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Bramlett, Frank, Roy T. Cook, and Aaron Meskin, eds. The Routledge Companion to Comics. London, New York: Routledge, 2016. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780415729000
BibTeX citation key: Bramlett2016
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Introduction
Creators: Bramlett, Cook, Meskin
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field.
Essays examine:
  • the history of the temporal, geographical, and formal development of comics, including topics like art comics, manga, comix, and the comics code;
  • issues such as authorship, ethics, adaptation, and translating comics;
  • connections between comics and other artistic media (drawing, caricature, film) as well as the linkages between comics and other academic fields like linguistics and philosophy;
  • new perspectives on comics genres, from funny animal comics to war comics to romance comics and beyond.

The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (ix)
List of Tables (x)
Notes on Contributors (xi)
Acknowledgments (xvi)

Aaron Meskin, Roy T Cook, and Frank Bramlett: Introduction (1)

I. History and Traditions (7)
M. Thomas Inge: Origins of Early Comics and Proto-Comics (9)
Pascal Lefèvre: Newspaper Strips (16)
Amy Kiste Nyberg: Comics Code (25)
Roy T Cook: Alternative/Independent Comics (34)
Christopher Murray: British Comics (44)
Mark McKinney: French and Belgian Comics (53)
Brenna Clarke Gray: Canadian Comics: A Brief History (62)
Ana Merino: Comics in Latin America (70)
Simone Castaldi: A Brief History of Comics in Italy and Spain (79)
Jeremy Stoll: Comics in India (88)
José Alaniz: Eastern/Central European Comics (98)
Adam L. Kern: East Asian Comix: Intermingling Japanese (106)

II. Comics Genres (117)
Andrei Molotiu: Art Comics (119)
Matthew J. Smith: Superhero Comics (128)
Kent Worcester: Journalistic Comics (137)
Brian Cremins: Funny Animals (146)
Justin Hall: Erotic Comics (154)
William Grady: Western Comics (164)
David Annwn Jones: Horror Comics (174)
Leonard Rifas: War Comics (183)
Michael Johnson: Autobiographical Comics (192)
Barbara Postema: Silent Comics (201)
Mark Long & Bush Chris Lamb: Editorial Comics: From “Boss” Tweed to “Dubya” Bush (209)

III. Issues and Concepts (219)
Aaron Meskin: Defining Comics (221)
Henry John Pratt: Comics and Adaptation (230)
Adrielle Mitchell: Comics and Authorship (239)
Christy Mag Uidhir: Comics and Seriality (248)
Roy T Cook: Metacomics (257)
Matthew Pustz: Comics and Fandom (267)
Andrew J. Kunka: Comics, Race, and Ethnicity (275)
Mel Gibson: Comics and Gender (285)
Ajuan Mance: LGBTQ Representation in Comics (294)
Jan Baetens and Charlotte Pylyser: Comics and Time (303)
Jon Robson: Comics and Ethics (311)
Jonathan Evans: Comics and Translation (319)
Darren Hudson Hick: Comics and Criticism (328)

IV. Other Media and Other Disciplines (337)
Craig Fischer: Comics and Film (339)
Anastasia Salter: Comics and Art (348)
Carol L. Tilley and Robert G. Weiner: Teaching and Learning with Comics (358)
John Holbo: Caricature and Comics (367)
Frank Bramlett: Comics and Linguistics (380)
Hannah Miodrag: Comics and Literature (390)
Richard Graham: Comics in Libraries (399)
Randy Duncan: Comics and Rhetoric (406)
Michael Goodrum: Comics and Politics (415)
Ian Hague: Comics and Cultural Studies (424)
Lara Saguisag: Comics, Children’s Literature, and Childhood Studies (433)

Index (443)

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