Schlagwort-Archiv: Monitor

Monitor 26: Neue Publikationen 2016

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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

The Routledge Companion to Comics

The Routledge Companion to Comics

Frank Bramlett, Roy T. Cook und Aaron Meskin (Hrsg.)
Routledge
456 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-4157-2900-0 (Hardcover)
~£ 150,00
Juli 2016

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This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field. The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.

The Comics of Hergé

The Comics of Hergé:
When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Joe Sutliff Sanders (Hrsg.)
University Press of Mississippi
192 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-4968-0726-7
~$ 60,00
Juli 2016

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The book opens with Hergé’s aesthetic techniques, including analyses of his efforts to comprehend and represent absence and the rhythm of mundaneness between panels of action. Broad views of his career describe how Hergé navigated changing ideas of air travel, while precise accounts of his life during Nazi occupation explain how the demands of the occupied press transformed his understanding of what a comics page could do. The next section considers a subject with which Hergé was himself consumed: the fraught lines between high and low art. By reading the late masterpieces of the Tintin series, these chapters situate his artistic legacy. A final section considers how the clear line style has been reinterpreted around the world, from contemporary Francophone writers to a Chinese American cartoonist and on to Turkey, where Tintin has been reinvented into something meaningful to an audience Hergé probably never anticipated.

Forging the Past

Forging the Past:
Seth and the Art of Memory

Daniel Marrone
University Press of Mississippi
208 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-4968-0731-1 (Hardcover)
~$ 60,00
August 2016

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At once familiar and hard to place, the work of acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth evokes a world that no longer exists–and perhaps never existed, except in the panels of long-forgotten comics. Forging the Past offers a comprehensive account of this work and the complex interventions it makes into the past. Moving beyond common notions of nostalgia, Daniel Marrone explores the various ways in which Seth’s comics induce readers to participate in forging histories and memories. Marrone discusses collecting, Canadian identity, New Yorker cartoons, authenticity, artifice, and ambiguity–all within the context comics‘ unique structure and texture. Seth’s comics are suffused with longing for the past, but on close examination this longing is revealed to be deeply ambivalent, ironic, and self-aware. Marrone undertakes the most thorough, sustained investigation of Seth’s work to date, while advancing a broader argument about how comics operate as a literary medium.

Heroines of Comic Books and Literature

Heroines of Comic Books and Literature

Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones und Bob Batchelor (Hrsg.)
Rowman & Littlefield
274 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-4422-7560-7 (Paperback)
~$ 30,00
August 2016

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Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture—and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves, particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature—few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the changing societal roles for both women and men. These engaging and important essays situate heroines within culture, revealing them as tough and self-sufficient females who often break the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not expect. Analyzing how women are and have been represented in print, this companion volume to Heroines of Film and Television will appeal to scholars of literature, rhetoric, and media as well as to broader audiences that are interested in portrayals of women in popular culture.

Visuelle Satire

Visuelle Satire:
Deutschland im Spiegel politisch-satirischer Karikaturen und Bildergeschichten

Dietrich Grünewald (Hrsg.)
Christian A. Bachmann Verlag
186 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-941030-88-6 (Paperback)
~€ 29,90
August 2016

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2015 war es 150 Jahre her, dass die wohl berühmteste Lausbubengeschichte der Weltliteratur, »Max & Moritz«, zum ersten Mal im Buchhandel erhältlich war. Wilhelm Busch, der mit dieser Bildergeschichte seinen großen Durchbruch als Künstler erlebte, stammte aus Wiedensahl im heutigen Landkreis Schaumburg. Zu diesem Anlass widmete man dem bedeutenden Künstler im Schaumburger Land ein großes Jubiläumsjahr mit zahlreichen Veranstaltungen. Teil dieses Jubiläumsjahres war die Fachtagung zur »Visuellen Satire. Deutschland im Spiegel politisch-satirischer Karikaturen und Bildergeschichten« im Stift Obernkirchen.

Denn Wilhelm Busch gilt bis heute vielen Zeichnern als großes Vorbild für ihr eigenes Schaffen und 2015 jährte sich auch zum 25. Mal das Jahr der Deutschen Wiedervereinigung – da lag es nahe, Zeichner und Wissenschaftler aus der neuen und alten Bundesländer einzuladen, um über die politische Satire und Karikatur nach 1945 in den beiden deutschen Staaten und nach 1990 zu diskutieren. Wie lebten und arbeiteten die Zeichner in dieser zweiten deutschen Diktatur? Wo waren die Berührungspunkte mit den Kollegen im Westen Deutschlands? Gibt es einen ostdeutschen und einen westdeutschen Humor? Wie hat sich die Szene nach 1990 verändert? Und welche Debatten über das künstlerische Schaffen werden heute geführt? Wie begegnet man den Vorwürfen rund um »Charlie Hebdo«? Dieser Tagungsband versammelt noch einmal alle Beiträge rund um dieses breite Themenspektrum und liefert Impulse für weitere Diskussionen.

