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Read and Download Nina Mickwitz book Representing Acts of Violence in Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRepresenting Acts of Violence in Comics. This book was released on 2019-08-19 with total page 196 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines the ways in which individual moments of violence develop, and are presented, in comics and graphic novels. It raises questions about depiction and the act of showing violence, but it also considers the ways in which violence can affect those involved over the long term. The impact of gender on violence, as well as the nature of sexual violence, are both considered here. Contributors discuss the ways in which violent acts can be rendered palatable (for example through humour) but also how they can create enormous trauma and long lasting repercussions for both perpetrators and victims. Together with Contexts of Violence in Comics, it offers a nuanced examination of the ways in which violence in comics is presented in different texts, genres, cultures and contexts.

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Read and Download Ian Hague book Contexts of Violence in Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContexts of Violence in Comics. This book was released on 2019-08-19 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: This book asks the reader to consider the ways in which violence and its representations may be enabled or restricted by the contexts in which they take place. It analyzes how structures and organising principles, be they political, cultural, religious, legal or historical, might encourage, demand or prevent violence. It also deals with the issue of scale: violence in the context of war versus violence in the context of an individual murder. It provides insights into violence in comics in the context of war and peace; ethnic, religious and identity-based violence; as well as the legal and historical contexts of violence. Together with Representing Acts of Violence in Comics, it offers a nuanced examination of the ways in which violence in comics is presented in different texts, genres, cultures and contexts.

Download Key Terms in Comics Studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 3030749746
Total Pages : 391 pages
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Read and Download Erin La Cour book Key Terms in Comics Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKey Terms in Comics Studies. This book was released on 2021 with total page 391 pages. Book excerpt: Key Terms in Comics Studies is a glossary of over 300 terms and critical concepts currently used in the Anglophone academic study of comics, including those from other languages that are currently adopted and used in English. Written by nearly 100 international and contemporary experts from the field, the entries are succinctly defined, exemplified, and referenced. The entries are 250 words or fewer, placed in alphabetical order, and explicitly cross-referenced to others in the book. Key Terms in Comics Studies is an invaluable tool for both students and established researchers alike.

Download Documenting Trauma in Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 3030379981
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Dominic Davies book Documenting Trauma in Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDocumenting Trauma in Comics. This book was released on 2020-05-21 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Why are so many contemporary comics and graphic narratives written as memoirs or documentaries of traumatic events? Is there a specific relationship between the comics form and the documentation and reportage of trauma? How do the interpretive demands made on comics readers shape their relationships with traumatic events? And how does comics’ documentation of traumatic pasts operate across national borders and in different cultural, political, and politicised contexts? The sixteen chapters and three comics included in Documenting Trauma in Comics set out to answer exactly these questions. Drawing on a range of historically and geographically expansive examples, the contributors bring their different perspectives to bear on the tangled and often fraught intersections between trauma studies, comics studies, and theories of documentary practices and processes. The result is a collection that shows how comics is not simply related to trauma, but a generative force that has become central to its remembrance, documentation, and study.

Download Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000404595
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Read and Download Kristy Beers Fägersten book Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: This edited collection explores how the relationship between comic art and feminism has been shaped by global, transnational, and local trends, curating analyses of multinational comic art that encompass themes of gender, sexuality, power, vulnerability, assault, abuse, taboo, and trauma. The chapters illuminate in turn the defining features of the aesthetics, materiality, and thematic content of their source material – often expressed with humorous undertones of self-reflection or social criticism – as well as recurring strategies of visualising and narrating female experiences. Broadening the research perspective of feminist comics to include national comics cultures peripheral to the cultural centers of Anglo-American, Franco-Belgian, and Japanese comics, the anthology explores how the dominant narrative or history of canonical works can be challenged or deconstructed by local histories of comics and feminism and their transnational connections, and how local histories complement or challenge the current understanding of the relationship between feminism and comic art. This is an essential collection for scholars and students in comics studies, women and gender studies, media studies, and literature.

Download Seeing Comics through Art History PDF

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ISBN 13: 3030935078
Total Pages : 348 pages
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Read and Download Maggie Gray book Seeing Comics through Art History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSeeing Comics through Art History. This book was released on 2022-07-19 with total page 348 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores what the methodologies of Art History might offer Comics Studies, in terms of addressing overlooked aspects of aesthetics, form, materiality, perception and visual style. As well as considering what Art History proposes of comic scholarship, including the questioning of some of its deep-rooted categories and procedures, it also appraises what comics and Comics Studies afford and ask of Art History. This book draws together the work of international scholars applying art-historical methodologies to the study of a range of comic strips, books, cartoons, graphic novels and manga, who, as well as being researchers, are also educators, artists, designers, curators, producers, librarians, editors, and writers, with some undertaking practice-based research. Many are trained art historians, but others come from, have migrated into, or straddle other disciplines, such as Comparative Literature, American Literature, Cultural Studies, Visual Studies, and a range of subjects within Art & Design practice.

