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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 13: 0292739532
Total Pages : 271 pages
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Read and Download Frederick Luis Aldama book Multicultural Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMulticultural Comics. This book was released on 2010-09-15 with total page 271 pages. Book excerpt: Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle is the first comprehensive look at comic books by and about race and ethnicity. The thirteen essays tease out for the general reader the nuances of how such multicultural comics skillfully combine visual and verbal elements to tell richly compelling stories that gravitate around issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality within and outside the U.S. comic book industry. Among the explorations of mainstream and independent comic books are discussions of the work of Adrian Tomine, Grant Morrison, and Jessica Abel as well as Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan's The Tomb of Dracula; Native American Anishinaabe-related comics; mixed-media forms such as Kerry James Marshall's comic-book/community performance; DJ Spooky's visual remix of classic film; the role of comics in India; and race in the early Underground Comix movement. The collection includes a "one-stop shop" for multicultural comic book resources, such as archives, websites, and scholarly books. Each of the essays shows in a systematic, clear, and precise way how multicultural comic books work in and of themselves and also how they are interconnected with a worldwide tradition of comic-book storytelling.

Download Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317687167
Total Pages : 286 pages
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Read and Download Carolene Ayaka book Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRepresenting Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels. This book was released on 2014-11-20 with total page 286 pages. Book excerpt: Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don’t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity and other cultural forms from Israel, Romania, North America, South Africa, Germany, Spain, U.S. Latino and Canada and consider the ways in which comics are able to represent multiculturalism through a focus on the formal elements of the medium. Discussion themes include education, countercultures, monstrosity, the quotidian, the notion of the ‘other," anthropomorphism, and colonialism. Taking a truly international perspective, the book brings into dialogue a broad range of comics traditions.

Download Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels PDF

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Publisher : Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
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ISBN 13: 1936700239
Total Pages : 114 pages
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Read and Download Katie Monnin book Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTeaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 114 pages. Book excerpt: "Engage even the youngest readers with Dr. Monnin's standards-based lessons and strategic approach to teaching comics and graphic novels to early readers! Examples from a wide variety of comics and graphic novels—including multicultural models—and recommended reading lists help teachers of grades K-6 seamlessly teach print-text and image literacies together. Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels shows you how to address the unique needs of striving readers, connect reading and writing, teach the necessary terminology, and apply the standards to any graphic novel or comic for emerging through advanced readers. A companion blog, www.teachinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com, offers free downloads, teaching tips, and updates on new comics and graphic novels you can use in your classroom. Tap into the power of comics and graphic novels to engage all learners!"

Download The Routledge Companion to Comics PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317915372
Total Pages : 472 pages
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Read and Download Frank Bramlett book The Routledge Companion to Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Comics. This book was released on 2016-08-05 with total page 472 pages. Book excerpt: This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field. Essays examine: the history of the temporal, geographical, and formal development of comics, including topics like art comics, manga, comix, and the comics code; issues such as authorship, ethics, adaptation, and translating comics connections between comics and other artistic media (drawing, caricature, film) as well as the linkages between comics and other academic fields like linguistics and philosophy; new perspectives on comics genres, from funny animal comics to war comics to romance comics and beyond. The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.

Download Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives PDF

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 3110446839
Total Pages : 644 pages
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Read and Download Sebastian Domsch book Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THandbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives. This book was released on 2021-07-05 with total page 644 pages. Book excerpt: Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.

Download Postcolonial Comics PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 131781410X
Total Pages : 246 pages
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Read and Download Binita Mehta book Postcolonial Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPostcolonial Comics. This book was released on 2015-04-24 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinée texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts. The authors demonstrate that the fields of comic-book production and circulation in various regional histories introduce new postcolonial vocabularies, reconstitute conventional "image-functions" in established social texts and political systems, and present competing narratives of resistance and rights. In this sense, postcolonial comic cultures are of particular significance in the context of a newly global and politically recomposed landscape. This volume introduces a timely intervention within current comic-book-area studies that remain firmly situated within the "U.S.-European and Japanese manga paradigms" and their reading publics. It will be of great interest to a wide variety of disciplines including postcolonial studies, comics-area studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Download The Greatest Comic Book of All Time PDF

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 1137531622
Total Pages : 156 pages
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Read and Download Bart Beaty book The Greatest Comic Book of All Time in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Greatest Comic Book of All Time. This book was released on 2016-04-27 with total page 156 pages. Book excerpt: Bart Beaty and Benjamin Woo work to historicize why it is that certain works or creators have come to define the notion of a "quality comic book," while other works and creators have been left at the fringes of critical analysis.