Hokusai’s Lost Manga

Hokusai’s Lost Manga

Katsushika Hokusai und Sarah E. Thompson
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
248 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-8784-6826-3 (Hardcover)
~$ 35,00
August 2016

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A mysterious 1823 advertisement for illustrated books by renowned artist Katsushika Hokusai refers to an otherwise unknown work called Mister Iitsu’s Chicken-Rib Picture Book. According to the ad, the book was conceived in the same year that the final volume of Hokusai’s famous Manga series was supposed to have been published. Many therefore believe that the Chicken-Rib Picture Book was meant to be a continuation of the series, but a published copy of it has never been found. This eclectic and engaging collection of drawings from the peerless Japanese art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was likely intended for that lost book. It includes the sort of lively, behind-the-scenes sketches of daily life that have made the Manga series so beloved, as well as imaginatively conceived sea creatures, refined flowers, deities, heroes, and a variety of craftspeople and laborers. Reproduced here in full for the first time as a stand-alone volume, this rare sketchbook of Hokusai drawings makes for delightful fare.

Monitor 25: Neue Publikationen 2016

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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Hellboy's World

Hellboy’s World:
Comics and Monsters on the Margins

Scott Bukatman
University of California Press
280 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-5202-8804-1 (Paperback)
~$ 24,95
April 2016

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Hellboy, Mike Mignola’s famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. Hellboy’s World shows how our engagement with Hellboy’s world is a highly aestheticized encounter with comics and their materiality. Scott Bukatman’s dynamic study explores how comics produce a heightened “adventure of reading” in which syntheses of image and word, image sequences, and serial narratives create compelling worlds for the reader’s imagination to inhabit. Drawing upon other media—including children’s books, sculpture, pulp fiction, cinema, graphic design, painting, and illuminated manuscripts—Bukatman reveals the mechanics of creating a world on the page. He also demonstrates the pleasurable and multiple complexities of the reader’s experience, invoking the riotous colors of comics that elude rationality and control and delving into shared fictional universes and occult detection, the horror genre and the evocation of the sublime, and the place of abstraction in Mignola’s art. Monsters populate the world of Hellboy comics, but Bukatman argues that comics are themselves little monsters, unruly sites of sensory and cognitive pleasures that exist, happily, on the margins. The book is not only a treat for Hellboy fans, but it will entice anyone interested in the medium of comics and the art of reading.

Canadian Graphic

Canadian Graphic:
Picturing Life Narratives:

Candida Rifkind und Linda Warley (Hrsg.)
WLU Press
320 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-77112-179-8 (Paperback)
~$ 29,99
Mai 2016

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Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives presents critical essays on contemporary Canadian e role of graphic life narratives in reimagining the national past, including Indigenous–settler relations, both world wars, and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution.

Pioniere des Comic

Pioniere des Comic:
Eine andere Avantgarde

Alexander Braun, Max Hollein und David Currier (Hrsg.)
Hatje Cantz Verlag
256 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-7757-4110-1
~€ 35,00
Juni 2016

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Comics entstanden um 1897 in Form von farbigen Sonntagsbeilagen in den großen amerikanischen Tageszeitungen. Sie erreichten als erstes bebildertes Massenmedium zig Millionen Leser pro Tag und setzten sich sofort an die Spitze der Unterhaltungsindustrie. Lange wurde übersehen, wie innovativ und experimentell die frühen Comic-Pioniere waren und dass sich ihre Arbeiten häufig auf Augenhöhe mit der künstlerischen Avantgarde der Zeit befanden. Winsor McCay nahm ab 1905 den Surrealismus vorweg, so wie George Herriman in Krazy Kat ab 1913 Aspekte des Absurden Theaters etablierte. Cliff Sterretts Szenarien der späten 1920er-Jahre erinnern an expressionistische Stummfilme, während Frank O. King mit Gasoline Alley das Erzählen in Echtzeit probierte. Lyonel Feininger nicht zu vergessen, der 1906/07 mit zwei Comicserien seinen Weg zur künstlerischen Unabhängigkeit beschritt.

Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism

Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism

Paul Young
Rutgers University Press
256 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-8135-6381-7 (Paperback)
~$ 27,95
Juni 2016

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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, writer-artist Frank Miller turned Daredevil from a tepid-selling comic into an industry-wide success story, doubling its sales within three years. Lawyer by day and costumed vigilante by night, the character of Daredevil was the perfect vehicle for the explorations of heroic ideals and violence that would come to define Miller’s work. Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism is both a rigorous study of Miller’s artistic influences and innovations and a reflection on how his visionary work on Daredevil impacted generations of comics publishers, creators, and fans. Paul Young explores the accomplishments of Miller the writer, who fused hardboiled crime stories with superhero comics, while reimagining Kingpin (a classic Spider-Man nemesis), recuperating the half-baked villain Bullseye, and inventing a completely new kind of Daredevil villain in Elektra. Yet, he also offers a vivid appreciation of the indelible panels drawn by Miller the artist, taking a fresh look at his distinctive page layouts and lines.

Visualizing Jewish Narrative

Good Grief! Children and Comics: A Collection of Companion Essays

Michelle Ann Abate und Joe Sutliff Sanders (Hrsg.)
The Ohio State University Libraries
141 Seiten
DOI: 10.18061/1811/77539
Free Access
Juni 2016

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With original essays examining everything from Little Nemo to Calvin and Hobbes, from Batman to the Lumberjanes, from Bone to Maus, this collection of companion essays is your online introduction to the larger questions and contexts of the groundbreaking new exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum (part of the Ohio State University Libraries).

Manga Vision

Manga Vision:
Cultural and Communicative Perspectives

Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou und Cathy Sell (Hrsg.), Artworks von Queenie Chan
Monash University Publishing
302 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-925377-06-4 (Paperback)
~$ 49,95
Juni 2016

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Manga Vision examines cultural and communicative aspects of Japanese comics, drawing together scholars from Japan, Australia and Europe working in areas as diverse as cultural studies, linguistics, education, music, art, anthropology, and translation, to explore the influence of manga in Japan and worldwide via translation, OEL manga and fan engagement. The volume includes a mix of theoretical, methodological, empirical and professional practice-based chapters, examining manga from both academic and artistic perspectives. Manga Vision also provides the reader with a multimedia experience, featuring original artwork by Australian manga artist Queenie Chan, cosplay photographs, and an online supplement offering musical compositions inspired by manga, and downloadable manga-related teaching resources.

Monitor 24: Neue Publikationen 2016

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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Gus Dirks

Gus Dirks:
Käfer, Kunst & Kummer

Tim Eckhorst
Christian A. Bachmann
102 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-941030-23-7 (Paperback)
~€ 16,00
Mai 2016
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Gus Dirks, der jüngere Bruder von Rudolph Dirks, dem Zeichner der Katzenjammer Kids, wird um 1900 bekannt als Zeichner von Bugville. Tim Eckhorst erzählt Dirks Leben von der Auswanderung der Eltern in die USA bis zu seinem Suizid 1902, der seinem Leben ein frühzeitiges Ende setzte.

Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studies

Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studies:
History, Pedagogy, Theory

Lynn M. Kutch (Hrsg.)
Rowman & Littlefield
300 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-4985-2622-7 (Hardcover)
~$ 95,00
Juni 2016
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Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studies: History, Pedagogy, Theory gathers an international team of contributors from two continents whose innovative scholarship demonstrates a regard for comics and graphic novels as works of art in their own right. The contributions serve as models for further research that will continue to define the relationship between comics and other traditional “high art” forms, such as literature and the visual arts. Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studies is the first English-language anthology that focuses exclusively on the graphic texts of German-speaking countries. In its breadth, this book functions as an important resource in a limited pool of critical works on German-language comics and graphic novels. The individual chapters differ significantly from one another in methodology, subject matter, and style. Taken together, however, they present a cross-section of comics and graphic novel scholarship being performed in North America and Europe today. Moreover, they help to secure a place for these works in a globalized culture of comics. This volume’s contributors have helped create a new critical language within which this rapidly expanding medium can be read and interpreted.

The Greatest Comic Book of All Time

The Greatest Comic Book of All Time:
Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books

Bart Beaty and Benjamin Woo (Hrsg.)
Palgrave MacMillan
156 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-137-56196-1 (Hardcover)
~€ 52,73
April 2016
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Bart Beaty and Benjamin Woo work to historicize why it is that certain works or creators have come to define the notion of a „quality comic book,“ while other works and creators have been left at the fringes of critical analysis.

Graphic Borders

Graphic Borders:
Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future

Frederick Luis Aldama und Christopher González (Hrsg.)
University of Texas Press
316 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-4773-0915-5 (Paperback)
~$ 29,95
April 2016
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Graphic Borders presents the most thorough exploration of comics by and about Latinos currently available. Thirteen essays and one interview by eminent and rising scholars of comics bring to life this exciting graphic genre that conveys the distinctive and wide-ranging experiences of Latinos in the United States. The contributors’ exhilarating excavations delve into the following areas: comics created by Latinos that push the boundaries of generic conventions; Latino comic book author-artists who complicate issues of race and gender through their careful reconfigurations of the body; comic strips; Latino superheroes in mainstream comics; and the complex ways that Latino superheroes are created and consumed within larger popular cultural trends. Taken as a whole, the book unveils the resplendent riches of comics by and about Latinos and proves that there are no limits to the ways in which Latinos can be represented and imagined in the world of comics.

