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Dong, Lan, ed. Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on theory, strategy and practice. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2012. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-6146-2
BibTeX citation key: Dong2012
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Didactics
Creators: Dong
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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The essays in this collection discuss how comics and graphic narratives can be useful primary texts and learning tools in college and university classes across different disciplines. There are six sections: American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Genre Studies, and Composition, Rhetoric and Communication. With a combination of practical and theoretical investigations, the book brings together discussions among teacher-scholars to advance the scholarship on teaching comics and graphic narratives—and provides scholars with useful references, critical approaches, and particular case studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (v)
Robert G. Weiner: Foreword (1)

Lan Dong: Introduction: Reading and Teaching Graphic Narratives (5)

Part I: American Studies (11)
1. Edward A. Shannon: Art and Commerce in the Classroom: Teaching an American Studies Course in Comics (11)
2. Daniel Stein: The Black Politics of Newspaper Comic Strips: Teaching Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks and Keith Knight’s The K Chronicles (26)
3. Alexander Starre: Teaching the Comics Anthology: The Readers, Authors, and Media of McSweeney’s 13 (40)
4. Christina Meyer: Teaching Visual Literacy through 9/11 Graphic Narratives (53)

Part II: Ethnic Studies (67)
5. Derek Parker Royal: Drawing Attention: Comics as a Means of Approaching U.S. Cultural Diversity (67)
6. Anne Cong-Huyen and Caroline Kyungah Hong: Teaching Asian American Graphic Narratives in a “Post-Race” Era (80)
7. Jessica Knight: Graphic Multiculturalism: Miné Okubo’s Citizen 13660 in the Literature Classroom (94)

Part III: Women’s and Gender Studies (105)
8. Susan R. Van Dyne: “The Slippage between Seeing and Saying”: Getting a Life in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (105)
9. M. Catherine Jonet: Our Graphics, Ourselves: Graphic Narratives and the Gender Studies Classroom (119)
10. Judith Richards and Cynthia Williams: Performing the Veil: Gender and Resistance in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Shirin Neshat’s Photography (130)

Part IV: Cultural Studies (145)
11. Joshua Kavaloski: The Weimar Republic Redux: Multiperspectival History in Jason Lutes’ Berlin City of Stones (145)
12. Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw: Ivorian Bonus: Teaching Abouet and Ouvrerie’s Aya (161)
13. Stefan Hoeppner: Digging up the Dirt? Teaching Graphic Narratives in German Academia (173)

Part V: Genre Studies (185)
14. Edward Brunner: Making the Unseen and the Unspoken Visible and Audible: Trauma and the Graphic Novel (185)
15. Adrielle Anna Mitchell: Exposition and Disquisition: Nonfiction Graphic Narratives and Comics Theory in the Literature Classroom (198)
16. Jonathan D’Amore: Serial Self-Portraits: Framing Student Conversations about Graphic Memoir (210)

Part VI: Composition, Rhetoric, and Communication (221)
17. Katharine Polak MacDonald: Batman Returns (To Class): Graphic Narratives and the Syncretic Classroom (221)
18. Mary Ann Tobin: 300 Ways to Teach the Epic (232)
19. Alla Gadassik and Sarah Henstra: Comics (as) Journalism: Teaching Joe Sacco’s Palestine to Media Students (243)

About the Contributors (261)
Index (265)

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