skip to content
Comics and the U.S. South Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Comics and the U.S. South

Author: Brannon Costello; Qiana J Whitted
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Comics and the U.S. South offers an extensive and long-overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and web comics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small towns, and cities of the U.S. South, this collection critically  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brannon Costello; Qiana J Whitted
ISBN: 9781617030185 161703018X 9781617030192 1617030198 9781617039454 1617039454
OCLC Number: 719863496
Description: xvi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The South in the national imagination. Li'l Abner, Snuffy, and friends : the Appalachian South in the American comic strip / M. Thomas Inge --
Bumbazine, blackness, and the myth of the redemptive South in Walt Kelly's Pogo / Brian Cremins --
Southern super-patriots and United States nationalism : race, region, and nation in Captain America / Brannon Costello --
"The southern thing" : Doug Marlette, identity consciousness, and the commodification of the South / Christopher Whitby --
II. Emancipation and civil rights resistance. Drawing the unspeakable : Kyle Baker's slave narrative / Conseula Francis --
"Black and white and read all over" : representing race in Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece's Incognegro, a graphic mystery / Tim Caron --
Everybody's graphic protest novel : Stuck rubber baby and the anxieties of racial difference / Gary Richards --
III. The horrors of the South. Of slaves and other swamp things : black southern history as comic book horror / Qiana J. Whitted --
Crooked Appalachia : the laughter of the Melungeon witches in Mike Mignola's Hellboy: The crooked man / Joseph Michael Sommers --
Meat fiction and burning western light : the South in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher / Nicolas Labarre --
IV. Revisualizing stories, rereading images. A visitation of narratives : dialogue and comics in Randall Kenan's A visitation of spirits / Alison Mandaville --
A re-vision of the record : the demands of reading Josh Neufeld's A.D.: New Orleans after the deluge / Anthony Dyer Hoefer.
Responsibility: edited by Brannon Costello and Qiana J. Whitted.

Abstract:

"Comics and the U.S. South offers an extensive and long-overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and web comics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small towns, and cities of the U.S. South, this collection critically examines the pulp genres associated with mainstream comic books alongside independent and alternative comics. Some essays seek to discover what Captain America can reveal about southern regionalism and how slave narratives can help us reread Swamp Thing; others examine how creators such as Walt Kelly (Pogo), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge) draw upon the unique formal properties of the comics to question and revise familiar narratives of race, class, and sexuality; and another considers how southern writer Randall Kenan adapted elements of comics form to prose fiction. With essays from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Comics and the U.S. South contributes to and also productively reorients the most significant and compelling conversations in both comics scholarship and in southern studies."--Page 4 of cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/719863496> # Comics and the U.S. South
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "719863496" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/895022719#Place/jackson> ; # Jackson
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/msu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1244550> ; # Southern States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/895022719#Place/southern_states> ; # Southern States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/895022719#Topic/comic_books_strips_etc_history_and_criticism> ; # Comic books, strips, etc.--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/741.5973/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999953> ; # Literature
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1086506> ; # Race in literature
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/869145> ; # Comic books, strips, etc
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/4379680> ; # Brannon Costello
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/19625634> ; # Qiana J. Whitted
    schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "I. The South in the national imagination. Li'l Abner, Snuffy, and friends : the Appalachian South in the American comic strip / M. Thomas Inge -- Bumbazine, blackness, and the myth of the redemptive South in Walt Kelly's Pogo / Brian Cremins -- Southern super-patriots and United States nationalism : race, region, and nation in Captain America / Brannon Costello -- "The southern thing" : Doug Marlette, identity consciousness, and the commodification of the South / Christopher Whitby -- II. Emancipation and civil rights resistance. Drawing the unspeakable : Kyle Baker's slave narrative / Conseula Francis -- "Black and white and read all over" : representing race in Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece's Incognegro, a graphic mystery / Tim Caron -- Everybody's graphic protest novel : Stuck rubber baby and the anxieties of racial difference / Gary Richards -- III. The horrors of the South. Of slaves and other swamp things : black southern history as comic book horror / Qiana J. Whitted -- Crooked Appalachia : the laughter of the Melungeon witches in Mike Mignola's Hellboy: The crooked man / Joseph Michael Sommers -- Meat fiction and burning western light : the South in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher / Nicolas Labarre -- IV. Revisualizing stories, rereading images. A visitation of narratives : dialogue and comics in Randall Kenan's A visitation of spirits / Alison Mandaville -- A re-vision of the record : the demands of reading Josh Neufeld's A.D.: New Orleans after the deluge / Anthony Dyer Hoefer."@en ;
    schema:description ""Comics and the U.S. South offers an extensive and long-overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and web comics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small towns, and cities of the U.S. South, this collection critically examines the pulp genres associated with mainstream comic books alongside independent and alternative comics. Some essays seek to discover what Captain America can reveal about southern regionalism and how slave narratives can help us reread Swamp Thing; others examine how creators such as Walt Kelly (Pogo), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge) draw upon the unique formal properties of the comics to question and revise familiar narratives of race, class, and sexuality; and another considers how southern writer Randall Kenan adapted elements of comics form to prose fiction. With essays from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Comics and the U.S. South contributes to and also productively reorients the most significant and compelling conversations in both comics scholarship and in southern studies."--Page 4 of cover."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/895022719> ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Comics and the U.S. South"@en ;
    schema:productID "719863496" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/719863496#PublicationEvent/jackson_university_press_of_mississippi_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/895022719#Agent/university_press_of_mississippi> ; # University Press of Mississippi
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10521470> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617030192> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617030185> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617039454> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/719863496> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/895022719#Agent/university_press_of_mississippi> # University Press of Mississippi
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University Press of Mississippi" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/895022719#Place/southern_states> # Southern States
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Southern States" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/895022719#Topic/comic_books_strips_etc_history_and_criticism> # Comic books, strips, etc.--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Comic books, strips, etc.--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1086506> # Race in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Race in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1244550> # Southern States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Southern States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/869145> # Comic books, strips, etc
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Comic books, strips, etc"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/999953> # Literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Literature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/19625634> # Qiana J. Whitted
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1974" ;
    schema:familyName "Whitted" ;
    schema:givenName "Qiana J." ;
    schema:name "Qiana J. Whitted" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/4379680> # Brannon Costello
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1975" ;
    schema:familyName "Costello" ;
    schema:givenName "Brannon" ;
    schema:name "Brannon Costello" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617030185>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "161703018X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781617030185" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617030192>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1617030198" ;
    schema:isbn "9781617030192" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617039454>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1617039454" ;
    schema:isbn "9781617039454" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.