Visualizing Jewish Narrative

Visualizing Jewish Narrative:
Jewish Comics and Graphic Novels

Derek Parker Royal (Hrsg.)
Bloomsbury Academy
320 Seiten
ISBN: 9-781-4742-4881-5 (Hardcover)
~ £64,99
Mai 2016
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Examining a wide range of comics and graphic novels – including works by creators such as Will Eisner, Leela Corman, Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Sarah Glidden and Joe Sacco – this book explores how comics writers and artists have tackled major issues of Jewish identity and culture. With chapters written by leading and emerging scholars in contemporary comic book studies, Visualizing Jewish Narrative highlights the ways in which Jewish comics have handled such topics as: Biography, autobiography, and Jewish identity; Gender and sexuality; Genre – from superheroes to comedy; The Holocaust; The Israel-Palestine conflict; Sources in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish myth.

The Mythology of the Superhero

The Mythology of the Superhero

Andrew R. Bahlmann
Mc Farland
216 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-4766-6248-0 (Paperback)
~$ 35,00
April 2016
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Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos. The author examines the myth in several narratives—including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Arrow and Beowulf—and discusses such diverse characters as Batman, Wolverine, Invincible and John Constantine.

Monitor 23: Neue Publikationen 2016

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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

The Journal of Comics and Culture

The Journal of Comics and Culture, Vol. 1

Jonathan Gray (Hrsg.)
Pace University Press
226 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-9619518-5-6
~$ 32,00
April 2016
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The Journal of Comics and Culture studies the comic and the rapidly evolving medium of the graphic novel and its connection to the wider world of popular culture. Original monographs, research, history, book reviews, and analysis reflect the innovative creative talents in the field, ground-breaking works, and how comics and the graphic novel both reflect and inform American culture. In the past 40 years comics have moved from occupying a decidedly lowbrow niche at the margins of pop culture to the center of the popular and critical imagination. Comics—a catch-all term that encompasses monthly comic books, graphic novels and web comics—are embedded in, relate to and comment upon other forms of media like film, painting, and the novel.

The Caped Crusade

The Caped Crusade:
Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

Glen Weldon
Simon & Schuster
336 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-47675-669-1
~$ 26,00
März 2016
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Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night. For more than three quarters of a century, he has cycled from a figure of darkness to one of lightness and back again; he’s a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes on the various meanings our changing culture projects onto him. How we perceive Batman’s character, whether he’s delivering dire threats in a raspy Christian Bale growl or trading blithely homoerotic double-entendres with partner Robin on the comics page, speaks to who we are and how we wish to be seen by the world. It’s this endlessly mutable quality that has made him so enduring. In The Caped Crusade, with humor and insight, Glen Weldon, book critic for NPR and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, lays out Batman’s seventy-eight-year cultural history and shows how he has helped make us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong.

Marvel Comics into Film

Marvel Comics into Film;
Essays on Adaptations Since the 1940s

Matthew J. McEniry, Robert Moses Peaslee und Robert G. Weiner (Hrsg.)
McFarland
280 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-7864-4304-8
~$ 35,00
März 2016
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Marvel Studios’ approach to its Cinematic Universe—beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)—has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen. This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non–U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films that feature characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. Films analyzed include Transformers (1986), Howard the Duck (1986), Blade (1998), Planet Hulk (2010), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013), Elektra (2005), the Conan the Barbarian franchise (1982–1990), Ultimate Avengers (2006) and Ghost Rider (2007).

Exploring Canadian Identities in Canadian Comics

Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (43.1):
Exploring Canadian Identities in Canadian Comics

Chris Reyns-Chikuma und Gail de Vos (Hrsg.)
University of Alberta
193 Seiten
ISSN: 1913-9659
März 2016
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Canadian comic artists are well known beyond our borders from Joe Shuster, the creator of “Superman”—who, like Hal Foster, the re-creator of “Tarzan”, was born in Canada but left early for the US, to contemporary award winning comics artists such as Seth, Chester Brown, Guy Delisle, and Julie Doucet who often remain in Canada to create their works. (Weiter zur „Introduction“)

No Laughing Matter

No Laughing Matter:
Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity

Angela Rosenthal, David Bindman und Adrian W. B. Randolph (Hrsg.)
University Press of New England
328 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-61168-821-4
~€ 45,00
Dezember 2015
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In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, this collection—which gathers scholars in the fields of race, ethnicity, and humor—seems especially urgent. Inspired by Denmark’s Muhammad cartoons controversy, the contributors inquire into the role that racial and ethnic stereotypes play in visual humor and the thin line that separates broad characterization as a source of humor from its power to shock or exploit. The authors investigate the ways in which humor is used to demean or give identity to racial, national, or ethnic groups and explore how humor works differently in different media, such as cartoons, photographs, film, video, television, and physical performance.

