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A comics studies reader [electronic resource] /

by Heer, Jeet; Worcester, Kent.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xv, 380 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781617035500 (electronic bk.); 1617035505 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism | Bandes dessin�ees -- Histoire et critique | Comic | HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons | Aufsatzsammlung | Aufsatzsammlung | Electronic booksOnline resources: Connect to title online
Contents:
Why are comics still in search of cultural legitimization? / Thierry Groensteen -- Rodolphe T�opffer's aesthetic revolution / David Kunzle -- How comics came to be : through the juncture of word and image from magazine gag cartoons to newspaper strips, tools for critical appreciation plus rare seldom witnessed historical facts / Robert C. Harvey -- The "vulgar" comic strip / Gilbert Seldes -- Excerpt from Seduction of the innocent / Fredric Wertham -- William Gaines and the battle over EC Comics / Amy Kiste Nyberg -- The comics debates internationally / John A. Lent -- The definition of the superhero / Peter Coogan -- Two boys from the Twin Cities / M. Thomas Inge -- Caricature / David Carrier -- Beyond comparison / W.J.T. Mitchell -- The impossible definition / Thierry Groensteen -- An art of tensions / Charles Hatfield -- The arrow and the grid / Joseph Witek -- The construction of space in comics / Pascal Lef�evre -- The acoustics of Manga / Robert S. Petersen -- Ally Sloper : the first comics superstar? / Roger Sabin -- Jackie and the problem of romance / Martin Barker -- Home loving and without vices / Anne Rubenstein -- Autobiography as authenticity / Bart Beaty -- Manga versus Kiby�oshi / Adam L. Kern -- Beyond Shoujo, blending gender / Fusami Ogi -- The innocents march into history / Ariel Dorfman -- The garden in the machine / Thomas Andrae -- An examination of "Master Race" / John Benson, David Kasakove, Art Spiegelman -- The comics of Chris Ware / Gene Kannenberg, Jr. -- Transcending comics : crossing the boundaries of the medium / Annalisa Di Liddo -- History and graphic representation in Maus / Hillary Chute.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why are comics still in search of cultural legitimization? / Thierry Groensteen -- Rodolphe T�opffer's aesthetic revolution / David Kunzle -- How comics came to be : through the juncture of word and image from magazine gag cartoons to newspaper strips, tools for critical appreciation plus rare seldom witnessed historical facts / Robert C. Harvey -- The "vulgar" comic strip / Gilbert Seldes -- Excerpt from Seduction of the innocent / Fredric Wertham -- William Gaines and the battle over EC Comics / Amy Kiste Nyberg -- The comics debates internationally / John A. Lent -- The definition of the superhero / Peter Coogan -- Two boys from the Twin Cities / M. Thomas Inge -- Caricature / David Carrier -- Beyond comparison / W.J.T. Mitchell -- The impossible definition / Thierry Groensteen -- An art of tensions / Charles Hatfield -- The arrow and the grid / Joseph Witek -- The construction of space in comics / Pascal Lef�evre -- The acoustics of Manga / Robert S. Petersen -- Ally Sloper : the first comics superstar? / Roger Sabin -- Jackie and the problem of romance / Martin Barker -- Home loving and without vices / Anne Rubenstein -- Autobiography as authenticity / Bart Beaty -- Manga versus Kiby�oshi / Adam L. Kern -- Beyond Shoujo, blending gender / Fusami Ogi -- The innocents march into history / Ariel Dorfman -- The garden in the machine / Thomas Andrae -- An examination of "Master Race" / John Benson, David Kasakove, Art Spiegelman -- The comics of Chris Ware / Gene Kannenberg, Jr. -- Transcending comics : crossing the boundaries of the medium / Annalisa Di Liddo -- History and graphic representation in Maus / Hillary Chute.

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