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Goggin, Joyce and Dan A. Hassler-Forest, eds. The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical essays on the form. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2010. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-4294-2
BibTeX citation key: Goggin2010a
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Keywords: Collection of essays
Creators: Goggin, Hassler-Forest
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media. The essays also place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction. By addressing the topic from a wide range of perspectives, the book offers readers a nuanced and comprehensive picture of current scholarship in the subject area.

Table of Contents

Joyce Goggin and Dan Hassler-Forest: Introduction (1)

Part One. Origin Stories: History and Development of the Genre
1. Joyce Goggin: Of Gutters and Guttersnipes: Hogarth’s Legacy (6)
2. Daniel F. Yezbick: Ridiculous Rebellion: George L. Carlson and the Recovery of Jingle Jangle Comics (25)
3. Daniel Wüllner: Suspended in Mid-Month: Serialized Storytelling in Comics (42)

Part Two. What We Talk About When We Talk About Comics: Theory and Terminology
4 Charles Forceville, Tony Veale, and Kurt Feyaerts: Balloonics: The Visuals of Balloons in Comics (56)
5. Kai Mikkonen: Remediation and the Sense of Time in Graphic Narratives (74)
6. Angela Szczepaniak: Brick by Brick: Chris Ware’s Architecture of the Page (87)

Part Three. Out of the Gutter: Comics and Adaptations
7. Dirk Vanderbeke: It Was the Best of Two Worlds, It Was the Worst of Two Worlds: The Adaptation of Novels in Comics and Graphic Novels (104)
8. Dan Hassler-Forest: The 300 Controversy: A Case Study in the Politics of Adaptation (119)

Part Four. Men in Tights: The Superhero Paradigm
9. Andreas Rauscher: The Last Action Hero’s Swan Song: Graphic Novelty or Never-Ending Story? (130)
10. Jonathan E. Goldman: Extraordinary People: The Superhero Genre and Celebrity Culture in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (142)
11. Karin Kukkonen: Warren Ellis’s Planetary: The Archaeology of Superheroes (154)

Part Five. Drawing History: Nonfiction in Comics
12. Benjamin Woo: Reconsidering Comics Journalism: Information and Experience in Joe Sacco’s Palestine (166)
13. Christophe Dony and Caroline van Linthout: Comics, Trauma and Cultural Memory(ies) of 9/11 (178)
14. Julia Round: “Be vewy, vewy quiet. We’re hunting wippers”: A Barthesian Analysis of the Construction of Fact and Fiction in Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell (188)
15. James Braxton Peterson: Graphic Black Nationalism: Visualizing Political Narratives in the Graphic Novel (202)

About the Contributors (223)
Works Cited (227)
Index (237)
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