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Jakaitis, Jake and James F. Wurtz, eds. Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2012. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-6663-4
BibTeX citation key: Jakaitis2012
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Keywords: Collection of essays
Creators: Jakaitis, Wurtz
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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Although the idea that graphic narratives represent an important literary form is still debated in academic circles, in recent years comics scholarship has emerged into wider contexts. This collection of new essays considers various literary approaches to graphic narrative and sequential art. The authors examine the politics of comic form and narrative, the ways in which graphic narrative and sequential art “cross over” into other forms and genres, and how these articulations challenge the ways we read and interpret texts.
By bringing literary theory to bear on graphic narrative and balancing readings of individual texts with larger ideas about comics scholarship as a whole, this work expands our understanding of the form itself and its engagement with political culture.

Table of Contents

Jake Jakaitis and James F. Wurtz: Introduction: Reading Crossover (1)

1. John Joseph Hess: Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures with Dark Horse Comics (25)
2. Daniel Stein: The Comic Modernism of George Herriman (40)
3. Julia Round: Fantastic Alterities and The Sandman (71)
4. Rikke Platz Cortsen: Thirty-Two Floors of Disruption: Time and Space in Alan Moore’s “How Things Work Out” (93)

5. David Bordelon: Picturing Books: Southern Print Culture in Howard Cruse’s Stuck Rubber Baby (107)
6. Pamela J. Rader: Iconoclastic Readings and Self-Reflexive Rebellions in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Persepolis 2 (123)
7. Luminita Dragulescu: Drawing the Trauma of Race: Choices and Crises of Representation in Art Spiegelman’s Maus (138)
8. Ellen M. Gil-Gomez: Mezclando (Mixing) the “Facts” and the Power of the Image in Latino USA (152)

9. Martyn Pedler: “3X2(9YZ)4A”: Stasis and Speed in Contemporary Superhero Comics (177)
10. Andrew J. Friedenthal: My Wonder Woman: The “New Wonder Woman,” Gloria Steinem, and the Appropriation of Comic Book Iconography (188)
11. Michael P. Millington: Paneling Rage: The Loss of Deliberate Sequence (207)

About the Contributors (219)
Index (221)
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