Download Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1000437108
Total Pages : 190 pages
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Read and Download Sandra Cox book Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIntersectional Feminist Readings of Comics. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 190 pages. Book excerpt: Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics collects several theoretically informed close reading of comics and graphic literature that apply an intersectional feminist lens to the interpretation of several contemporary North American graphic narratives. The essays examine use a range of interpretive lenses drawn from theoretical models used in contemporary aesthetics, media studies, and literary criticism to analyze mainstream figures like DC’s Catwoman and Marvel’s Miss America and Doctor Strange, to contextualize historical and speculative comics by Indigenous American illustrators, and to explicate autography by critically lauded Jewish, queer and female cartoonists. In the first half of the book, the chapters examine ways in which superhero comics and the cinematic and televisual adaptations thereof, reify, revise and reject gender parity, systemic misogyny and heteropatriarchy through visual and textual rhetorics of representation. In the second part of the volume, the chapters look at the ways that feminist interpretive practices illuminate the radical work undertaken by cartoonists from historically marginalized communities in the U.S. and Canada. Across both halves, readers will find applications of longstanding feminist critical traditions, like ecofeminism, as well as new intersectional extrapolations of narratology, autobiographical studies, and visual rhetoric, which have been applied to the selected comics in insightful and innovative ways. This is a lively and varied collection suitable for students and scholars in gender studies, cultural studies, media studies and literary studies.

Download Comics Studies PDF

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN 13: 0813591430
Total Pages : 270 pages
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Read and Download Charles Hatfield book Comics Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComics Studies. This book was released on 2020-08-14 with total page 270 pages. Book excerpt: In the twenty-first century, the field of comics studies has exploded. Scholarship on graphic novels, comic books, comic strips, webcomics, manga, and all forms of comic art has grown at a dizzying pace, with new publications, institutions, and courses springing up everywhere. The field crosses disciplinary and cultural borders and brings together myriad traditions. Comics Studies: A Guidebook offers a rich but concise introduction to this multifaceted field, authored by leading experts in multiple disciplines. It opens diverse entryways to comics studies, including history, form, audiences, genre, and cultural, industrial, and economic contexts. An invaluable one-stop resource for veteran and new comics scholars alike, this guidebook represents the state of the art in contemporary comics scholarship.

Download Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans PDF

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 13: 1604737638
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Read and Download Jeffrey A. Brown book Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBlack Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans. This book was released on 2009-11-12 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: What do the comic book figures Static, Hardware, and Icon all have in common? Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives an answer that goes far beyond “tights and capes,” an answer that lies within the mission Milestone Media, Inc., assumed in comic book culture. Milestone was the brainchild of four young black creators who wanted to part from the mainstream and do their stories their own way. This history of Milestone, a “creator-owned” publishing company, tells how success came to these mavericks in the 1990s and how comics culture was expanded and enriched as fans were captivated by this new genre. Milestone focused on the African American heroes in a town called Dakota. Quite soon these black action comics took a firm position in the controversies of race, gender, and corporate identity in contemporary America. Characters battled supervillains and sometimes even clashed with more widely known superheroes. Front covers of Milestone comics often bore confrontational slogans like “Hardware: A Cog in the Corporate Machine is About to Strip Some Gears.” Milestone's creators aimed for exceptional stories that addressed racial issues without alienating readers. Some competitors, however, accused their comics of not being black enough or of merely marketing Superman in black face. Some felt that the stories were too black, but a large cluster of readers applauded these new superheroes for fostering African American pride and identity. Milestone came to represent an alternative model of black heroism and, for a host of admirers, the ideal of masculinity. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans gives details about the founding of Milestone and reports on the secure niche its work and its image achieved in the marketplace. Tracing the company's history and discussing its creators, their works, and the fans, this book gauges Milestone alongside other black comic book publishers, mainstream publishers, and the history of costumed characters.

Download Keywords for Comics Studies PDF

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13: 1479831964
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Ramzi Fawaz book Keywords for Comics Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKeywords for Comics Studies. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: "Across more than fifty essays, Keywords for Comics Studies provides a rich, interdisciplinary vocabulary for comics and sequential art, and identifies new avenues of research into one of the most popular and diverse visual media of the twentieth and twenty-first century. In an original twist on the NYU Keywords mission, the terms in this volume combine attention to the unique aesthetic practices of a distinct medium, comics, with some of the most fundamental concepts of the humanities broadly. Readers will see how scholars, cultural critics, and comics artists from a range of fields-including media and film studies, queer and feminist theory, and critical race and transgender studies among others-take up sequential art as both an object of analysis and a medium for developing new theories about embodiment, identity, literacy, audience reception, genre, cultural politics and more. To do so, Keywords for Comics Studies presents an array of original and inventive analyses of terms central to the study of comics and sequential art, but traditionally siloed in distinct lexicons: these include creative or aesthetic terms like Ink, Creator, Border, and Panel; conceptual terms like trans*, disability, universe, and fantasy; genre terms, like Zine, Pornography, Superhero, and Manga; and canonical terms like X-Men, Archie, Watchmen and Love and Rockets. Written as much for students and lay readers as professors and experts in the field, Keywords for Comics Studies revivifies the fantasy and magic of reading comics in its kaleidoscopic view of the field's most compelling and imaginative ideas"--

