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A comics studies reader

Author: Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Offers the best of the new comics scholarship in nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of such comics forms as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester
ISBN: 9781604731088 1604731087 9781604731095 1604731095
OCLC Number: 271773759
Description: xv, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Why are comics still in search of cultural legitimization? / Thierry Groensteen --
Rodolphe Töpffer's aesthetic revolution / David Kunzle --
How comics came to be : through the juncture of word and image from magazine gag cartoons to newspaper strips, tools for critical appreciation plus rare seldom witnessed historical facts / Robert C. Harvey --
The "vulgar" comic strip / Gilbert Seldes --
Excerpt from Seduction of the innocent / Fredric Wertham --
William Gaines and the battle over EC Comics / Amy Kiste Nyberg --
The comics debates internationally / John A. Lent --
The definition of the superhero / Peter Coogan --
Two boys from the Twin Cities / M. Thomas Inge --
Caricature / David Carrier --
Beyond comparison / W.J.T. Mitchell --
The impossible definition / Thierry Groensteen --
An art of tensions / Charles Hatfield --
The arrow and the grid / Joseph Witek --
The construction of space in comics / Pascal Lefèvre --
The acoustics of Manga / Robert S. Petersen --
Ally Sloper : the first comics superstar? / Roger Sabin --
Jackie and the problem of romance / Martin Barker --
Home loving and without vices / Anne Rubenstein --
Autobiography as authenticity / Bart Beaty --
Manga versus Kibyōshi / Adam L. Kern --
Beyond Shoujo, blending gender / Fusami Ogi --
The innocents march into history / Ariel Dorfman --
The garden in the machine / Thomas Andrae --
An examination of "Master Race" / John Benson, David Kasakove, Art Spiegelman --
The comics of Chris Ware / Gene Kannenberg, Jr. --
Transcending comics : crossing the boundaries of the medium / Annalisa Di Liddo --
History and graphic representation in Maus / Hillary Chute.
Responsibility: edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester.
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