The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel
Author: Stephen Tabachnick
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN: 1107108799
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

Since the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students alike.

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel
Author: Stephen Ely Tabachnick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Graphic novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

"Since the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches." -- Provided by the publisher.

The Cambridge Companion to the Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Novel
Author: Eric Bulson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-30
ISBN: 1108694381
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Novel Book Excerpt:

This Companion focuses on the novel as a global genre with a 2,000-year history. The first section includes an examination of the various genres out of which it emerged (epic, history, romance, the picaresque) and the different ways in which fiction and realism (magical, hyper, and social) were developed in response to specific political, social, and economic forces. The second section focuses on how the novel works, considering how it has played a crucial role in the formation of more abstract social, political, and familial identities. The third section considers what the novel has become and will continue to become in the twenty-first century. It examines the recent interest in graphic novels as well as data, digitization, and a global literary marketplace's role in shaping the future of the novel. This book will be a key resource for students and scholars studying the novel as a genre.

The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction
Author: David Glover,Scott McCracken
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN: 0521513375
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction Book Excerpt:

An overview of popular literature from the early nineteenth century to the present day from a historical and comparative perspective.

The Cambridge Companion to Twenty First Century American Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Twenty First Century American Fiction
Author: Joshua Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN: 1108976859
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Twenty First Century American Fiction Book Excerpt:

Reading lists, course syllabi, and prizes include the phrase '21st-century American literature,' but no critical consensus exists regarding when the period began, which works typify it, how to conceptualize its aesthetic priorities, and where its geographical boundaries lie. Considerable criticism has been published on this extraordinary era, but little programmatic analysis has assessed comprehensively the literary and critical/theoretical output to help readers navigate the labyrinth of critical pathways. In addition to ensuring broad coverage of many essential texts, The Cambridge Companion to 21st Century American Fiction offers state-of-the field analyses of contemporary narrative studies that set the terms of current and future research and teaching. Individual chapters illuminate critical engagements with emergent genres and concepts, including flash fiction, speculative fiction, digital fiction, alternative temporalities, Afro-futurism, ecocriticism, transgender/queer studies, anti-carceral fiction, precarity, and post-9/11 fiction.

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel
Author: Jan Baetens,Hugo Frey,Stephen E. Tabachnick
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 1316771938
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students.

Apocalyptic Ecology in the Graphic Novel

Apocalyptic Ecology in the Graphic Novel
Author: Clint Jones
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN: 1476668566
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalyptic Ecology in the Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

As awareness of climate change grows, so do the number of cultural depictions of environmental disaster. Graphic novels have reliably produced dramatizations of such disasters. Many use themes of dystopian hopefulness, or the enjoyment readers experience from seeing society prevail in times of apocalypse. This book argues that these generally inspirational narratives contribute to a societal apathy for real-life environmental degradation. By examining the narratives and art of the environmental apocalypse in contemporary graphic novels, the author stands against dystopian hope, arguing that the ways in which we experience depictions of apocalypse shape how we respond to real crises.

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English
Author: Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 1442277483
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English Book Excerpt:

The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

Will the Real Will Eisner Please Stand Up and Other Adventures in Comics

Will the Real Will Eisner Please Stand Up and Other Adventures in Comics
Author: Stephen Weiner
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will the Real Will Eisner Please Stand Up and Other Adventures in Comics Book Excerpt:

Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud and…Hellboy? In his new collection, Will the Real Will Eisner Please Stand Up? Award-winning author Stephen Weiner (The Will Eisner Companion, Hellboy: the Companion) writes about Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Scott McCloud, and the NECON conference of 1998. Other pieces include a history of Weiner’s avocation as a comics’ librarian/historian, comics and an exceptional child, and an outtake from Hellboy: the Companion.

