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A comics studies reader

Author: Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009.
Series: Listen Alaska.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Comics studies reader.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009
(DLC) 2008016893
(OCoLC)271773759
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester
ISBN: 9781617035500 1617035505
OCLC Number: 794669895
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 380 pages) : illustrations
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.
Series Title: Listen Alaska.
Responsibility: edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester.
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"While such critically acclaimed graphic novels as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1986, 1991), Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan (2000), and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (2006) established the artistic legitimacy of Read more...

 
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