Monitor 18: Neue Publikationen 2015

Im Monitor werden in unregelmäßigen Abständen aktuelle Publikationen aus den letzten 6 Monaten vorgestellt, die für die Comicforschung relevant sein könnten. Die kurzen Ankündigungstexte dazu stammen von den jeweiligen Verlagsseiten. Haben Sie Anregungen oder Hinweise auf Neuerscheinungen, die übersehen worden sind und hier erwähnt werden sollten? Das Team freut sich über eine Mail an -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Transforming Anthony Trollope

Transforming Anthony Trollope
Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image

Simon Grennan und Laurence Grove (Hg.)
Leuven University Press
264 Seiten
ISBN 978-9-4627-0041-3
~€ 55,00
August 2015
This volume is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays in the fields of nineteenth-century history, adaptation, word/image and Victorianism. Featuring new writing by some of the most influential, respected and radical scholars in these fields, Transforming Anthony Trollope constitutes both a close companion to Simon Grennan’s 2015 graphic novel Dispossession – an adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s 1879 novel John Caldigate – and a forward-looking, stand-alone addition to current debates on the cultural uses of history and the theorisation of remediation, illustration and narrative drawing.

Comics and Translation

New Readings 15: Comics and Translation

Tilmann Altenberg und Ruth J. Owen (Hg.)
Cardiff School of Modern Languages
110 Seiten
ISSN 1359-7485
Herbst 2015
The articles in this themed issue are indicative not only of the complexity of the medium and the myriad issues involved in translating comics, but also of the diversity of angles from which comics translation can be studied. […] There is no single history of comics translation, but rather many national and formal and thematic histories. Rather than being lured into thinking that infinite generalisations can be made, we actually need to begin with small clusters of individual translations and that is what these articles do. The contributions here are case studies of specific acts of comics translation within clearly circumscribed cultural contexts.

The Narrative Functions of Photography in Comics

Image&Narrative 16.2: The Narrative Functions of Photography in Comics

Jan Baetens, Anneleen Masschelein und Hilde Van Gelder (Hg.)
Open Humanities Press
139 Seiten
ISSN 1780-678X
Herbst 2015
This collection of essay brings together articles that examine the comingling of cartoon and photographic images. In this special volume of Image & Narrative, a peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies, contributors ask what narrative functions photographs fulfill when included in a comics universe. They do so to begin challenging overarching conclusions about a narrative medium (comics) and a visual mode of representation (cartooning or photography).

Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction

Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction

Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor und David Stoddard
256 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-4157-3008-2
~£ 29,00
Oktober 2015
This book provides student journalists, artists, designers, creative writers and web producers with the tools and techniques they need to tell nonfiction stories visually and graphically. Weaving together history, theory, and practical advice, seasoned nonfiction comics professors and scholars Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor and David Stoddard present a hands-on approach to teach readers from a range of backgrounds how to develop and create a graphic nonfiction story from start to finish.

Essays on Teaching With Graphic Narratives

Class, Please Open Your Comics:
Essays on Teaching With Graphic Narratives

Matthew L. Miller (Hg.)
284 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-7864-9514-6
~$ 40,00
April 2015
Comics and sequential art are increasingly in use in college classrooms. Multimodal, multimedia and often collaborative, the graphic narrative format has entered all kinds of subject areas and its potential as a teaching tool is still being realized. This collection of new essays presents best practices for using comics in various educational settings, beginning with the basics. Contributors explain the need for teachers to embrace graphic novels. Multimodal composition is demonstrated by the use of comics. Strategies are offered for teachers who have struggled with weak visual literacy skills among students. Student-generated comics are discussed with several examples. The teaching of postmodern theories and practices through comics is covered. An appendix features assignment sheets so teachers can jump right in with proven exercises.

Comics on the Planet of the Apes

The Sacred Scrolls:
Comics on the Planet of the Apes

Rich Handley und Joseph F. Berenato (Hg.)
312 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-9405-8911-4
~$ 16,99
August 2015
Since the 1970s, the Planet of the Apes franchise has frequently delved into the world of comic books. Some stories have made the Lawgiver proud, while others have brought shame to Ape City. In the comics arena, not all apes are created equal — but for fans, that’s half the fun of reading them. More than 150 POTA comics have been published during the past four decades, from Gold Key, Marvel Comics, Power Records, Brown Watson Books, Editorial Mo.Pa.Sa., Malibu Graphics, Dark Horse, Mr. Comics, and BOOM! Studios. […] Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes will examine the entire history of POTA comic books, from Gold Key to BOOM! and everything in between. This anthology will feature insightful, analytical essays about the franchise’s four-color continuation, from popular comic historians, novelists, bloggers and subject-matter experts.

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