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Aldama, Frederick Luis, ed. Comics Studies Here and Now. Routledge Advances in Comics Studies. London, New York: Routledge, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781138498976
BibTeX citation key: Aldama2018
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Keywords: Collection of essays
Creators: Aldama
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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Comics Studies Here and Now marks the arrival of comics studies scholarship that no longer feels the need to justify itself within or against other fields of study. The essays herein move us forward, some in their re-diggings into comics history and others by analyzing comics—and all its transmedial and fan-fictional offshoots—on its own terms. Comics Studies stakes the flag of our arrival—the arrival of comics studies as a full-fledged discipline that today and tomorrow excavates, examines, discusses, and analyzes all aspects that make up the resplendent planetary republic of comics. This collection of scholarly essays is a testament to the fact that comic book studies have come into their own as an academic discipline; simply and powerfully moving comic studies forward with their critical excavations and theoretical formulas based on the common sense understanding that comics add to the world as unique, transformative cultural phenomena.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (ix)
List of Contributors (xi)

Matt Madden: Matt Madden’s Brief Comic Book Odyssey: A Foreword (xv)
Frederik Luis Aldama: Comic Studies Here and Now: An Introduction (1)

I. Words, Pictures, and Borders (7)
1. Ben Novotny Owen: A Touch of Irony and Pity: Krazy Kat in the Breaks (9)
2. Richard Graham and Colin Beineke: In Love with Magic and Monsters: The Groundbreaking Life and Work of Rose O’Neill (31)
3. Andrew J. Kunka: It’s sorta wacky! But, different!: Scribbly, Inkie, and Pre-Underground Autobiographical Comics (44)
4. Robert Hulshof-Schmidt: How Lust Was Lost: Genre, Identity, and the Neglect of a Pioneering Comics Publication (57)

II. Transmedial Forms (67)
5. Jennifer Glaser: Comics, Race, and the Political Project of Intermediality in Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel (69)
6. Jan Baetens: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window as ‘Cineromanzo’ (90)
7. Jonathan Alexandratos and Daniel F. Yezbick: Articulate This!: Critical Action Figure Studies and Material Culture (102)

III. Institutions and Movements (121)
8. Lim Cheng Tju: Singapore Cartoons in the Anti-Comics Movement of the 1950s and 1960s (123)
9. Kin Wai Chu: The Institutional Support for Hong Kong Independent Comics (131)
10. Bart Beaty: Jirō Taniguchi: France’s Mangaka (144)

IV. Resistant Word-Drawn Acts & Transformative Reading Communities (161(
11. Enrique García: The Latina Superheroine: Protecting the Reader from the Comic Book Industry’s Racial, Gender, Ethnic, and Nationalist Biases (163)
12. Torsa Ghosal: The Page Is Local: Planetarity and Embodied Metaphor in Anglophone Graphic Narratives from South Asia (180)
13. Leah Misemer: Hands across the Ocean: A 1970s Network of French and American Women Cartoonists (191)
14. Katherine Kelp-Stebbins: Comics as Orientation Devices (211)
15. Erica Massey: Service Dogs, Code Switching, and Interracial Polyamory: Exploring the Reclamation Narratives of Comic Fandom (226)

V. Margins Transforming Centers (239)
16. Susan Kirtely: Once and Again, Ack!: Epimone, Recursion, and Variation in Guisewite’s Cathy (241)
17. Brittany Tullis: Transnationality and Textual Mestizaje in Love and Rockets (252)
18. Zachary Michael Lewis Dean: Only a Chilling Elegy: An Examination of White Bodies, Colonialism, Fascism, Genocide, and Racism in Dragon Ball (267)
19. James J. Donahue: From the Inner City to the Interstellar: Brian K. Vaughan’s Comix after 9/11 (281)
20. Sean Guynes: “Am I Doing the Right Thing?”: Milestone Comics, Black Nationalism, and the Cosmopolitics of Static (298)
21. Christopher Pizzino: Juvenile, Cruel, and MAD: In Defense of Immature Comics (317)

Index (333)

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