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Dittmer, Jason, ed. Comic Book Geographies. Media Geography at Mainz. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2014. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Dittmer2014b
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Geography, Space
Creators: Dittmer
Publisher: Franz Steiner (Stuttgart)
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Comic Book Geographies is a volume that brings together scholars from the discipline of geography and the field of comics studies to consider the multiple ways in which space is both constitutive of, and produced through, comic books. Senior scholars contribute their thoughts alongside a range of fresh talent from both geography and comics studies, providing for a potent mix of perspectives. Together, these chapters attempt to reframe debates about comic books by highlighting their unique spatialities and the way that those spatialities are shot through by a range of relationships to time. Examples are drawn from a wide range of geographical contexts, from post-9/11 American superhero comics to the Franco-Belgian tradition and from comics intended for mass consumption to the spoken-word performances of Alan Moore. As a truly interdisciplinary engagement, with scholars coming from geography, literature, history, and beyond, Comic Book Geographies brings together perspectives on comic books that have too long been working in isolation.

Table of Contents

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey: Foreword (9)

Jason Dittmer Introduction to Comic Book Geographies (15)

Part 1 Representing and Performing Place/Space
1. Oliver Dunnett: Framing Landscape: Dan Dare, the Eagle and Post-War Culture in Britain (27)
2. Tony Venezia: 10th April, 1999, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square: Snakes and Ladders, Occult Cartography and Radical Nostalgia (41)
3. Shaun Huston: Live/Work: Portland, Oregon as a Place for Comics Creation (59)

Part 2 Bodies Politic
4. Catriona MacLeod: From Wandering Women to Fixed Females: Relations of Gendered Movement through Post-Colonial Space in Lettres D’Outremer and Le Bar du Vieux Français (75)
5. Juliet J. Fall: Put Your Body on the Line: Autobiographical Comics, Empathy and Plurivocality (91)
6. Edward C. Holland: Post-Modern Witness: Journalism and Representation in Joe Sacco’s Christmas With Karadzic (109)

Part 3 Space and Comics Theory
7. Julia Round: We Share Our Mother’s Health: Temporality and the Gothic in Comic Book Landscapes (127)
8. Michael Goodrum: The Body (Politic) in Pieces: Post 9/11 Marvel Superhero Narratives and Fragmentation (141)
9. Marcus A. Doel: And So. Some Comic Theory Courtesy of Chris Ware and Gilles Deleuze, Amongst Others. Or, an Explication of Why Comics Is Not a Sequential Art (161)

Appendix of Figures (181)
Contributors (225)

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