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The Oxford handbook of comic book studies

Frederick Luis Aldama (Editor)
The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies examines the history and evolution of the visual narrative genre from a global perspective. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds
Print Book, English, 2020
Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2020
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xxiii, 717 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
9780190917944, 0190917946
Section 1: What is a Comic?What Kind of Studies Are Comics Studies?Why There Is No "Language of Comics"In Box: Rethinking Text in the Digital AgeWhat Else is a Comic? Between Bayeux and BeanoReading Spaces: The Politics of Page LayoutComics as ArtThe Cartoon on the Comics Page: A PhenomenologyAll By Myself: Single-Panel Comics and the Question of GenreDrawing, Redrawing, and Undrawing Section 2: Comics as Social Commentary and Response to Sociopolitical RealitiesBakhtinian Laughter and Recent Political Editorial CartoonsColumbia and the Editorial Cartoon Efficacy of Social Commentary through CartooningRadical Graphics: Australian Second Phase Comics Self-Regulation and Auto-Censorship of Comics Creators in the Communist Eastern Bloc"This is Who I Am": Hybridity and Materiality in Comics MemoirAuto/biographics and Graphic Histories Made for the Classroom: Logicomix and Abina and the Important MenAmbiguity in Parallel: Visualizing History in Boxers & Saints Section 3: Key Issues in ComicsIrony, Ethics, and Lyric Narrative in Miriam Engelberg's Cancer Made Me a Shallower PersonAnimals in Graphic NarrativeA Diversionary Art in Le Piano Oriental by Zeina AbirachedDisco, Derby, and Drag: The Queer Politics of Marvel's Dazzler The Replacements: Ethnicity, Gender and Legacy Heroes in Marvel ComicsA Diversionary Art in Le Piano Oriental by Zeina AbirachedHammer in Hand: Feminist Community Building in Jason Aaron's ThorWhen Feminism Went to Market: Issues in Feminist Comics Anthologies in the 1980s & 90sChildren in Comics: Between Education and Entertainment, Conformity and Agency"I'm not a kid; I'm a shark!": Identity Fluidity in Noelle Stevenson's Young Adult Graphic NovelsSection 4: Comic Book TranscreationsForgetting at the intersection of Comics and the Multimodal Novel: James Sie's Still Life Las Vegas My Favorite Thing is Monsters: The Socially Engaged Graphic Novel as a Platform for Intersectional FeminismPaper or Plastic?: Mapping the Transmedial Intersections of Comics and Action FiguresTransformative Architectures in Postcolonial Hong Kong ComicsAdaptation and Racial Representation in DellGold Key TV Tie-insCandy and Drugs for Dinner: Rat Queens, Genre, and Our Aesthetic CategoriesNon-Compliants, Brimpers, and She-Romps: Bitch Planet, Sex Criminals and Their PublicsLiterary Adaptations in Comics and Graphic NovelsSection 5: Comic Book Studies Yesterday, Today & TomorrowComic Studies in America: The Making of a Field of Scholarship?Next Issue: Anticipation and Promise in Comics StudiesComics Studies as InterdisciplineComics Studies as Practitioner-Scholar