Comics as Scholarship

Digital Humanities Quarterly (9.4):
Comics as Scholarship

Roger Todd Whitson (Hrsg.)
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
7 Beiträge
Open access
Dezember 2015
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As you explore the diverse works included in this collection, we invite you particularly to consider the scholarly process that is on display and the opportunities we have in the digital humanities to embrace and refine these processes. Each work represents the different strengths of its author(s) in modality, use of original and remixed imagery, and textual methods. These works only display a small section of what is possible in the broad realm that can be analyzed as sequential art or comics. The history of humanities computing, broadly construed, is filled with multimodal works: however, we are still at our infancy in truly building spaces that are receptive to new methods, with systems of peer review that encourage innovation and experimentation. The challenges we faced in constructing this issue are a reminder that while the academic essay and monograph are entrenched structures with strong institutional support, the scholarly multimedia text is still emerging. (Weiter zur „Introduction“)

Monitor 22: Neue Publikationen 2016

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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives.

Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives

Chris Foss, Jonathan W. Gray und Zach Whalen (Hrsg.)
Palgrave MacMillan
216 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-137-50111-0
~$ 84,99
Februar 2016
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As there has yet to be any substantial scrutiny of the complex confluences a more sustained dialogue between disability studies and comics studies might suggest, Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives aims through its broad range of approaches and focus points to explore this exciting subject in productive and provocative ways.

Openness of Comics

Openness of Comics. Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Maaheen Ahmed
University Press of Mississippi
224 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-49680-593-5
~$ 60,00
April 2016
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Never before have comics seemed so popular or diversified, proliferating across a broad spectrum of genres, experimenting with a variety of techniques, and gaining recognition as a legitimate, rich form of art. Maaheen Ahmed examines this trend by taking up philosopher Umberto Eco’s notion of the open work of art, whereby the reader–or listener or viewer, as the case may be–is offered several possibilities of interpretation in a cohesive narrative and aesthetic structure. Ahmed delineates the visual, literary, and other medium-specific features used by comics to form open rather than closed works, methods by which comics generate or limit meaning as well as increase and structure the scope of reading into a work.

Reading Art Spiegelman

Reading Art Spiegelman

Philip Smith
Routledge
148 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-138956-76-6
~£ 90,90
Februar 2016
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The horror of the Holocaust lies not only in its brutality but in its scale and logistics; it depended upon the machinery and logic of a rational, industrialised, and empirically organised modern society. The central thesis of this book is that Art Spiegelman’s comics all identify deeply-rooted madness in post-Enlightenment society. Spiegelman maintains, in other words, that the Holocaust was not an aberration, but an inevitable consequence of modernisation. In service of this argument, Smith offers a reading of Spiegelman’s comics, with a particular focus on his three main collections: Breakdowns (1977 and 2008), Maus (1980 and 1991), and In the Shadow of No Towers (2004). He draws upon a taxonomy of terms from comic book scholarship, attempts to theorize madness (including literary portrayals of trauma), and critical works on Holocaust literature.

Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs

„How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?“
Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs

Tahneer Oksman
Columbia University Press
296 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-231172-75-2
~€ 30,00
Februar 2016
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American comics reflect the distinct sensibilities and experiences of the Jewish American men who played an outsized role in creating them, but what about the contributions of Jewish women? Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a remarkable connection between innovations in modes of graphic storytelling and the unstable, contradictory, and ambiguous figurations of the Jewish self in the postmodern era. Oksman isolates the dynamic Jewishness that connects each frame in the autobiographical comics of Aline Kominsky Crumb, Vanessa Davis, Miss Lasko-Gross, Lauren Weinstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Libicki, and Liana Finck.

The Joker

The Joker. A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Moses Peaslee und Robert G. Weiner (Hrsg.)
University Press of Mississippi
288 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-4968-0781-6
~€ 30,00
Februar 2016
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Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.

