Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives

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Mark Berninger,, Jochen Ecke, Gideon Haberkorn, Donald E. Palumbo
McFarland, Apr 6, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 308 pages
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These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism in comics, to the current manga boom.

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Mark Berninger teaches in the department of English at Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. He has published widely on contemporary drama and comics. Jochen Ecke is an accomplished film critic and comic expert. Gideon Haberkorn is in the department of English and Linguistics British Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat in Mainz, Germany. He has published a number of articles on popular culture topics. Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He lives in Greenville. C.W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.

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