The Human Rights Graphic Novel

The Human Rights Graphic Novel
Author: Pramod K. Nayar
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN: 1000224139
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Rights Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

This book studies human rights discourse across a variety of graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, originating in different parts of the world, from India to South Africa, Sarajevo to Vietnam, with texts on the Holocaust, the Partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Rwandan and Sarajevan genocides, the Vietnam War, comfort women in World War II and the Civil Rights movement in the USA, to mention a few. The book demonstrates the emergence of the ‘universal’ subject of human rights, despite the variations in contexts. It shows how war, rape, genocide, abuse, social iniquity, caste and race erode personhood in multiple ways in the graphic novel, which portrays the construction of vulnerable subjects, the cultural trauma of collectives, the crisis and necessity of witnessing, and resilience-resistance through specific representational and aesthetic strategies. It covers a large number of authors and artists: Joe Sacco, Joe Kubert, Matt Johnson-Walter Pleece, Guy Delisle, Appupen, Thi Bui, Olivier Kugler and others. Through a study of these vastly different authors and styles, the book proposes that the graphic novel as a form is perfectly suited to the ‘culture’ and the lingua franca of human rights due to its amenability to experimentation and the sheer range within the form. The book will appeal to scholars in comics studies, human rights studies, visual culture studies and to the general reader with an interest in these fields.

The Comics Form

The Comics Form
Author: Chris Gavaler
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-06-16
ISBN: 1350245933
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comics Form Book Excerpt:

Answering foundational questions like "what is a comic" and "how do comics work" in original and imaginative ways, this book adapts established, formalist approaches to explaining the experience of reading comics. Taking stock of a multitude of case studies and examples, The Comics Form demonstrates that any object can be read as a comic so long as it displays a set of relevant formal features. Drawing from the worlds of art criticism and literary studies to put forward innovative new ways of thinking and talking about comics, this book challenges certain terminology and such theorizing terms as 'narrate' which have historically been employed somewhat loosely. In unpacking the way in which sequenced images work, The Comics Form introduces tools of analysis such as discourse and diegesis; details further qualities of visual representation such as resemblance, custom norms, style, simplification, exaggeration, style modes, transparency and specification, perspective and framing, focalization and ocularization; and applies formal art analysis to comics images. This book also examines the conclusions readers draw from the way certain images are presented and what they trigger, and offers clear definitions of the roles and features of text-narrators, image-narrators, and image-text narrators in both non-linguistic images and word-images.

Handbook of the British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century

Handbook of the British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Katrin Berndt,Alessa Johns
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2022-07-18
ISBN: 3110649896
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century Book Excerpt:

The handbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the British novel in the long eighteenth century, when this genre emerged to develop into the period’s most versatile and popular literary form. Part I features six systematic chapters that discuss literary, intellectual, socio-economic, and political contexts, providing innovative approaches to issues such as sense and sentiment, gender considerations, formal characteristics, economic history, enlightened and radical concepts of citizenship and human rights, ecological ramifications, and Britain’s growing global involvement. Part II presents twenty-five analytical chapters that attend to individual novels, some canonical and others recently recovered. These analyses engage the debates outlined in the systematic chapters, undertaking in-depth readings that both contextualize the works and draw on relevant criticism, literary theory, and cultural perspectives. The handbook’s breadth and depth, clear presentation, and lucid language make it attractive and accessible to scholar and student alike.

Comics

Comics
Author: Harriet E.H. Earle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2020-12-11
ISBN: 1000204820
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comics Book Excerpt:

Comics: An Introduction provides a clear and detailed introduction to the Comics form – including graphic narratives and a range of other genres – explaining key terms, history, theories, and major themes. The book uses a variety of examples to show the rich history as well as the current cultural relevance and significance of Comics. Taking a broadly global approach, Harriet Earle discusses the history and development of the form internationally, as well as how to navigate comics as a new way of reading. Earle also pushes beyond the book to lay out the ways that fans engage with their comics of choice – and how this can impact the industry. She also analyses how Comics can work for social change and political comment. Discussing journalism and life writing, she examines how the coming together of word and image gives us new ways to discuss our world and ourselves. A glossary and further reading section help those new to Comics solidify their understanding and further their exploration of this dynamic and growing field.

Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature

Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature
Author: James Hodapp
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 1501373439
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature Book Excerpt:

Graphic narratives are one of the world's great art forms, but graphic novels and comics from Europe and the United States dominate scholarly conversations about them. Building upon the little extant scholarship on graphic narratives from the Global South, this collection moves beyond a narrow Western approach to this quickly expanding field. By focusing on texts from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, these essays expand the study of graphic narratives to a global scale. Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature is also interested in how these texts engage with, fit in with, or complicate notions of World Literature. The larger theoretical framework of World Literature is joined with the postcolonial, decolonial, Global South, and similar approaches that argue explicitly or implicitly for the viability of non-Western graphic narratives on their own terms. Ultimately, this collection explores the ways that the unique formal qualities of graphic narratives from the Global South intersect with issues facing the study of international literatures, such as translation, commodification, circulation, Orientalism, and many others.

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

The Cambridge Companion to  Frankenstein
Author: Andrew Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1107086191
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein Book Excerpt:

Sixteen original essays by leading scholars on Mary Shelley's novel provide an introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts.

On the Graphic Novel

On the Graphic Novel
Author: Santiago García
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN: 1628464828
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Graphic Novel Book Excerpt:

A noted comics artist himself, Santiago García follows the history of the graphic novel from early nineteenth-century European sequential art, through the development of newspaper strips in the United States, to the development of the twentieth-century comic book and its subsequent crisis. He considers the aesthetic and entrepreneurial innovations that established the conditions for the rise of the graphic novel all over the world. García not only treats the formal components of the art, but also examines the cultural position of comics in various formats as a popular medium. Typically associated with children, often viewed as unedifying and even at times as a threat to moral character, comics art has come a long way. With such examples from around the world as Spain, France, Germany, and Japan, García illustrates how the graphic novel, with its increasingly global and aesthetically sophisticated profile, represents a new model for graphic narrative production that empowers authors and challenges longstanding social prejudices against comics and what they can achieve.

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults
Author: Michelle Ann Abate,Gwen Athene Tarbox
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN: 1496811682
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults Book Excerpt:

With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Postcolonial Comics

Postcolonial Comics
Author: Binita Mehta,Pia Mukherji
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 131781410X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Comics Book Excerpt:

This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinée texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts. The authors demonstrate that the fields of comic-book production and circulation in various regional histories introduce new postcolonial vocabularies, reconstitute conventional "image-functions" in established social texts and political systems, and present competing narratives of resistance and rights. In this sense, postcolonial comic cultures are of particular significance in the context of a newly global and politically recomposed landscape. This volume introduces a timely intervention within current comic-book-area studies that remain firmly situated within the "U.S.-European and Japanese manga paradigms" and their reading publics. It will be of great interest to a wide variety of disciplines including postcolonial studies, comics-area studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes

The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes
Author: Anthony J. Cascardi,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2002-10-17
ISBN: 9780521663878
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes Book Excerpt:

Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605) is one of the classic texts of Western literature and the foundation of European fiction. Yet Cervantes himself remains an enigmatic figure. The Cambridge Companion to Cervantes offers a comprehensive treatment of Cervantes life and work, including his lesser known writing. The essays, by some of the most outstanding scholars in the field, cover the historical and political context of Cervantes writing, his place in Renaissance culture, and the role of his masterpiece, Don Quixote, in the formation of the modern novel. They draw on contemporary critical perspectives to shed new light on Cervantes work, including the Exemplary Novels , the plays and dramatic interludes, and the long romances, Galatea and Persiles. The volume provides useful supporting material for students; suggestions for further reading, a detailed chronology, a complete list of his published writings, an overview of translations and editions, and a guide to electronic resources.

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction
Author: Gerry Canavan,Eric Carl Link
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2015-01-26
ISBN: 1107052467
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.