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Routledge Advances in Comics Studies


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Routledge Advances in Comics Studies promotes outstanding research on comics and graphic novels from communication theory, rhetorical theory and media studies perspectives. Additionally, the series aims to bring European, Asian, African, and Latin American comics scholarship to the English speaking world. The series includes monographs and themed anthologies. Comics Studies is a recently established and rapidly evolving field with much exciting research still to be done, and Routledge Advances in Comics Studies is dedicated to furthering the understanding of comics as an art form and a medium of communication.

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Performativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Narrative

Performativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Narrative

1st Edition

Leigh Anne Howard, Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw
September 19, 2019

Performativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Narrative draws on performance studies scholarship to understand the social impact of graphic novels and their sociopolitical function. Addressing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, race, war, mental illness, and the environment, the volume...

Representing Acts of Violence in Comics

Representing Acts of Violence in Comics

1st Edition

Nina Mickwitz, Ian Horton, Ian Hague
August 19, 2019

This book is part of a nuanced two-volume examination of the ways in which violence in comics is presented in different texts, genres, cultures and contexts. Representing Acts of Violence in Comics raises questions about depiction and the act of showing violence, and discusses the ways in which...

Contexts of Violence in Comics

Contexts of Violence in Comics

1st Edition

Ian Hague, Ian Horton, Nina Mickwitz
August 06, 2019

This book is part of a nuanced two-volume examination of the ways in which violence in comics is presented in different texts, genres, cultures and contexts. Contexts of Violence in Comics asks the reader to consider the ways in which violence and its representations may be enabled or restricted...

Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives

Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives

1st Edition

Dominic Davies
March 05, 2019

Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives makes an important and timely contribution both to comics studies and urban studies, offering a decolonisation and reconfiguration of both of these already interdisciplinary fields. With chapter-length discussions...

Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus

Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus

1st Edition

Jeffrey A. Brown
December 11, 2018

Concentrating primarily on contemporary depictions of Batman in the comic books, this book analyzes why Batman is so immensely popular right now in America and globally, and how the fictional Dark Knight reveals both new cultural concerns and longstanding beliefs about American values. The...

Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation

Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation

1st Edition

Wendy Haslem, Elizabeth MacFarlane, Sarah Richardson
November 20, 2018

Throughout the history of the genre, the superhero has been characterised primarily by physical transformation and physical difference. Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation explores the transformation of the superhero body across multiple media forms including comics, film,...

Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity

Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity

1st Edition

Phillip Bevin
July 26, 2018

Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity traces the development of comic book continuity through the case study of Superman, examining the character’s own evolution across several media, including comics, radio, television, and film. Superman’s relationship with continuity illustrates a key feature...

Empirical Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

Empirical Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

1st Edition

Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Janina Wildfeuer
June 27, 2018

This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the...

Comics Studies Here and Now

Comics Studies Here and Now

1st Edition

Frederick Luis Aldama
May 10, 2018

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...

The Narratology of Comic Art

The Narratology of Comic Art

1st Edition

Kai Mikkonen
May 10, 2017

By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition. This involves not just the exploration of those properties in comics that can be...

The Modern Superhero in Film and Television: Popular Genre and American Culture

The Modern Superhero in Film and Television: Popular Genre and American Culture

1st Edition

Jeffrey A. Brown
November 10, 2016

Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about...

Reading Art Spiegelman

Reading Art Spiegelman

1st Edition

Philip Smith
December 10, 2015

The horror of the Holocaust lies not only in its brutality but in its scale and logistics; it depended upon the machinery and logic of a rational, industrialised, and empirically organised modern society. The central thesis of this book is that Art Spiegelman’s comics all identify deeply-rooted...

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