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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2014
... ; paper , $25.00 . Girls and Their Comics: Finding a Female Voice in Comic Book Narrative . By Danziger-Russell Jacqueline . Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press . 2013 . viii , 247 pp. $60.00 . © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Book Reviews The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Alex Beringer It is widely assumed that the American comic strip “begins” in the 1890s with the multipanel sequences appearing in Sunday newspapers. This essay challenges this periodization by looking to an archive of humor magazines from the 1850s and 60s. As early as 1852, artists including Frank...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 422–424.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in African American Literature . By Gene Andrew Jarrett. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pp. $47.50. Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post-Soul America . By Bambi Haggins. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2007. x, 274 pp. Cloth, $68.00; paper, $23.95...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 427–429.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Elizabeth Young. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2008. xii, 307 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $23.00. Secret Identity Crisis: Comic Books and the Unmasking of Cold War America . By Matthew J. Costello. New York: Continuum. 2009. viii, 293 pp. Cloth, $95.00; paper, $24.95. Book Reviews Shades...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jennifer Glaser Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form . By Chute Hillary L. . Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . 359 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book, $35.00 . The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics...
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Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 5 An educational comic. From Sylvia Serbin, Edouard Joubeaud, and Pat Masioni ( 2014 ), The Women Soldiers of Dahomey Figure 5 An educational comic. From Sylvia Serbin, Edouard Joubeaud, and Pat Masioni (2014), The Women Soldiers of Dahomey More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 7. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 229. Copyright © 2012 by Alison Bechdel. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Figure 7. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 229. Copyright © 2012 More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 8. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 233. Copyright © 2012 by Alison Bechdel. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Figure 8. From Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel, 233. Copyright © 2012 More
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Published: 01 December 2017
Figure 1 “Convenient Fashion.” Separately issued comic valentine (H. De Marsan, New York, c. 1840–80). Image courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia Figure 1. “Convenient Fashion.” Separately issued comic valentine (H. De Marsan, New York, c. 1840–80). Image courtesy of the Library More
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 848–850.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Patrick Jagoda © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Reading Network Fiction . By David Ciccoricco. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. x, 244 pp. $39.95. This Book Contains Graphic Language: Comics as Literature . By Rocco Versaci. New York: Continuum. 2007. ix, 237 pp...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jessica Q. Stark Abstract This essay presents in dialogue two renditions of the Nancy comics by original creator Ernie Bushmiller and the later poet and visual artist Joe Brainard. Arguing for a generative consideration of these seemingly disparate versions on a continuum, this comparison addresses...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kate McCullough Abstract This article assesses the queer world-making potentiality of the comics form as demonstrated in Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home . By deploying the temporal openings of the graphic form, Fun Home challenges the putative fixity of heteronormative family time and...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joshua Abraham Kopin Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond . By Alaniz José . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2014 . xii, 363 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper, $30.00 ; e-book available. Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 449–459.
Published: 01 June 2018
... . xiii, 276 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; paper, $27.95 ; e-book, $27.95 . Hellboy’s World: Comics and Monsters on the Margins . By Bukatman Scott . Berkeley : Univ. of California Press . 2016 . 263 pp. Paper , $24.95 ; e-book, $24.95 . Twelve-Cent Archie . By Beaty Bart . New...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Darieck Scott; Ramzi Fawaz Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 There’s something queer about comics. Whether one looks to the alternative mutant kinships of superhero stories (the epitome of queer world making), the ironic and socially negative narratives of independent comics...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 251–281.
Published: 01 June 2018
... theory X-Men comics superheroes affect When ah touch you . . . ah’ll absorb your power an’ memories as well. Any flesh-to-flesh contact—no matter how slight—will suffice for the transfer. —Rogue, Avengers Annual #10 (1981) An original creation of legendary comic book scribe Chris...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Ramzi Fawaz Dismissed for decades as juvenile entertainment, comic books had by the early 1970s come of age as America's “native art”: taught on Ivy League campuses, studied by European scholars and filmmakers, and taken up as a new generation's cultural critique of American society. The cultural...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Margaret Galvan Abstract Alison Bechdel’s renown has been building since the success of Fun Home (2006). While scholars have focused on her contemporary production, her comics work within grassroots periodicals, including her long-running strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008), has received...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 831–857.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Isaac Cates Cates's essay considers the benefits and constraints of genre within superhero comics and recent alternative comics that make use of the figure of the superhero. Individual superheroes (Batman, Superman, Spider-Man) emerge as nearly allegorical figures for particular ideas or ideologies...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the taboo or obscene in order to address sexual and gender inequalities. These comics suggest that the obscene can push against purity narratives attached to womanhood, narratives that potentially stigmatize all girls and women. Lost Girls keeps the taboos of children’s sexuality and incest central to...