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Ahmed, Maaheen, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Comics. Cambridge Companions to Literature. Cambridge [etc.]: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2023. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1017/9781009255653
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781009255684
BibTeX citation key: Ahmed2023
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays
Creators: Ahmed
Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press (Cambridge [etc.])
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Abstract
The Cambridge Companion to Comics presents comics as a multifaceted prism, generating productive and insightful dialogues with the most salient issues concerning the humanities at large. This volume provides readers with the histories and theories necessary for studying comics. It consists of three sections: Forms maps the most significant comics forms, including material formats and techniques. Readings brings together a selection of tools to equip readers with a critical understanding of comics. Uses examines the roles accorded to comics in museums, galleries, and education. Chapters explore comics through several key aspects, including drawing, serialities, adaptation, transmedia storytelling, issues of stereotyping and representation, and the lives of comics in institutional and social settings. This volume emphasizes the relationship between comics and other media and modes of expression. It offers close readings of vital works, covering more than a century of comics production and extending across visual, literary and cultural disciplines.
  • Highlights the complexity of the medium of comics, the many forms and formats that form part of it as well as the diverse possibilities of approaching the medium
  • Offers readers a holistic understanding of comics that goes beyond traditional, predominantly literary approaches
  • Offer original insights into comics from leading scholars in the field

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