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American Literature (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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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 908–910.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Aaron Kashtan Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics . By Kate Polak . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2017 . xiii, 238 pp. Cloth, $134.95 ; paper, $29.95 ; e-book, $19.95 . Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page . By Blair Davis...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., $25.00. Girls and Their Comics: Finding a Female Voice in Comic Book Narrative. By Jacque- line Danziger-Russell. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 2013. viii, 247 pp. $60.00. With the 2013 publication of The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities (Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press...
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American Literature (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 (2020) 92 (2): 357–368.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Gerry Canavan Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies . By Marc Singer . Austin : Univ. of Texas Press . 2018 . 292 pp. Cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest . By Qiana J. Whitted . New...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (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. Book...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 427–429.
Published: 01 June 2010
... . By 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 (2020) 92 (3): 429–455.
Published: 01 September 2020
... disturbance, including Washington Irving’s famous depiction of a disorderly audience, to demonstrate how patrons cultivated a comic mode of sociality, one that foregrounded and maintained the essential playfulness of social contest. Such comic play acknowledged a horizon of popular enjoyment that stood...
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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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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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American Literature (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...