Investigating Lois Lane

Investigating Lois Lane. The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter

Tim Hanley
Chicago review Press
288 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-613-73332-5
~$ 18,95
März 2016
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In a universe full of superheroes, Lois Lane has fought for truth and justice for over 75 years on page and screen without a cape or tights. From her creation by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938 to her forthcoming appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, from helming her own comic book for twenty-six years to appearing in animated serials, live-action TV shows, and full-length movies, Lois Lane has been a paragon of journalistic integrity and the paramour of the world’s strongest superhero. But her history is one of constant tension. From her earliest days, Lois yearned to make the front page of the Daily Planet, but was held back by her damsel-in-distress role. When she finally became an ace reporter, asinine lessons and her tumultuous romance with Superman dominated her storylines for decades and relegated her journalism to the background. Through it all, Lois remained a fearless and ambitious character, and today she is a beloved icon and an inspiration to many. Though her history is often troubling, Lois’s journey, as revealed in Investigating Lois Lane, showcases her ability to always escape the gendered limitations of each era and of the superhero genre as a whole.

Monitor 21: Neue Publikationen 2016

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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Reading Graphic Novels.

Reading Graphic Novels.
Genre and Narration

Achim Hescher
De Gruyter
219 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-11-044594-7
~€ 69,95
Februar 2016
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Distinguishing the graphic novel from other types of comic books has presented problems due to the fuzziness of category boundaries. Against the backdrop of prototype theory, the author establishes the graphic novel as a genre whose core feature is complexity, which again is defined by seven gradable subcategories: 1) multilayered plot and narration, 2) multireferential use of color, 3) complex text-image relation, 4) meaning-enhancing panel design and layout, 5) structural performativity, 6) references to texts/media, and 7) self-referential and metafictional devices. Regarding the subcategory of narration, the existence of a narrator as known from classical narratology can no longer be assumed. In addition, conventional focalization cannot account for two crucial parameters of the comics image: what is shown (point of view, including mise en scène) and what is seen (character perception). On the basis of François Jost’s concepts of ocularization and focalization, this book presents an analytical framework for graphic novels beyond conventional narratology and finally discusses aspects of subjectivity, a focal paradigm in the latest research. It is intended for advanced students of literature, scholars, and comics experts.

Metamedialität und Materialität im Comic

Metamedialität und Materialität im Comic. Zeitungscomic – Comicheft – Comicbuch

Christian A. Bachmann
Bachmann Verlag
290 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-941030-65-7
~€ 39,90
Februar 2016
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Wie alle Veröffentlichungen unterliegen Comics medialen Bedingungen, die sich direkt und indirekt auf ihre Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten auswirken. So präsentiert sich der Zeitungsstrip auf der Seite als Ganzes, während das Comicheft längere zusammenhängende Bildsequenzen auf Seiten auf- und verteilt, die die Kulturpraxis des Blätterns voraussetzen. Das Buch erscheint als dreidimensionales Objekt, das Comics außer gewisser sozialer Implikationen auch weitreichende gestalterische Möglichkeiten eröffnet. Comicautorinnen und -autoren reflektieren diese Bedingungen und machen sie nicht selten zum Gegenstand metamedialer Werke. Dabei werden die materiellen Eigenschaften der Trägermedien oftmals nicht nur thematisiert, sondern selbst zu Zeichen in einem hybriden semiotischen Gefüge. Raues Papier, ungewöhnliche Heftformate und bedruckte Buchdeckelkanten sind dann nicht bloß dekoratives Beiwerk oder gar paratextuelle Beliebigkeiten, sondern Elemente ästhetischer Strategien, die eines Zugangs jenseits der etablierten Interpretationsansätze bedürfen.

Comic-Pioniere

Comic-Pioniere. Die deutschen Comic-Künstler der 1950er Jahre

Reginald Rosenfeldt
Bachmann Verlag
294 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-941030-63-3
~€ 25,00
Februar 2016
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Die Comics verdanken ihre ungeheure Beliebtheit in den Nachkriegsjahren einigen wenigen Talenten. Nie mehr war das Angebot der Bildergeschichten so vielfältig wie in den 1950er und 1960er Jahren, denn es erfüllte den Hauptpart der trivialen Unterhaltungsmedien. Die Ausnahmekünstler, deren Biografien in diesem Buch dargestellt sind, schufen nicht nur bis heute unvergessene Werke und Figuren, sondern legten damit den Grundstein für die spätere Entwicklung des Comics in Deutschland. Vorgestellt werden Klaus Dill, Johannes Eduard Hegenbarth (Hannes Hegen), Wilhelm Hermann ›Bob‹ Heinz, Walter Kellermann, Willi Kohlhoff, Roland Kohlsaat, Helmut Nickel, Manfred Schmidt und Hansrudi Wäscher.

