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ISBN 13: 1351054481
Total Pages : 274 pages
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Read and Download Dominic Davies book Urban Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUrban Comics. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives makes an important and timely contribution both to comics studies and urban studies, offering a decolonisation and reconfiguration of both of these already interdisciplinary fields. With chapter-length discussions of comics from cities such as Cairo, Cape Town, New Orleans, Delhi and Beirut, this book shows how artistic collectives and urban social movements working across the global South are producing some of the most exciting and formally innovative graphic narratives of the contemporary moment. Throughout, the author reads an expansive range of graphic narratives through the vocabulary of urban studies to argue that these formal innovations should be thought of as a kind of infrastructure. This ‘infrastructural form’ allows urban comics to reveal that the built environments of our cities are not static, banal, or depoliticised, but rather highly charged material spaces that allow some forms of social life to exist while also prohibiting others. Built from a formal infrastructure of grids, gutters and panels, and capable of volumetric, multi-scalar perspectives, this book shows how urban comics are able to represent, repair and even rebuild contemporary global cities toward more socially just and sustainable ends. Operating at the intersection of comics studies and urban studies, and offering large global surveys alongside close textual and visual analyses, this book explores and opens up the fascinating relationship between comics and graphic narratives, on the one hand, and cities and urban spaces, on the other.

Download Comics as a Research Practice PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000396088
Total Pages : 190 pages
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Read and Download Giada Peterle book Comics as a Research Practice in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComics as a Research Practice. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 190 pages. Book excerpt: This book proposes a novel creative research practice in geography based on comics. It presents a transdisciplinary approach that uses a set of qualitative visual methods and extends from within the geohumanities across literary spatial studies, comics, urban studies, mobility studies, and beyond. Written by a geographer-cartoonist, the book focuses on ‘narrative geographies’ and embraces a geocritical and relational approach to examine comic book geographies in pursuit of a growing interest in creative, art-based experimental methods in the geohumanities. It explores comics-based research through interconnections between art and geography and through theoretical and methodological contributions from scholars working in the fields of the social sciences, humanities, literary geographies, mobilities, comics, literary studies, and urban studies, as well as from visual artists, comics authors, and art practitioners. Comics are valuable objects of geographical interest because of their spatial grammar. They are also a language particularly suited to geographical analysis, and the ‘geoGraphic novel’ offers a practice of research that has the power to assemble and disassemble new spatial meanings. The book thus explores how the ‘geoGraphic novel’ as a verbo-visual genre allows the study of geographical issues, composes geocentred stories, engages wider and non-specialist audiences, promotes geo-artistic collaboration, and works as a narrative intervention in urban contexts. Through a practice-based approach and the internal perspective of a geographer-cartoonist, the book provides examples of how geoGraphic fieldwork is conducted and offers analysis of the processes of ideation, composition, and dissemination of geoGraphic narratives.

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ISBN 13: 1438487509
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Benjamin Fraser book Barcelona, City of Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBarcelona, City of Comics. This book was released on 2022-02-01 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe’s most notable global cities.

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ISBN 13: 1496825055
Total Pages : 302 pages
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Read and Download Benjamin Fraser book Visible Cities, Global Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TVisible Cities, Global Comics. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 302 pages. Book excerpt: More and more people are noticing links between urban geography and the spaces within the layout of panels on the comics page. Benjamin Fraser explores the representation of the city in a range of comics from across the globe. Comics address the city as an idea, a historical fact, a social construction, a material-built environment, a shared space forged from the collective imagination, or as a social arena navigated according to personal desire. Accordingly, Fraser brings insights from urban theory to bear on specific comics. The works selected comprise a variety of international, alternative, and independent small-press comics artists, from engravings and early comics to single-panel work, graphic novels, manga, and trading cards, by artists such as Will Eisner, Tsutomu Nihei, Hariton Pushwagner, Julie Doucet, Frans Masereel, and Chris Ware. In the first monograph on this subject, Fraser touches on many themes of modern urban life: activism, alienation, consumerism, flânerie, gentrification, the mystery story, science fiction, sexual orientation, and working-class labor. He leads readers to images of such cities as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Lyon, Madrid, Montevideo, Montreal, New York, Oslo, Paris, São Paolo, and Tokyo. Through close readings, each chapter introduces readers to specific comics artists and works and investigates a range of topics related to the medium’s spatial form, stylistic variation, and cultural prominence. Mainly, Fraser mixes interest in urbanism and architecture with the creative strategies that comics artists employ to bring their urban images to life.

