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Routledge Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Comics

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Gender, Sexuality and Comics publishes original research in the areas of gender and sexuality studies as they relate to comics cultures past and present. Topics in the series cover printed as well as digital media, mainstream and alternative comics industries, transmedia adaptions, comics consumption, and various comics-associated cultural fields and forms of expression. Gendered and sexual identities are considered as intersectional and always in conversation with issues concerning race, ethnicity, ability, class, age, nationality, and religion.

Books in the series are between 60,000 and 90,000 words and can be single-authored, co-authored, or edited collections. For shorter works, the companion series Routledge Focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Comics publishes shorter-form books between 25,000 and 45,000 words.

Please contact the series editor or the Routledge Editor ([email protected]) for more information.

4 Series Titles

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Bodies and Boundaries in Graphic Fiction Reading Female and Nonbinary Characters

Bodies and Boundaries in Graphic Fiction: Reading Female and Nonbinary Characters

1st Edition

By Jessica Baldanzi
July 29, 2022

This book examines the fictional female bodies of four stylistically distinct comics artists in the United States—Chris Ware, Emil Ferris, Ebony Flowers, and Tillie Walden—whose work has attracted significant attention. These bodies showcase how comics and its unique visual language can both ...

Graphic Narratives of Organised Crime, Gender and Power in Europe Discarded Footnotes

Graphic Narratives of Organised Crime, Gender and Power in Europe: Discarded Footnotes

1st Edition

By Felia Allum, Anna Mitchell
May 19, 2022

This book presents a unique series of graphic narratives which offer a new way to recount the lived experiences and life stories of women involved in transnational organised crime groups, from victims to perpetrators. Based on ethnographic interviews, and police files, academic Felia Allum and ...

Female Cartoonists in the United States Bad Girls and Invisible Women

Female Cartoonists in the United States: Bad Girls and Invisible Women

1st Edition

By Hélène Tison
November 30, 2021

This book provides an introduction to women cartoonists in the US, reading their work from a feminist, literary and stylistic perspective, which shines a light on their innovative and unique narratives and graphic languages. From rabid feminists to blundering teenagers to dyke avengers and pregnant...

Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region Transnational Perspectives

Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region: Transnational Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Kristy Beers Fägersten, Anna Nordenstam, Leena Romu, Margareta Wallin Wictorin
July 01, 2021

This edited collection explores how the relationship between comic art and feminism has been shaped by global, transnational, and local trends, curating analyses of multinational comic art that encompass themes of gender, sexuality, power, vulnerability, assault, abuse, taboo, and trauma. The ...

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