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Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Boys Love (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female ... More


Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

David S. Roh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695751
eISBN:
9781452953670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the cultural value of illegal works that violate the copyrights of popular fiction? Why do they persist despite clear, stringent intellectual property laws? Drawing upon the disciplines of ... More


An Extension of Some Theoretical Propositions

Thierry Groensteen

in Comics and Narration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037702
eISBN:
9781621039396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter deals with three new branches of graphic literature: children’s comics, manga, (particularly shōjo manga), and interactive digital comics. It first provides an overview of the ... More


Low Humor/High Drama, The Two Faces of Adult Comics

Natsu Onoda Power

in God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732207
eISBN:
9781604734782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732207.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Some of Osamu Tezuka’s most critically acclaimed works are comics for adults, even as he initially caused a decline in adult-targeted comics early in his career. Adult comics suffered from lack of ... More


God of Comics, Master of Quotations

Natsu Onoda Power

in God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732207
eISBN:
9781604734782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732207.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In Osamu Tezuka’s comics, various art forms, cultural products, and social and cultural discourses function as powerful intertexts with a set of meanings and histories. Tezuka’s works were ... More


Shakespeare and The Comic Book

Michael P. Jensen

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter first reviews that comics have ever been envisaged as a pedagogical tool in the teaching of literature. It also explains the choices about dialogue and visuals in comics based on ... More


Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives

Monica Chiu (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139385
eISBN:
9789888313242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between “Asian” and “American.” ... More


(Re)Collecting Vietnam: Vietnamization, Soldier Remorse, and Marvel Comics

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139385
eISBN:
9789888313242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139385.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Cathy Schlund-Vials examines how two issues of Spiderman recount and thus re-imagine (visually) the consequences of an American policy of Vietnamization instigated by President Nixon. In Nixon’s ... More


The Awesome and Mundane Adventures of Flor de Manila y San Francisco

Catherine Ceniza Choy

in Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139385
eISBN:
9789888313242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139385.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In chapter 10, Catherine Ceniza Choy offers a close reading of Jenifer K Wofford’s 2008 graphic novel and kiosk poster project Flor de Manila y San Francisco in the historical and contemporary ... More


The “Japaneseness” of OEL Manga: On Japanese American Comics Artists and Manga Style

Angela Moreno Acosta

in Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139385
eISBN:
9789888313242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139385.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While Asian American graphic artists often grapple with the politics of identity, as iterated throughout this collection, Acosta argues that OEL manga, an amalgamation of Asian American and Japanese ... More


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