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Tabachnick, Stephen E. (Hg.): The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel. (Cambridge Companions to Literature.) Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017. (228 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-107-10879-0
BibTeX citation key: Tabachnick2017
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Keywords: Aufsatzsammlung, Einführung, Format
Creators: Tabachnick
Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (Cambridge [etc.])
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Since the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students alike.
  • Offers a comprehensive view of the international graphic novel, including techniques, history, genres and outstanding works, helping university students and teachers as well as interested general readers understand this new area of study better
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of the subjects it covers, helping university teachers in particular to present this subject if they are familiar or even unfamiliar with it
  • Brings many of the top scholars in the field together, offering a very authoritative view of the subject that will convince readers of its importance

Table of Contents

List of Figures (vii)
List of Contributors (ix)
Chronology (x)

Introduction (1)

1. Randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith: How the Graphic Novel Works (8)
2. Stephen E. Tabachnick: From Comics to the Graphic Novel: William Hogarth to Will Eisner (26)
3. Stephen Weiner: The Development of the American Graphic Novel: Will Eisner to the Present (41)
4. Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner: The International Graphic Novel (58)
5. Hugo Frey: Historical Fiction (80)
6. Darren Harris-Fein: Revisionist Superheroes, Fantasy, and Science Fiction (97)
7. Martha Kuhlman: The Autobiographical and Biographical Graphic Novel (113)
8. Jan Baetens: Other Non-Fiction (130)
9. Esther Bendit Saltzman: Novel into Graphic Novel (144)
10. M. Keith Booker: Graphic Novel into Film (160)
11. Bart Beaty: Some Classics (175)
12. James Bucky Carter: Learning from the Graphic Novel (192)

Further Reading (210)
Index (214)

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