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Hatfield, Charles and Bart Beaty, eds. Comics Studies: A guidebook. New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press, 2020. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.36019/9780813591452
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780813591421
BibTeX citation key: Hatfield2020
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Categories: General
Keywords: Comics research, Didactics, Introduction
Creators: Beaty, Hatfield
Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Press (New Brunswick)
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In the twenty-first century, the field of comics studies has exploded. Scholarship on graphic novels, comic books, comic strips, webcomics, manga, and all forms of comic art has grown at a dizzying pace, with new publications, institutions, and courses springing up everywhere. The field crosses disciplinary and cultural borders and brings together myriad traditions. Comics Studies: A Guidebookoffers a rich but concise introduction to this multifaceted field, authored by leading experts in multiple disciplines. It opens diverse entryways to comics studies, including history, form, audiences, genre, and cultural, industrial, and economic contexts.

Table of Contents

Bart Beaty and Charles Hatfield: Introduction

I. Histories
1. Ian Gordon: Comic Strips
2. Charles Hatfield: Comic Books
3. Roger Sabin: Underground and Alternative Comics
4. Bart Beaty: European Traditions
5. Frenchy Lunning: Manga
6. Isaac Cates: The Graphic Novel

II. Cultures
7. Matthew P. McAllister and Brian MacAuley: Comics Industries
8. Benjamin Woo: Readers, Audiences, and Fans
9. Philip Nel: Children and Comics
10. Theresa Tensuan: Differences

III. Forms
11. Andrei Moltiu: Cartooning
12. Martha Kuhlman: Design in Comics: Panels and Pages
13. Jan Baetens: Words and Images

IV. Genres
14. Marc Singer: Superheroes
15. Gillian Whitlock: Autographics
16. Mel Gibson: Girls, Women, and Comics
17. Darren Wershler, Kalervo Sinervo, and Shannon Tien: Digital Comics

Timeline of Selected Events
Notes on the Contributors

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