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

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker is one of the most recognizable sequential art characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on ... More


Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Hannah Miodrag

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

It has become an axiom in comic studies that “comics is a language, not a genre.” But what exactly does that mean, and how is discourse on the form both aided and hindered by thinking of it in ... More


The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Daniel Worden (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early graphic short stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Goražde (2000), ... More


From Who-ville to Hereville: Integrating Graphic Novels into an Undergraduate Children’s Literature Course

Gwen Athene Tarbox

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter sets out a model for comics studies instruction that the author developed for use in ENGL 3830, Literature for the Intermediate Reader, a children's literature survey course offered at ... More


Reflections

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

These concluding remarks expand on the significance of the definition of Gothic for Girls and consider what Misty can tell us about current approaches to critical theory, gender studies and comics ... More


A Once and Future Pedagogy

Susan E. Kirtley, Antero Garcia, and Peter E. Carlson

in With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826046
eISBN:
9781496826039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826046.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter the editors offer an overview of the need for a comics pedagogy and center the work of this volume’s scholarship within traditions of comic studies, critical theory, and curriculum ... More


Comic Art Research: Achievements, Shortcomings, and Remedies

John A. Lent

in With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826046
eISBN:
9781496826039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826046.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In his review of the burgeoning Comics Studies field, John Lent reminds us that there are tremendous areas of scholarship still waiting to be excavated. His is a vision of further growth through ... More


Misunderstanding Comics

Johnathan Flowers

in With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826046
eISBN:
9781496826039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826046.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter, Jonathan Flowers offers an important critique of some of the foundational tenets of comics studies and questions the epistemological grounding on which our pedagogies stand. By ... More


Comics and the U.S. South

Brannon Costello and Qiana J. Whitted (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book offers a wide-ranging assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the ... More


Steamboat’s America

Brian Cremins

in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Steamboat, Billy Batson’s friend and valet, was a stereotypical African American character who appeared in Fawcett’s comic books until 1945, when a group of New York City middle school students ... More


The Supervillain Reader

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

It’s been argued that every good superhero needs an equally compelling supervillain. The Supervillain Reader sheds light on why “it’s all about the villain.” The editors have assembled a collection ... More


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