman’ in Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres, ed. Jake Jakaitis and James F. Wurtz (Jefferson, CA: McFarland, 2012), pp71-92. 

  • ‘Gothic and the graphic novel’ in A New Companion to the Gothic, ed. David Punter (London: Blackwells, 2012), pp335-349. 

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

  • ‘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. 

  • ‘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. 

  • ‘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. 

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

  • ‘“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 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.

  • ‘‘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, ed. Rachel Jones, Hamid van Koten, Chris Murray and Keith Williams (Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee, 2010), pp1-18. ISBN 1-89983760-4.

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

  • ‘Cryptomimetic tropes in Yoshinori Natsume's Batman: Death Mask’ in Foundation 106, ed. Graham Sleight (Liverpool: Science Fiction Foundation, 2009), pp43-52.  ISSN: 0306-4964258.

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

  • ‘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. 

  • ‘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. 

  • ‘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. 

  • ‘London’s calling: alternate worlds and the city as superhero in contemporary British-American comics’, International Journal of Comic Art 10.1, Spring 2008, pp24-31.

  • ‘Visual perspective and narrative voice in comics: redefining literary terminology’, International Journal of Comic Art 9.2, Fall 2007, pp316-329. 

  • ‘Fragmented identity: the superhero condition’, International Journal of Comic Art 7.2, Fall/Winter 2005, pp358-369.  



  • ‘‘WWWWD: What Would Wonder Woman Do?’ An Interview with Trina Robbins’ by Olivia Hicks and Julia Round. Studies in Comics 7.2, Fall/Winter 2016, pp288-300.

  • Interview with Charlie Adlard. Studies in Comics 4.1, Spring/Summer 2013, pp5-14.

  • Contributor to Icons of the American Comic Book, ed. Randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2013).

  • Interview with Henry Jenkins. Studies in Comics 3.2, Fall/Winter 2012, pp191-202.

  • Contributor to the Blackwells Encyclopaedia of the Gothic, ed. David Punter (Oxford: Blackwells, 2012).

  • Contributor to the Greenwood Encyclopaedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels, ed. M. Keith Booker (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2010).



  • Afterword, Sugar and Spice and the Not so Nice

  • Foreword, The Comics of Karen Berger

  • ‘Obsession in the crime scene: The prose fiction of Warren Ellis.’ To be published in Bad Signals: The Fiction of Warren Ellis, ed. Antonio Venezia and Hallvard Haug. 


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