Download The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies PDF

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13: 1000605620
Total Pages : 514 pages
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Read and Download Lieven Ameel book The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies. This book was released on 2022-08-10 with total page 514 pages. Book excerpt: Over the past decades, the growing interest in the study of literature of the city has led to the development of literary urban studies as a discipline in its own right. The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides a methodical overview of the fundamentals of this developing discipline and a detailed outline of new directions in the field. It consists of 33 newly commissioned chapters that provide an outline of contemporary literary urban studies. The Companion covers all of the main theoretical approaches as well as key literary genres, with case studies covering a range of different geographical, cultural, and historical settings. The final chapters provide a window into new debates in the field. The three focal issues are key concepts and genres of literary urban studies; a reassessment and critique of classical urban studies theories and the canon of literary capitals; and methods for the analysis of cities in literature. The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides the reader with practical insights into the methods and approaches that can be applied to the city in literature and serves as an important reference work for upper-level students and researchers working on city literature.

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 The Art of Pere Joan PDF

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ISBN 13: 1477318127
Total Pages : 328 pages
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Read and Download Benjamin Fraser book The Art of Pere Joan in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Art of Pere Joan. This book was released on 2019-04-22 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: Born in Mallorca, Pere Joan Riera (known professionally as Pere Joan) thrived in the underground comics world, beginning in the mid-1970s with the self-published collections Baladas Urbanas and MuŽrdago, both of which were released almost immediately after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco and Spain's transition to democracy. The first monograph in English on a comics artist from the Spain, The Art of Pere Joan takes a topographical approach to reading comics, applying theories of cultural and urban geography to Pere Joan’s treament of space and landscape in his singular body of work. Balancing this goal with an exploration of specific works by Pere Joan, Benjamin Fraser demonstrates that looking at the thematic, structural, and aesthetic originality of the artist's landscape-driven work can help us begin to newly understand the representational properties of comics as a spatial medium. This in-depth examination reveals the resonance between the cultural landscapes of Mallorca and Pere Joan's metaphorical approach to both rural and urban environments in comics that weave emotional, ecological, and artistic strands in revolutionary ways.

Download Street Scenes PDF

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 13: 0816645213
Total Pages : 273 pages
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Read and Download Esther Romeyn book Street Scenes in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStreet Scenes. This book was released on 2008 with total page 273 pages. Book excerpt: 'Street Scenes' focuses on the intersection of modern city life and stage performance. From street life and slumming to vaudeville and early cinema, to Yiddish theatre and blackface comedy, Romeyn discloses racial comedy, passing, and masquerade as gestures of cultural translation.

Download Asian Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1626742944
Total Pages : 356 pages
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Read and Download John A. Lent book Asian Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAsian Comics. This book was released on 2015-01-05 with total page 356 pages. Book excerpt: Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the myth that, outside of Japan, the continent is nearly devoid of comic strips and comic books. Relying on his fifty years of Asian mass communication and comic art research, during which he traveled to Asia at least seventy-eight times and visited many studios and workplaces, John A. Lent shows that nearly every country had a golden age of cartooning and has experienced a recent rejuvenation of the art form. As only Japanese comics output has received close and by now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the story of the major comics creators outside of Japan. Lent covers the nations and regions of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Organized by regions of East, Southeast, and South Asia, Asian Comics provides 178 black-and-white illustrations and detailed information on comics of sixteen countries and regions—their histories, key creators, characters, contemporary status, problems, trends, and issues. One chapter harkens back to predecessors of comics in Asia, describing scrolls, paintings, books, and puppetry with humorous tinges, primarily in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. The first overview of Asian comic books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), graphic novels, newspaper comic strips and gag panels, plus cartoon/humor magazines, Asian Comics brims with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and interview quotes from many pioneering masters, as well as younger artists.