Download Vertigo Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 100064085X
Total Pages : 174 pages
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Read and Download Isabelle Licari-Guillaume book Vertigo Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TVertigo Comics. This book was released on 2022-08-30 with total page 174 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores the so-called "British Invasion" of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, which played an important role in redefining the mainstream comics industry in the US during the early 1990s. Focusing on British creators within Vertigo, this study traces the evolution of the line from its creation in 1993 to its demise in 2019. Through an approach grounded in cultural history, the book disentangles the imprint’s complex roots, showing how editors channelled the potential of its British writers at a time of deep-seated economic and cultural change within the comics industry, and promoted a sense of cohesion across titles that defied categories. The author also delves into lesser-known aspects of the Invasion, exploring less-canonical periods and creators that are often eclipsed by Vertigo’s early star writers. An innovative contribution on a key element of comic book history, this volume will appeal both to researchers of Vertigo scholarship and to fans of the imprint. It will also be an essential read for those interested in transatlantic collaborations and exchanges in the entertainment industry, processes of cultural legitimation and cultural hierarchies, and to anyone working on the representation of national and social identities.

Download Art History for Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 3031073533
Total Pages : 249 pages
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Read and Download Ian Horton book Art History for Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TArt History for Comics. This book was released on 2022-10-22 with total page 249 pages. Book excerpt: This book looks at comics through the lens of Art History, examining the past influence of art-historical methodologies on comics scholarship to scope how they can be applied to Comics Studies in the present and future. It unearths how early comics scholars deployed art-historical approaches, including stylistic analysis, iconography, Cultural History and the social history of art, and proposes how such methodologies, updated in light of disciplinary developments within Art History, could be usefully adopted in the study of comics today. Through a series of indicative case studies of British and American comics like Eagle, The Mighty Thor, 2000AD, Escape and Heartbreak Hotel, it argues that art-historical methods better address overlooked aspects of visual and material form. Bringing Art History back into the interdisciplinary nexus of comics scholarship raises some fundamental questions about the categories, frameworks and values underlying contemporary Comics Studies.

Download Immigrants and Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1317287673
Total Pages : 248 pages
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Read and Download Nhora Lucía Serrano book Immigrants and Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TImmigrants and Comics. This book was released on 2021-03-10 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: Immigrants and Comics is an interdisciplinary, themed anthology that focuses on how comics have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and the immigrant experience in popular global culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Nhora Lucía Serrano and a diverse group of contributors examine immigrant experience as they navigate new socio-political milieux in cartoons, comics, and graphic novels across cultures and time periods. They interrogate how immigration is portrayed in comics and how the ‘immigrant’ was an indispensable and vital trope to the development of the comics medium in the twentieth century. At the heart of the book‘s interdisciplinary nexus is a critical framework steeped in the ideas of remembrance and commemoration, what Pierre Nora calls lieux de mémoire. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in Visual Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Ethnic Studies, Francophone Studies, American Studies, Hispanic Studies, art history, and museum studies.

Download Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America PDF

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ISBN 13: 1787357546
Total Pages : 236 pages
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Read and Download James Scorer book Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComics Beyond the Page in Latin America. This book was released on 2020-02-17 with total page 236 pages. Book excerpt: Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America is a cutting-edge study of the expanding worlds of Latin American comics. Despite lack of funding and institutional support, not since the mid-twentieth century have comics in the region been so dynamic, so diverse and so engaged with pressing social and cultural issues. Comics are being used as essential tools in debates about, for example, digital cultures, gender identities and political disenfranchisement.

Download Critical Approaches to Horror Comic Books PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000628914
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Read and Download John Darowski book Critical Approaches to Horror Comic Books in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCritical Approaches to Horror Comic Books. This book was released on 2022-08-16 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: This volume explores how horror comic books have negotiated with the social and cultural anxieties framing a specific era and geographical space. Paying attention to academic gaps in comics’ scholarship, these chapters engage with the study of comics from varying interdisciplinary perspectives, such as Marxism; posthumanism; and theories of adaptation, sociology, existentialism, and psychology. Without neglecting the classical era, the book presents case studies ranging from the mainstream comics to the independents, simultaneously offering new critical insights on zones of vacancy within the study of horror comic books while examining a global selection of horror comics from countries such as India (City of Sorrows), France (Zombillénium), Spain (Creepy), Italy (Dylan Dog), and Japan (Tanabe Gou’s Manga Adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft), as well as the United States. One of the first books centered exclusively on close readings of an under-studied field, this collection will have an appeal to scholars and students of horror comics studies, visual rhetoric, philosophy, sociology, media studies, pop culture, and film studies. It will also appeal to anyone interested in comic books in general and to those interested in investigating intricacies of the horror genre.

Download Reframing the Perpetrator in Contemporary Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 3031038533
Total Pages : 215 pages
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Read and Download Dragoș Manea book Reframing the Perpetrator in Contemporary Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReframing the Perpetrator in Contemporary Comics. This book was released on 2022 with total page 215 pages. Book excerpt: This book foregrounds the figure of the perpetrator in a selection of British, American, and Canadian comics and explores questions related to remembrance, justice, and historical debt. Its primary focus is on works that deliberately estrange the figure of the perpetratorthrough fantasy, absurdism, formal ambiguity, or provocative rewritingand thus allow readers to engage anew with the history of genocide, mass murder, and sexual violence. This book is particularly interested in the ethical space such an engagement calls into being: in its ability to allow us to ponder the privilege many of us now enjoy, the gross historical injustices that have secured it, and the debt we owe to people long dead. Dragos Manea is a Lecturer in the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest, Romania, where he teaches contemporary American literature, media studies, cultural memory studies, and perpetrator studies. .

