Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives

Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives

Written by leading international scholars, this book surveys transnational dimensions of graphic narratives, covering popular comics and graphic novels from the USA, Asia and Europe.

Author: Shane Denson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441185754

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 294

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Bringing together an international team of scholars, this book charts and analyzes the ways in which comic book history and new forms of graphic narrative have been impacted by aesthetic, social, political, economic, and cultural interactions that reach across national borders in an increasingly interconnected and globalizing world. Exploring the tendencies of graphic narratives - from popular comic book serials and graphic novels to manga - to cross national and cultural boundaries, Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives addresses a previously marginalized area in comics studies. Placing graphic narratives in the global flow of cultural production and reception, the book investigates controversial representations of transnational politics, examines transnational adaptations of superhero characters, and maps many of the translations and transformations that have come to shape contemporary comics culture on a global scale.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives

Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives

Introducing Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads Shane Denson, Christina Meyer, and Daniel Stein Intersections: Comics and transnationalism— transnationalism and comics This volume aims to chart the ...

Author: Daniel Stein

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441185235

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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This book brings together an international group of scholars who chart and analyze the ways in which comic book history and new forms of graphic narrative have negotiated the aesthetic, social, political, economic, and cultural interactions that reach across national borders in an increasingly interconnected and globalizing world. Exploring the tendencies of graphic narratives - from popular comic book serials and graphic novels to manga - to cross national and cultural boundaries, Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives addresses a previously marginalized area in comics studies. By placing graphic narratives in the global flow of cultural production and reception, the book investigates controversial representations of transnational politics, examines transnational adaptations of superhero characters, and maps many of the translations and transformations that have come to shape contemporary comics culture on a global scale.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels

Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels

... book.13 Transnational Perspectives in Graphic Novels: Comics at the Crossroads, edited by Shane Denson, Christina Meyer and Daniel Stein, also represents an important contribution to the types of discussions presented in this book.

Author: Carolene Ayaka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317687153

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don’t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity and other cultural forms from Israel, Romania, North America, South Africa, Germany, Spain, U.S. Latino and Canada and consider the ways in which comics are able to represent multiculturalism through a focus on the formal elements of the medium. Discussion themes include education, countercultures, monstrosity, the quotidian, the notion of the ‘other," anthropomorphism, and colonialism. Taking a truly international perspective, the book brings into dialogue a broad range of comics traditions.
Categories: Social Science

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel

Banita, G. (2012) Cosmopolitan Suspicion: Comics Journalism and Graphic Silence. In S. Denson, C. Meyer and D. Stein, Transnational Perspectives, Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives. London and New York, NY: Bloomsbury, ...

Author: Jan Baetens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316771938

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics

Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics

Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads. Ed. Shane Denson, Christina Meyer, and Daniel Stein. London: Bloomsbury. 127–143. Davila, Victor M. 2004. How to Draw Graphic Novels! New York: Tangerine Press.

Author: Lukas Etter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110693683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics addresses the benefits and limits of analyses of style in alternative comics. It offers three close readings of works serially published between 1980 and 2018 – Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For, and Jason Lutes’ Berlin – and discusses how artistic style may influence the ways in which readers construct authorship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels

From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels

Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative Daniel Stein, Jan-Noël Thon ... to the Anglo-American term 'comics': It tends to privilege a specific national and linguistic perspective on an inherently transnational and ...

Author: Daniel Stein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110282023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 422

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This essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative – realized in various different formats, including comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels – as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of storytelling in contemporary media culture. The contributions assembled in this volume test the applicability of narratological concepts to graphic narrative, examine aspects of graphic narrative beyond the ‘single work,’ consider the development of particular narrative strategies within individual genres, and trace the forms and functions of graphic narrative across cultures. Analyzing a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives, the international group of scholars gathered here offers state-of-the-art research on graphic narrative in the context of an increasingly postclassical and transmedial narratology.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.1 (2018): 3–22. DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2017.1303619. Denson, Shane. “Framing, Unframing, Reframing: Retconning the Transnational Work of Comics.” Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: ...

Author: Sebastian Domsch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110446968

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 644

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Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Visuality and Identity in Post millennial Indian Graphic Narratives

Visuality and Identity in Post millennial Indian Graphic Narratives

Comics and Narration. Jackson: The University Press of Mississippi. Groß, Florian. 2013. Lost in Translation: Narratives of Transcultural Displacement in the Wordless Graphic Novel. In Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: ...

Author: E. Dawson Varughese

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319694900

Category: Social Science

Page: 119

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This book investigates the intersection of Indian society, the encoding of post-millennial modernity and ‘ways of seeing’ through the medium of Indian graphic narratives. If seeing in Indian cultures is a mode of knowing then what might we decode and know from the Indian graphic narratives examined here? The book posits that the ‘seeing’ of post-millennial Indian graphic narratives revolves around a visuality of the inauspicious, complemented by narratives of the same. Examining both form and content across nine Indian, post-millennial graphic narratives, this book will appeal to those working in South Asian visual studies, cultural studies and comics-graphic novel studies more broadly.
Categories: Social Science

Breaking the Panel

Breaking the Panel

This collection of essays, which emerged from a graduate student conference at TU Dortmund University, demonstrates their immense medial, artistic, and cultural potential.

Author: Sina Nitzsche

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643905440

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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At the beginning of the 21st century, comics have become a medium 'on the rise' in scholarship and in schools. This collection of essays, which emerged from a graduate student conference at TU Dortmund University, demonstrates their immense medial, artistic, and cultural potential. Contributors from different academic perspectives take readers on an engaging trip through the world of contemporary comic books, ranging from widely popular series to exclusive avant-garde auteur works. *** ''An excellent collection of essays offering an impressive range of critical perspectives on Anglo-American comics.'' -- Daniel Stein, co-editor of From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels and Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 6) [Subject: Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Art]
Categories: Social Science

Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region

Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region

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, ...

Author: Kristy Beers Fägersten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000404593

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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 chapters illuminate in turn the defining features of the aesthetics, materiality, and thematic content of their source material – often expressed with humorous undertones of self-reflection or social criticism – as well as recurring strategies of visualising and narrating female experiences. Broadening the research perspective of feminist comics to include national comics cultures peripheral to the cultural centers of Anglo-American, Franco-Belgian, and Japanese comics, the anthology explores how the dominant narrative or history of canonical works can be challenged or deconstructed by local histories of comics and feminism and their transnational connections, and how local histories complement or challenge the current understanding of the relationship between feminism and comic art. This is an essential collection for scholars and students in comics studies, women and gender studies, media studies, and literature.
Categories: Social Science