Download Documenting Trauma in Comics PDF

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13: 3030379981
Total Pages : 345 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 345 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 The Expanding Art of Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1496813707
Total Pages : 258 pages
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Read and Download Thierry Groensteen book The Expanding Art of Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Expanding Art of Comics. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 258 pages. Book excerpt: In The Expanding Art of Comics: Ten Modern Masterpieces, prominent scholar Thierry Groensteen offers a distinct perspective on important evolutions in comics since the 1960s through close readings of ten seminal works. He covers over half a century of comics production, sampling a single work from the sixties (Ballad of the Salt Sea by Hugo Pratt), seventies (The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius by Moebius), eighties (Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons), and nineties (Epileptic by David B.). Then this remarkable critic, scholar, and author of The System of Comics and Comics and Narration delves into recent masterpieces, such as Building Stories by Chris Ware. Each of these books created an opening, achieved a breakthrough, offered a new narrative model, or took up an emerging tendency and perfected it. Groensteen recaptures the impact with which these works, each in its own way, broke with what had gone before. He regards comics as an expanding art, not only because groundbreaking works such as these are increasing in number, but also because it is an art that has only gradually become aware of its considerable potential and is unceasingly opening up new expressive terrain.

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ISBN 13: 1351051849
Total Pages : 216 pages
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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 A Concise Dictionary of Comics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1496838084
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Read and Download Nancy Pedri book A Concise Dictionary of Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Concise Dictionary of Comics. This book was released on 2022-03-08 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Written in straightforward, jargon-free language, A Concise Dictionary of Comics guides students, researchers, readers, and educators of all ages and at all levels of comics expertise. It provides them with a dictionary that doubles as a compendium of comics scholarship. A Concise Dictionary of Comics provides clear and informative definitions for each term. It includes twenty-five witty illustrations and pairs most defined terms with references to books, articles, book chapters, and other relevant critical sources. All references are dated and listed in an extensive, up-to-date bibliography of comics scholarship. Each term is also categorized according to type in an index of thematic groupings. This organization serves as a pedagogical aid for teachers and students learning about a specific facet of comics studies and as a research tool for scholars who are unfamiliar with a particular term but know what category it falls into. These features make A Concise Dictionary of Comics especially useful for critics, students, teachers, and researchers, and a vital reference to anyone else who wants to learn more about comics.

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.

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ISBN 13: 1351051768
Total Pages : 196 pages
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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.

Download Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida PDF

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ISBN 13: 1611476313
Total Pages : 396 pages
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Read and Download William J. Nichols book Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TToward a Cultural Archive of la Movida. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 396 pages. Book excerpt: Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida revisits the cultural and social milieu in which laMovida, an explosion of artistic production in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Spain, was articulated discursively, aesthetically, socially, and politically. Of interest to both researchers and academics interested in Spanish culture and the processes of political and cultural transition from dictatorship and democracy through the cultural phenomenon known as la Movida, this book offers an expanded critical approach to the study of contemporary Spanish cultural studies.

Download The Lent Comic Art Classification System PDF

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 13: 1365822745
Total Pages : 146 pages
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Read and Download John A. Lent book The Lent Comic Art Classification System in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Lent Comic Art Classification System. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 146 pages. Book excerpt: A worldwide classification system of comic art, including comic books, comic strips, animation, caricature, political & editorial cartoons, and gag cartoons based on John A. Lent's pioneering bibliographic work. Created in honor of Lent's 80th birthday.