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Flinn, Margaret C., ed. Drawing (in) the Feminine: bande dessinée and women. Studies in Comics and Cartoons. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 2024. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-8142-1514-2
BibTeX citation key: Flinn2024
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Categories: General
Keywords: Belgium, Collection of essays, France, Gender
Creators: Flinn
Publisher: Ohio State Univ. Press (Columbus)
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Drawing (in) the Feminine celebrates and examines the richness of contemporary women’s production in French and Francophone comics art and considers the history of representations made by both dominant and marginalized creators. Bridging historical and contemporary comics output, these essays illuminate the interfaces among genre, gender, and cultural history. Contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, and across a variety of methodologies and disciplinary orientations, challenge prevailing claims about the absence of women creators, characters, and readers in bande dessinée, arguing that women have always been part of its history. While still far from achieving parity with their male counterparts, female creators are occupying an increasingly significant portion of the French-language comics publishing industry, and creators of all genders are putting forth stories that reflect on the diversity and richness of women’s and gender-nonconforming people’s experiences. In the essays collected here, contributors push back against the ways in which the marginalization of women within bande dessinée history has overshadowed their significant contributions, extending avenues for further exploring the true diversity of a flourishing contemporary production.
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