The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form (Google eBook)

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Joyce Goggin, Dan Hassler-Forest
McFarland, Sep 9, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
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These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media. The essays also place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction. By addressing the topic from a wide range of perspectives, the book offers readers a nuanced and comprehensive picture of current scholarship in the subject area.

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A solid book of essays for beginning comics scholars. Despite a couple of dry essays on comic book form, this book is ideal as an introduction to studying comics as a literary critic. The many ... Read full review


Origin Stories
What We Talk About When We Talk About Comics
Out of the Gutter
Men in Tights
Drawing History
About the Contributors
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About the author (2010)

Joyce Goggin teaches literature, film and new media at the University of Amsterdam, where she is currently the acting chair of the English literature. Dan Hassler-Forest teaches media studies and English literature at the University of Amsterdam, where he is currently finishing his dissertation on superheroes in post-9/11 popular culture.

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