Download The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 0429559305
Total Pages : 572 pages
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Read and Download Frederick Luis Aldama book The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies. This book was released on 2020-07-27 with total page 572 pages. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies is a comprehensive, global, and interdisciplinary examination of the essential relationship between Gender, Sexuality, Comics, and Graphic Novels. A diverse range of international and interdisciplinary scholars take a closer look at how gender and sexuality have been essential in the evolution of comics, and how gender and sexuality in comics demand that we re-frame and re-view comics history. Chapters cover a wide array of intersectional topics including Queer Underground and Alternative comics, Feminist Autobiography, re-drawing disability, Latina testimony, and re-evaluating the critical whiteness and masculinity of superheroes in this first truly global reference text to gender and sexuality in comics. Comics have always been an important place for the radical exploration of feminist and non-binary sexualities and identities, and the growth of non-normative comic book traditions as a field of inquiry makes this an essential text for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers studying Comics Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Literary Studies, and Cultural Studies.

Download Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature PDF

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13: 1501373420
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download James Hodapp book Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGraphic Novels and Comics as World Literature. This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Graphic narratives are one of the world's great art forms, but graphic novels and comics from Europe and the United States dominate scholarly conversations about them. Building upon the little extant scholarship on graphic narratives from the Global South, this collection moves beyond a narrow Western approach to this quickly expanding field. By focusing on texts from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, these essays expand the study of graphic narratives to a global scale. Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature is also interested in how these texts engage with, fit in with, or complicate notions of World Literature. The larger theoretical framework of World Literature is joined with the postcolonial, decolonial, Global South, and similar approaches that argue explicitly or implicitly for the viability of non-Western graphic narratives on their own terms. Ultimately, this collection explores the ways that the unique formal qualities of graphic narratives from the Global South intersect with issues facing the study of international literatures, such as translation, commodification, circulation, Orientalism, and many others.

Download Superhero Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1474226361
Total Pages : 376 pages
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Read and Download Chris Gavaler book Superhero Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSuperhero Comics. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 376 pages. Book excerpt: A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book reveals: ·The history of superhero comics-from mythic influences to 21st century evolutions ·Cultural contexts-from the formative politics of colonialism, eugenics, KKK vigilantism, and WWII fascism to the Cold War's transformative threat of mutually assured destruction to the on-going revolutions in African American and sexual representation ·Key texts-from the earliest pre-Comics-Code Superman and Batman to the latest post-Code Ms. Marvel and Black Panther ·Approaches to visual analysis-from layout norms to narrative structure to styles of abstraction

Download Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives PDF

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13: 1441185232
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Daniel Stein book Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTransnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives. This book was released on 2013-03-28 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: This book brings together an international group of scholars who chart and analyze the ways in which comic book history and new forms of graphic narrative have negotiated the aesthetic, social, political, economic, and cultural interactions that reach across national borders in an increasingly interconnected and globalizing world. Exploring the tendencies of graphic narratives - from popular comic book serials and graphic novels to manga - to cross national and cultural boundaries, Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives addresses a previously marginalized area in comics studies. By placing graphic narratives in the global flow of cultural production and reception, the book investigates controversial representations of transnational politics, examines transnational adaptations of superhero characters, and maps many of the translations and transformations that have come to shape contemporary comics culture on a global scale.

Download Empirical Comics Research PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1351733885
Total Pages : 350 pages
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Read and Download Alexander Dunst book Empirical Comics Research in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEmpirical Comics Research. This book was released on 2018-07-03 with total page 350 pages. Book excerpt: This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the quantitative study of comics, manga, and graphic novels. Individual chapters focus on corpus studies, the potential of crowdsourcing for comics research, annotation and narrative analysis, cognitive processing and reception studies. This volume opens up new perspectives for the study of visual narrative, making it a key reference for anyone interested in the scientific study of art and literature as well as the digital humanities.

Download Refuge in a Moving World PDF

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Publisher : UCL Press
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ISBN 13: 1787353176
Total Pages : 562 pages
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Read and Download Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh book Refuge in a Moving World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRefuge in a Moving World. This book was released on 2020-07-17 with total page 562 pages. Book excerpt: Refuge in a Moving World draws together more than thirty contributions from multiple disciplines and fields of research and practice to discuss different ways of engaging with, and responding to, migration and displacement. The volume combines critical reflections on the complexities of conceptualizing processes and experiences of (forced) migration, with detailed analyses of these experiences in contemporary and historical settings from around the world. Through interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies – including participatory research, poetic and spatial interventions, ethnography, theatre, discourse analysis and visual methods – the volume documents the complexities of refugees’ and migrants’ journeys. This includes a particular focus on how people inhabit and negotiate everyday life in cities, towns, camps and informal settlements across the Middle East and North Africa, Southern and Eastern Africa, and Europe.