Giddens, Thomas, ed. Critical Directions in Comics Studies. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2020.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781496828996
BibTeX citation key: Giddens2020
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Comics research
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Recent decades have seen comics studies blossom, but within the ecosystems of this growth, dominant assumptions have taken root—assumptions around the particular methods used to approach the comics form, the ways we should read comics, how its “system” works, and the disciplinary relationships that surround this evolving area of study. But other perspectives have also begun to flourish. These approaches question the reliance on structural linguistics and the tools of English and cultural studies in the examination and understanding of comics.
In this edited collection, scholars from a variety of disciplines examine comics by addressing materiality and form as well as the wider economic and political contexts of comics’ creation and reception. Through this lens, influenced by poststructuralist theories, contributors explore and elaborate other possibilities for working with comics as a critical resource, consolidating the emergence of these alternative modes of engagement in a single text. This opens comics studies to a wider array of resources, perspectives, and modes of engagement.
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