Download Performativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Novel PDF

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ISBN 13: 0429561121
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Read and Download Leigh Anne Howard book Performativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Novel in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPerformativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Novel. This book was released on 2019-09-30 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Performance, Social Construction and the Graphic Narrative draws on performance studies scholarship to understand the social impact of graphic novels and their sociopolitical function. Addressing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, race, war, mental illness, and the environment, the volume encompasses the diversity and variety inherent in the graphic narrative medium. Informed by the scholarship of Dwight Conquergood and his model for performance praxis, this collection of essays makes links between these seemingly disparate areas of study to open new avenues of research for comics and graphic narratives. An international team of authors offer a detailed analysis of new and classical graphic texts from Mexico, India, and Canada as well as the US. Performance, Social Construction and the Graphic Narrative draws on performance studies scholarship to understand the social impact of graphic novels and their sociopolitical function. Addressing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, race, war, mental illness, and the environment, the volume encompasses the diversity and variety inherent in the graphic narrative medium. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of communication, literature, comics studies, performance studies, sociology, languages, English, and gender studies, and anyone with an interest in deepening their acquaintance with and understanding of the potential of graphic narratives.

Download Superheroes and Excess PDF

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ISBN 13: 1351396927
Total Pages : 312 pages
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Read and Download Jamie Brassett book Superheroes and Excess in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSuperheroes and Excess. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: Finding the superhero genre in need of further investigation from philosophical standpoints that value excess as a creative drive, rather than denigrate it as a problem to be resolved, this book opens up discussions that highlight different approaches to ‘the creative excess of being’ as expressed through the genre. While superheroes are an everyday, culturally dominant phenomena, philosophical methods and investigations have a reputation for lofty superiority. Across thirteen chapters, this book facilitates a collision between the superhero genre and the discipline of philosophy, resulting in a voyage of exploration where each illuminates the other. The contributions in this book range from new voices to recognized scholars, offering superhero studies a set of critical interventions that are unusual, conceptually diverse, theoretically grounded and varied in practice. These chapters consider ‘excessive’ traits of superheroes against schools of thought that have attempted to conceptualize and understand excess by analysing texts and figures across a variety of mediums, such as The Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Vision, Logan, Black Panther and Super Hero Girls. With its unique approach to the superhero genre, this book will be an invaluable read for students and scholars working on comic studies, transmedia studies, cultural studies, popular culture, and superhero studies.

Download Precarious Youth in Contemporary Graphic Narratives PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000653862
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Read and Download María Porras Sánchez book Precarious Youth in Contemporary Graphic Narratives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPrecarious Youth in Contemporary Graphic Narratives. This book was released on 2022-09-26 with total page 317 pages. Book excerpt: This volume explores comics as examples of moral outrage in the face of a reality in which precariousness has become an inherent part of young lives. Taking a thematic approach, the chapters devote attention to the expression and representation of precarious subjectivities, as well as to the economic and professional precarity that characterizes comics creation and production. An international team of authors, young and senior systematically examines the representation of precarious youth in graphic fiction and autobiographic comics, superheroes and precarity, market issues and spaces of activism and vulnerability. With this structure, the book offers a global perspective and comprehensive coverage of different aspects of a complex and multifaceted field of knowledge, with a special attention to minorities and liminal subjects. The comics analyzed function as examples of "ethical solicitation" that bear witness of the precarious existence younger generations endure, while at the same time creating images that voice their outrage and might move readers to act. This timely and truly interdisciplinary volume will appeal to comics scholars and researchers in the areas of media and cultural studies, modern languages, education, art and design, communication studies, sociology, medical humanities and more.

Download Destruction, Ethics, and Intergalactic Love PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000750337
Total Pages : 292 pages
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Read and Download Peter Admirand book Destruction, Ethics, and Intergalactic Love in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDestruction, Ethics, and Intergalactic Love. This book was released on 2022-12-30 with total page 292 pages. Book excerpt: Destruction, Ethics, and Intergalactic Love: Exploring Y: The Last Man and Saga offers a creative and accessible exploration of the two comic book series, examining themes like nonviolence; issues of gender and war; heroes and moral failures; forgiveness and seeking justice; and the importance of diversity and religious pluralism. Through close interdisciplinary reading and personal narratives, the author delves into the complex worlds of Y and Saga in search of an ethics, meaning, and a path resonant with real-world struggles. Reading these works side by side, the analysis draws parallels and seeks common themes around the four central ideas of seeking and making meaning in a meaningless world; love and parenting through oppression and grief; peacefulness when surrounded by violence; and the perils and hopes of diversity and communion. This timely and thoughtful study will resonate with scholars and students of comic studies, media and cultural studies, philosophy, theology, literature, psychology, and popular culture studies.

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

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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.