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Jacobs, Dale. Graphic Encounters: Comics and the sponsorship of multimodal literacy. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1441126414
BibTeX citation key: Jacobs2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didactics, Intermediality
Creators: Jacobs
Publisher: Bloomsbury (New York)
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With the recent explosion of activity and discussion surrounding comics, it seems timely to examine how we might think about the multiple ways in which comics are read and consumed.

Graphic Encounters moves beyond seeing the reading of comics as a debased or simplified word-based literacy. Dale Jacobs argues compellingly that we should consider comics as multimodal texts in which meaning is created through linguistic, visual, audio, gestural, and spatial realms in order to achieve effects and meanings that would not be possible in either a strictly print or strictly visual text. Jacobs advances two key ideas: one, that reading comics involves a complex, multimodal literacy and, two, that by studying how comics are used to sponsor multimodal literacy, we can engage more deeply with the ways students encounter and use these and other multimodal texts. Looking at the history of how comics have been used (by churches, schools, and libraries among others) will help us, as literacy teachers, best use that knowledge within our curricula, even as we act as sponsors ourselves.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Secret Origins of Literacy Sponsorship
3. To Blend In or Stand Out: Publishers’ Responses to “A National Disgrace” and the Comics Panic of the Early 1940s
4. More at Stake: EC, Vampires, and the Sponsorship of Critical Literacy
5. Oral Roberts Discovers Comics and Archie Goes to Church: Sponsoring Multimodal Literacy through Religious Comics
6. Teaming Up for Literacy: Spider-Man, The Electric Company, and Cross-Media Literacy Sponsorship
7. Libraries and the Sponsorship of Literacy through Comics

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