MacLeod, Catriona. Invisible Presence: The Representation of Women in French-Language Comics. Bristol, Chicago: Intellect Books, 2021.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781789383904
BibTeX citation key: MacLeod2021
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Keywords: Character, France, Gender
Publisher: Intellect Books (Bristol, Chicago)
This book looks at the representation of female characters in French comics from their first appearance in 1905. Organised into three sections, the book looks at the representation of women as main characters created by men, as secondary characters created by men, and as characters created by women. It focuses on female characters, both primary and secondary, in the francophone comic or bande dessinée, as well as the work of female bande dessinée creators more generally. Until now these characters and creators have received relatively little scholarly attention; this new book is set to change this status quo.
Using feminist scholarship, especially from well-known film and literary theorists, the book asks what it means to draw women from within a phallocentric, male-dominated paradigm, as well as how the particular medium of bande dessinée, its form as well as its history, has shaped dominant representations of women.
Table of Contents
Introduction – Women Problems
SECTION 1: PRIMARY WOMEN CHARACTERS
SECTION 2: SECONDARY WOMEN CHARACTERS
SECTION 3: WOMEN CHARACTERS BY WOMEN CREATORS
Conclusion – Problem Solved?