The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form

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Joyce Goggin, Dan Hassler-Forest
McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
Origin Stories
5
What We Talk About When We Talk About Comics
55
Out of the Gutter
103
Men in Tights
129
Drawing History
165
About the Contributors
223
Works Cited
227
Index
237
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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 is an assistant professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University. He has published books and articles on superhero movies, comics, transmedia storytelling, adaptation studies, critical theory and zombies.

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