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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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Empirical Comics Research Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

Empirical Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

1st Edition

Edited By 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

Edited By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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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