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Hill, Crag. Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses: Critical Perspectives. London, New York: Routledge, 2017. 
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Language: en: English
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Keywords: Didactics
Creators: Hill
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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Building off the argument that comics succeed as literature—rich, complex narratives filled with compelling characters interrogating the thought-provoking issues of our time—this book argues that comics are an expressive medium whose moves (structural and aesthetic) may be shared by literature, the visual arts, and film, but beyond this are a unique art form possessing qualities these other mediums do not. Drawing from a range of current comics scholarship demonstrating this point, this book explores the unique intelligence/s of comics and how they expand the ways readers engage with the world in ways different than prose, or film, or other visual arts. Written by teachers and scholars of comics for instructors, this book bridges research and pedagogy, providing instructors with models of critical readings around a variety of comics.

Table of Contents

Preface (ix)
Acknowledgments (xiv)

1. Crag Hill: Introduction: The Growing Relevance of Comics (1)

I. Materiality and the Reading of Comics (11)
2. Sean P. Connors: Designing Meaning: A Multimodal Perspective on Comics Reading (13)
3. Amy Bright: Multimodal Forms: Examining Text, Image, and Visual Literacy in Daniel Handler’s Why We Broke Up and Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief (30)

II. Comics and Bodies (47)
4. Mark A. Lewis: Illustrating Youth: A Critical Examination of the Artful Depictions of Adolescent Characters in Comics (49)
5. A. Scott Henderson: Just Like Us? LGBTQ Characters in Mainstream Comics (62)

III. Comics and the Mind (79)
6. Sarah Thaller: Telling the Untellable: Comics and Language of Mental Illness (81)
7. Jake Stratman: Christian Forgiveness in Gene Luen Yang’s Animal Crackers and Eternal Smile: A Thematic Analysis (95)

IV. Comics and Contemporary Society (111)
8. Fred Johnson and Janine J. Darragh: Poverty Lines: Visual Depictions of Poverty and Social Class Realities in Comics (113)
9. P.L. Thomas: Can Superhero Comics Defeat Racism?: Black Superheroes “Torn between Sci-Fi Fantasy and Cultural Reality” (132)
10. Lisa Schade Eckert: Teaching Native American Comics with Post-Colonial Theory (147)

V. Endpoints (159)
11. Crag Hill: Endpints (161)

List of Contributors (163)
Index (165)

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