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Eckard, Sandra, ed. Comic Connections: Reflecting on women in popular culture. Lanham [etc.]: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4758-2804-7
BibTeX citation key: Eckard2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Didactics, Gender, Superhero, USA
Creators: Eckard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham [etc.])
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With the popularity of comic adaptations on television and at the movies, these current topics can be a great way to engage students by bringing characters and stories they connect with into the classroom to help them build the skills that they need to be successful. Comic Connections: Reflecting on Women in Popular Culture is designed to help teachers from middle school through college find exciting new strategies that they can use right away as part of their curricular goals. Each chapter has three pieces: comic relevance, classroom connections, and concluding thoughts; this format allows a reader to pick-and-choose where to start. Some readers might want to delve into the history of a comic to better understand characters and their usefulness, while other readers might want to pick up an activity, presentation, or project that they can fold into that day's lesson. This volume in Comic Connectionsseries focuses on female characters—Wonder Woman, Peggy Carter, and Lois Lane, to name a few—with each chapter deconstructing a specific character to help students engage in meaningful conversations, writing projects, and other activities that will complement and enhance their literacy skills.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Importance of the Female Character (ix)
Acknowledgements (xi)

Sandra Eckard: Introduction: Reflecting on Women in Popular Culture (xiii)

1. Mary T. Christel: Stepping into the Role of Dynamic Protagonist: The Evolution of Peggy Carter from Romantic Interest to Covert Operative (1)
2. P.L. Thomas: Wonder Woman: Reading and Teaching Feminism with an Amazonian Princess in an Era of Jessica Jones (21)
3. Slimane Aboulkacem, Christopher Foster, Hannah R. Gerber and Ana Marcela Montenegro: Ms. Marvel as a New Kind of Superheroine: Analyzing Identity, Race, and Gender with Comics (39)
4. Jennifer Marmo: Who Am I? A Discovery of Self Through Comics with Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (55)
5. Michael D. Kennedy: Elektra’s Cultural Power and Contradictions for Our Times (73)
6. Sandra Eckard: The Power of Potts and Pens: Women’s Roles in Iron Man and Superman (89)
7. Margaret A. Robbins: A Hero’s Journey for Diverse Women in Comics: Teaching Critical Visual Literacy Skills through Serenity and Parallel Texts Ms. Marvel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Gotham (107)
8. Joaquin Muñoz: “I Think About That Story A Lot, Actually:” V for Vendetta and Philosophy in a Community College Reading Course (121)

About the Editor (135)
About the Contributors (137)

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