Global Perspectives in Comics Studies focuses on comics as an international form, with histories as rich and complex as the stories that fill the pages. We bring together original scholarship on a wide range of themes and theoretical concerns that span the globe. These texts present outstanding bold interventions into existing scholarly conversations, with the freedom (indeed, explicit encouragement) to collocate works by creators from different national and analytical traditions, as well as genres within the form. The books in the series are concerned with offering fresh perspectives on established concepts and theories through the comics form. Our aim in this series is to forge links across the field, to foreground artistic and academic contexts that are underrepresented, and to give attention to comics in all their various guises. Ultimately, this series wants to encourage readers to challenge their existing perspectives on a form that is central to the reading lives of so many.
By Harriet E.H. Earle, Martin Lund
April 24, 2023
This book explores the historical and cultural significance of comics in languages other than English, examining the geographic and linguistic spheres which these comics inhabit and their contributions to comic studies and academia. The volume brings together texts across a wide range of genres, ...
By Ralf Kauranen, Olli Löytty, Aura Nikkilä, Anna Vuorinne
March 31, 2023
Comics and human mobility have a long history of connections. This volume explores these entanglements with a focus on both how comics represent migration and what applied uses comics have in relation to migration. The volume examines both individual works of comic art and examples of practical ...
By Laura Cristina Fernández, Amadeo Gandolfo, Pablo Turnes
December 30, 2022
Burning Down the House explores the political, economic and cultural landscape of 21st-century Latin America through comics. It examines works from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Perú, Colombia, México and Spain, and the resurgence of comics in recent decades spurred by the ubiquity of...
By Amy Matthewson
March 18, 2022
This book explores the series of cartoons of China and the Chinese that were published in the popular British satirical magazine Punch over a sixty-year period from 1841 to 1901. Filled with political metaphors and racial stereotypes, these illustrations served as a powerful tool in both ...