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Comics as history, comics as literature : roles of the comic book in scholarship, society, and entertainment

Author: Annessa Ann Babic
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one. Few resources currently exist showing the cross-disciplinary aspects of comics, including the use of Wonder Woman during World War II, the development and culture of French comics, and the theories of Locke and Hobbes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annessa Ann Babic
ISBN: 9781611475562 1611475562 9781611478525 1611475570 9781611475579 1611478529
OCLC Number: 856054388
Description: x, 262 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Annessa Ann Babic --
Antiquity and bandes dessinées : schizophrenic nationalism between Atlanticism and Marxism / Henri-Simon Blanc-Hoàng --
Did you learn your strip? : the history of France as comic fad in the 1970s / Guillaume de Syon --
"Ils sont fous ces Gaulois!" : Astérix, Lucky Luke, Freedom Fries, and the love-hate relationship between France and the United States / Annick Pellegrin --
Image and text in service of the nation : historically-themed comic books as civic education in 1980s Mexico / Melanie Huska --
Who is Diana Prince? : The Amazon army nurse of World War II / Peter Lee --
Wonder Woman as patriotic Icon : the Amazon princess for the nation and femininity / Annessa Ann Babic --
Comic containment : no laughing matter / James C. Lethbridge --
Graphic/narrative/history : defining the essential experience(s) of 9/11 / Lynda Goldstein --
Super gay : depictions of homosexuality in mainstream superhero comics / Kara M. Kvaran --
The man in the gray metal suit : Dr. Doom, the Fantastic Four, and the costs of conformity / Micah Rueber --
Seen city : Frank Miller's re-imaging as a cinematic "new real" / Christina Dokou --
The zombie apocalypse : a fictional state of nature? / Faiz Sheikh --
Logicomix and the enunciatory apparatus / Beatrice Skordili.
Other Titles: Roles of the comic book in scholarship, society, and entertainment
Responsibility: edited by Annessa Ann Babic.

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