Comiczeichnen

Comiczeichnen. Figurationen einer ästhetischen Praxis

Lino Wirag
Bachmann Verlag
276 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-941030-67-1
~€ 36,00
Februar 2016
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Comiczeichnen ist eine kreative Praxis, in der hochspezialisierte körperlich-zeichnerische und intellektuell-kreative Fähigkeiten und Techniken zusammenspielen. Die Comicgeschichte hat immer wieder einzigartige Zeugnisse dieser Kulturtechnik hinterlassen: Skizzen, Studien, Skripte, getuschte Originalseiten und natürlich digitale Daten.
Wie aber sind diese Spuren der ästhetischen Produktion zu lesen? Und wie können kreative Praxisprozesse überhaupt beschrieben werden? Damit beschäftigt sich die Comicentwurfsforschung, deren Aufgaben und Herausforderungen im vorliegenden Band erstmals skizziert werden. Darüber hinaus untersucht das Buch verschiedene Figurationen des Comiczeichnens, an denen sichtbar wird, welche metaphorischen, narrativen oder diagrammatischen Verfahren aufgesucht werden, um komplexe Praktiken wie das Comiczeichnen zu kommunizieren. Dabei werden Kreativitäts-, Handlungs- und Erkenntnistheorie zu einem neuartigen Blick auf Produktionsästhetik verbunden. In Exkursen untersucht der Band außerdem die Ästhetik des Comicentwurfs aus einer phänomenologisch inspirierten Perspektive und erläutert die sozioökonomische Situation zeitgenössischer Comicproduzenten. Die zahlreichen Abbildungen gestatten dabei einen Blick in die Werkstätten von namhaften Comiczeichnern wie Hergé, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman oder Flix.

The New Mutants

The New Mutants. Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

Ramzi Fawaz
NYU Press
368 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-479-82308-6
~$ 29,00
Januar 2016
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In The New Mutants, Ramzi Fawaz draws upon queer theory to tell the story of these monstrous fantasy figures and how they grapple with radical politics from Civil Rights and The New Left to Women’s and Gay Liberation Movements. Through a series of comic book case studies – including The Justice League of America, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, and The New Mutants –alongside late 20th century fan writing, cultural criticism, and political documents, Fawaz reveals how the American superhero modeled new forms of social belonging that counterculture youth would embrace in the 1960s and after. The New Mutants provides the first full-length study to consider the relationship between comic book fantasy and radical politics in the modern United States.

Disaster Drawn

Disaster Drawn. Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form

Hillary L. Chute
Harvard University Press
376 Seiten
ISBN 978-0-67450-451-6
~€ 35,00
Januar 2016
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In hard-hitting accounts of Auschwitz, Bosnia, Palestine, and Hiroshima’s Ground Zero, comics display a stunning capacity to bear witness to trauma. Investigating how hand-drawn comics has come of age as a serious medium for engaging history, Disaster Drawn explores the ways graphic narratives by diverse artists, including Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco, document the disasters of war. Hillary L. Chute explains how the form of comics—its collection of frames—lends itself to historical narrative. By interlacing multiple temporalities over the space of the page or panel, comics can place pressure on conventional notions of causality. Aggregating and accumulating frames of information, comics calls attention to itself as evidence. Disaster Drawn demonstrates why, even in the era of photography and film, people understand hand-drawn images to be among the most powerful forms of historical witness.

Monitor 20: Neue Publikationen 2015/16

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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Comic – Film – Gender

Comic – Film – Gender
Zur (Re-)Medialisierung von Geschlecht im Comicfilm

Véronique Sina
Transcript
304 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-8376-3336-8
~€ 34,99
Februar 2016
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Welche Rolle spielt die Kategorie Gender für die Konstitution von Comic und Film? Véronique Sina geht dieser Frage anhand ausgewählter Comic- und Filmbeispiele wie Frank Millers »Sin City«, Enki Bilals »Immortel (ad vitam)« oder Matthew Vaughns »Kick-Ass« nach. Auf Basis einer detailreichen, vergleichenden Analyse beider Medien entwickelt sie das Konzept des performativen Comicfilms und verdeutlicht dabei gleichzeitig, wie sich Comic, Film und Gender wechselseitig generieren und produktiv aufeinander einwirken. Mit dieser Fokussierung auf die reziproke Beziehung der Performativität von Gender sowie der Medialität des Performativen leistet die Studie einen wichtigen Beitrag zu den Gender-Media Studies.

The Visual Narrative Reader

The Visual Narrative Reader

Neil Cohn (Hg.)
Bloomsbury
375 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-47257-790-0
~£ 75.00
Januar 2016
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Sequential images are as natural at conveying narratives as verbal language, and have appeared throughout human history, from cave paintings and tapestries right through to modern comics. Contemporary research on this visual language of sequential images has been scattered across several fields: linguistics, psychology, anthropology, art education, comics studies, and others. Only recently has this disparate research begun to be incorporated into a coherent understanding. In The Visual Narrative Reader, Neil Cohn collects chapters that cross these disciplinary divides from many of the foremost international researchers who explore fundamental questions about visual narratives.

