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Beaty, Bart

Works: 23 works in 99 publications in 3 languages and 6,698 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Comic books, strips, etc  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: PN6725, 741.50973
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Most widely held works by Bart Beaty
Fredric Wertham and the critique of mass culture by Bart Beaty ( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Too often remembered solely as the psychiatrist and cultural critic whose testimony in Senate subcommittees sparked the creation of the Comics Code, Fredric Wertham was a far more complex man. Author Bart Beaty traces the evolution of Wertham's attitudes toward popular culture and reassesses his place in the debate about pop culture's effects on youth and society. When The Seduction of the Innocent was published in 1954, Wertham (1895-1981) became instantly known as an authority on child psychology. Although he had published several books before Seduction, its sharp criticism of popular cultur
David Cronenberg's A history of violence by Bart Beaty ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Arguably the most famous and critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg is celebrated equally for his early genre films, like Scanners (1981) and The Fly (1986), and his dark artistic vision in films such as Dead Ringers (1988) and Crash (1996). The 2005 film A History of Violence was a mainstream success that marked Cronenberg's return to the commercial fold of Hollywood after years of independent art house filmmaking. His international reputation grew and his work was honoured with numerous awards and two Oscar nominations. David Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence' - the lead title in the new Canadian Cinema series - presents readers with a lively study of some of the filmmaker's favourite themes: violence, concealment, transformation, sex, and guilt." "Bart Beaty introduces us to Cronenberg's film, situating it in the context of its aesthetic influences, and argues for its uniquely English-Canadian qualities. The author contends that A History of Violence is a nuanced study of masquerade and disguise, a film that thwarts our expectations of film genre as much as it challenges our perception of national geography and cultural mythology. As a contribution to the Canadian Cinema series, the volume also presents readers with an overview of Cronenberg's career, the production history of the film, a discussion of its critical reception, and a filmography." "David Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence' is a book for fans, critics, and cinephiles alike." --Book Jacket
Contexts of Canadian popular culture ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contributors to this third volume of How Canadians communicate focus on the question what does Canadian popular culture have to say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity?
Of comics and men : a cultural history of American comic books by Jean-Paul Gabilliet ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet's Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough preface by translators and comics scholars Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date. The book is organized into three sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues--creation, production, and reception--are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that sheds new light on this versatile art form"--Back cover
Comics versus art by Bart Beaty ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: On the surface, the relationship between comics and the 'high' arts once seemed simple; comic books and strips could be mined for inspiration, but were not themselves considered legitimate art objects. Though this traditional distinction has begun to erode, the worlds of comics and art continue to occupy vastly different social spaces. Comics Versus Art examines the relationship between comics and the most important institutions of the art world; including museums, auction houses, and the art press. Bart Beaty's analysis centers around two questions: why were comics excluded from the history of art for most of the twentieth century, and what does it mean that comics production is now more closely aligned with the art world? Approaching this relationship for the first time through the lens of the sociology of culture, Beaty advances a completely novel approach to the comics form
Critical survey of graphic novels : heroes & superheroes ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroes and superheroes provides insight into more than 130 of the most popular and studied graphic novels. These essays look beyond the pop culture aspects of the medium to show the wide range of literary themes and artistic styles used to convey beliefs and conflicts, some harking back to ancient times. They challenge the researcher to see beyond the panels of a comic book, and show readers how the themes of ancient literary tradition are still alive in the literature of graphic novels
Critical survey of graphic novels : history, theme, and technique ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers in-depth insight into themes and topics related to graphic novels. It provides insight into various aspects of the industry, from craftsmanship such as lettering, inking, and illustration styles, to the production and distribution of graphic novels and the significance and history of comic book conventions
Critical survey of graphic novels : independents and underground classics ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This three volume set covers over 215 well-regarded works of the independent and underground genre of graphic novels, summarizing plots and analyzing the works in terms of their literary integrity and overall contribution to the graphic novel landscape
Critical survey of graphic novels : manga ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides insight into the most popular and studied manga graphic novels. The manga tradition includes josei manga, which targets a mature female audience, shoujo-ai manga, which focuses on the spiritual, sexual, or emotional aspects of relationships, shonen-ai, manga created by female authors that focuses on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships, and kodomo manga, created exclusively for a young audience
Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private investigator John Blacksad puts one of his nine lives on the line in this sizzling story of hot jazz and cold-blooded murder. Writer Juan Díaz Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido join creative forces once again to deliver A Silent Hell, a grim tale of 1950s noir set against the colorful backdrop of New Orleans's fabled music scene. Hired to track down a missing pianist, Blacksad quickly finds himself in the midst of voodoo, drugs, the rollicking atmosphere of Mardi Gras, and the dark underbelly that it hides. In addition to Eisner and Harvey awards, Blacksad and its creators have garnered a lengthy list of international honors, and the graphic albums featuring their feline detective have been translated into over twenty different languages. Now, A Silent Hell hits American shores fresh from its triumphant release in Europe, where it debuted as a best-selling book in France. This edition also includes two never-before-collected Blacksad shorts as well as the complete translation of The Watercolor Story, an extensive art book originally published in France and Spain, filled with preliminary watercolor sketches, with text by illustrator Juanjo Guarnido detailing his meticulous production of the story in this volume
Unpopular culture : transforming the European comic book in the 1990s by Bart Beaty ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Unpopular Culture addresses the transformation of the status of the comic book in Europe since 1990. Increasingly, comic book artists seek to render un-popular a traditionally degraded aspect of popular culture, transforming it through the adoption of values borrowed from the field of 'high art.' The first English-language book to explore these issues, Unpopular Culture represents a challenge to received histories of art and popular culture that downplay significant historical anomalies in favour of more conventional narratives. In tracing the efforts of a large number of artists to disrupt the hegemony of high culture, Bart Beaty raises important questions about cultural value and its place as an important structuring element in contemporary social processes."--BOOK JACKET
Canadian television today by Bart Beaty ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book takes an in-depth look at the formidable challenges facing the Canadian television industry at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The current consensus within the industry alternates between a paternalistic model that promotes national culture and identity, and a laissez-faire approach that calls for a large-scale de regulation of the industry. To better understand why the industry is confronted with this difficult choice, the authors begin by exploring a number of key political decisions that have helped shape the way television is integrated into the Canadian social fabric. First, they consider the complex relationship between the nation, state and culture in the political formation of a sovereign country, and the often delicate balance between culture and polity. Secondly, they look at the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on the regulatory framework and the potential development of international markets and audiences. Thirdly, they examine the nature of the audience and the cultural value of television as a 'mass' medium. Lastly, the technological environment is addressed and the subsequent impact on the cultural value of meaning is considered.; From this careful examination, the authors demonstrate that in order for the Canadian television industry to survive, it must organise itself around new conceptions of multiculturalism, globalization, and technological determinism. The authors thus contend that the industry must embrace a more heterogeneous model of languages, cultures, and viewing strategies, with the ultimate goal of re-imagining the nation by the revitalisation of one of the principal cultural conduits of national identity
How Canadians communicate III contexts of Canadian popular culture by Bart Beaty ( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does Canadian popular culture say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity? This third volume of How Canadians Communicate describes the negotiation of popular culture across terrains where national identity is built by producers and audiences, government and industry, history and geography, ethnicities and citizenships. Canada does indeed have a popular culture distinct from other nations. How Canadians Communicate III gathers the country's most inquisitive experts on Canadian popular culture to prove its thesis
Critical survey of graphic novels heroes and superheroes ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The system of comics by Thierry Groensteen ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This edition of Thierry Groensteen's The System of Comics makes available in English a groundbreaking work on comics by one of the medium's foremost scholars. In this book, originally published in France in 1999, Groensteen explains clearly the subtle, complex workings of the medium and its unique way of combining visual, verbal, spatial, and chronological expressions. The author explores the nineteenth-century pioneer Rodolphe Töpffer, contemporary Japanese creators, George Herriman's Krazy Kat, and modern American autobiographical comics. The System of Comics uses examples from a wide variety of countries including the United States, England, Japan, France, and Argentina. It describes and analyzes the properties and functions of speech and thought balloons, panels, strips, and pages to examine methodically and insightfully the medium's fundamental processes. From this, Groensteen develops his own coherent, overarching theory of comics, a "system" that both builds on existing studies of the "word and image" paradigm and adds innovative approaches of his own. Examining both meaning and appreciation, the book provides a wealth of ideas that will challenge the way scholars approach the study of comics. By emphasizing not simply "storytelling techniques" but also the qualities of the printed page and the reader's engagement, the book's approach is broadly applicable to all forms of interpreting this evolving art. Thierry Groensteen is a comics scholar and translator in Brussels, Belgium. He is the author of La bande dessinée: Une littérature graphique and La construction de la cage, among other books. Bart Beaty is associate professor of communication and culture at the University of Calgary. Nick Nguyen is an archivist at Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario
How should I know? by Nicolas Robel ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroes & superheroes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good expectations : adaptation and middlebrow literacy by Bart Beaty ( )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All our innocences : Fredric Wertham, mass culture and the rise of the media effects paradigm, 1940-1972 by Bart Beaty ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Komiks kontra sztuka by Bart Beaty ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Beaty, Bart H.
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