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.
Bodies and Boundaries in Graphic Fiction Reading Female and Nonbinary Characters
Graphic Narratives of Organised Crime, Gender and Power in Europe Discarded Footnotes
By Jessica Baldanzi
January 29, 2024
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 ...
By Felia Allum, Anna Mitchell
January 29, 2024
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 ...
By Charlotte J. Fabricius
October 16, 2023
Super-Girls of the Future: Girlhood and Agency in Contemporary Superhero Comics investigates girl superheroes published by DC and Marvel Comics in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, asking who the new-and-improved super-girls are and what potentials they hold for imagining girls as ...
By Hélène Tison
May 31, 2023
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...
By Kristy Beers Fägersten, Anna Nordenstam, Leena Romu, Margareta Wallin Wictorin
January 09, 2023
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 ...