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Monitor 19: 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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Comics und Graphic Novels. Eine Einführung

Comics und Graphic Novels
Eine Einführung

Julia Abel und Christian Klein (Hg.)
J.B. Metzler
344 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-476-02553-1
~€ 24,95
Dezember 2015
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Diese Einführung liefert einen Überblick über die historisch-kulturellen, theoretischen und analytischen Dimensionen der Beschäftigung mit Comics und Graphic Novels und ist dabei gleichermaßen systematisch wie praxisbezogen ausgerichtet. So informieren ausgewiesene Experten in Einzelbeiträgen etwa über medientheoretische Aspekte, Fragen der besonderen Produktion, Distribution und Rezeption von Comics, über zentrale Genres und ihre Klassiker und stellen ein handhabbares Instrumentarium zur Comic-Analyse vor. Abgerundet wird der Band durch Ausführungen zu Web-Comics und zu Institutionen der Comic-Forschung, durch ein Glossar und kommentierte Hinweise zur Fachliteratur bei jedem Beitrag.

Mit Beiträgen der ComFor-MitgliederInnen Jochen Ecke, Barbara Eder, Lukas Etter, Ole Frahm, Björn Hammel, Matthias Harbeck, Marie Schröer und Daniel Stein.

Identitätsentwürfe comiczeichnender Jugendlicher

Identitätsentwürfe comiczeichnender Jugendlicher

Katharina Küstner
Kopaed
279 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-86736-141-5
~$ 19,80
Dezember 2015
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Der Comic ist für die Jugendlichen eine Kunstform, in der eine experimentelle Identitätssuche stattfinden kann, die in ganz konkreten Interaktionen inszeniert wird. In ihren fiktionalen narrativen Entwürfen und in der »Logik der Bilder« gestalten und variieren sie lebensweltliche Zusammenhänge. Im Comic kann einer identitären Suchbewegung mit der gezeichneten Bildgeschichte Ausdruck verliehen werden. Dabei zeugen die Arbeiten der Jugendlichen von einer Auseinandersetzung mit medialen oder fiktiven Vorbildern. Durch Zuspitzung, Karikierung oder Ironisierung werden Figuren und Situationen charakterisiert und Identitätsentwürfe auch über die Gestaltung von Alteritäten entwickelt. Selbstpositionierungen werden in den Zeichnungen erprobt und in den Rollenentwürfen der Charaktere des Comics ausgehandelt. Die Szene der Comiczeichner_innen wird dabei zur sekundären Sozialisationsinstanz für die Jugendlichen

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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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> 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
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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
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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.

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Monitor 17: 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 redaktion@comicgesellschaft.de. -> Zu früheren Monitoren.

Comics and Power

Comics and Power
Representing and Questioning Culture, Subjects and Communities

Rikke Platz Cortsen, Erin La Cour und Anne Magnussen (Hg.)
Cambridge Scholars Publising
355 Seiten
ISBN: 978-1-4438-7086-3
~£ 52.99
Februar 2015
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Many introductions to comics scholarship books begin with an anecdote recounting the author’s childhood experiences reading comics, thereby testifying to the power of comics to engage and impact youth, but comics and power are intertwined in a numbers of ways that go beyond concern for children’s reading habits. Comics and Power presents very different methods of studying the complex and diverse relationship between comics and power. Divided into three sections, its 14 chapters discuss how comics interact with, reproduce, and/or challenge existing power structures – from the comics medium and its institutions to discourses about art, subjectivity, identity, and communities. The contributors and their work, as such, represent a new generation of comics research that combines the study of comics as a unique art form with a focus on the ways in which comics – like any other medium – participate in shaping the societies of which they are part.

Comics and the World Wars

Comics and the World Wars
A Cultural Record

Jane L. Chapman et al. (Hg.)
Palgrave MacMillan
240 Seiten
ISBN 978-1-1372-7371-0
~£ 60,00
Juli 2015
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Comics and the World Wars argues for the use of comics as a primary source by offering a highly original argument that such examples produced during the World Wars act as a cultural record. Recuperating currently unknown or neglected strips, this work demonstrates how these can be used for the study of both world wars. Representing the fruits of over five years team research, this book reveals how sequential illustrated narratives used humour as a coping mechanism and a way to criticise authority, promoted certain forms of behaviour and discouraged others, represented a deliberately inclusive educational strategy for reading wartime content, and became a barometer for contemporary popular thinking.

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