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Jumping Publics: Egyptian Fictions of the Digital Age

Brian T. Edwards

in After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As the Tahrir Square uprisings of 2011 grew, the US narrative about the Arab world changed quickly, moving from old fashioned Orientalism to embrace a young revolution (Arab Spring) and a focus on ... More


Conclusion: The Victorian Graphic Classics—Heir of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Catherine J. Golden

in Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062297
eISBN:
9780813053189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062297.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conclusion looks forward from the Victorian illustrated book to the “graphic classics,” a form of modern popular culture that is arguably the heir of the Victorian illustrated book. Canonical ... More


“Once Upon a Time this was a True Story”: Indigenous Peoples Graphic Novels and Orature

Jessica Langston (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter addresses the relative paucity of comics work done, until recently, on and by First Peoples. It focuses especially on conics work by First Peoples artists, arguing that a key reason ... More


Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Jeff McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, this book addresses two questions: which philosophical insights, concepts, and tools can shed light on the graphic novel? And how can the graphic novel cast ... More


Introduction

Gwen Athene Tarbox and Michelle Ann Abate

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/9781496811677.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the varied landscape of contemporary children's and young adult literature. The closing decades of the twentieth century and the opening years of ... More


Introduction: What Is It Like to Be a Graphic Novel?1

Jeff McLaughlin

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introductory chapter discusses how graphic novels can make the serious amusing, while philosophy can make the amusing serious. Individuals, be they philosophers or poets, can assign words that ... More


Philosophy in the Bargain: A Contract with God (1978) by Will Eisner

Jarkko Tuusvuori

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explains how Will Eisner's A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories (1978) reshaped its medium as suitable for mature reflection upon life, so much that the received term “comic ... More


Moving from the Margins: Confronting the Hypersexualization of Asian American Females in Graphic Fiction

Mary J. Henderson Couzelis

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines how Asian American young girls are represented in male-authored and female-authored graphic texts. Although the two Asian American male-authored texts discussed in this chapter, ... More


There Is No Clash of Civilizations

Anne Norton

in On the Muslim Question

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that there is no “clash of civilizations,” noting that the West is now a place where Muslims are at home, and Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, and secularists ... More


Ray Fawkes’S Formal and Stylistic Shifts in the Field of Comic Book Production

Ruth-Elen St. Onge (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter applies Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of the field of literary production, as well as critical evaluations of contemporary graphic novels and comic books (McCloud, Hatfield), in order to ... More


Extraterrestrial Kafka: Ahead to the Graphic Novel

Henry Sussman

in Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232833
eISBN:
9780823241170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For Kafka, there is always something out of this world, meaning radically weird and inexhaustible, about Kafka that arrives in broad strokes and tiny splashes. Kafka was uncannily attuned to the ... More


How the Graphic Novel Changed American Comics

Stephen Weiner

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the influence of the graphic novel on American comics. It looks at two factors that indirectly led to the creation of the graphic novel in the 1970s and 1980s: the introduction ... More


Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Michael A. Chaney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines graphic novels to illustrate that in form and function they inform readers on how they ought to be read. The book's arguments result in an innovative analysis of the various ... More


Mirror, Mask, and Mise en Abyme in Autobiographical Graphic Novels

Michael A. Chaney

in Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter theorizes the form of autobiographical graphic novels as well as their formal unconscious by analyzing the significance of mirror scenes of subject formation and fragmentation in Marjane ... More


Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Catherine J. Golden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062297
eISBN:
9780813053189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian illustrated book is a genre that came into being, flourished, and evolved during the long nineteenth century and finds new expression in present-day graphic novel adaptations of ... More


Sita’s Ramayana’s Negotiation with an Indian Epic Picture Storytelling Tradition

Anuja Madan

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/9781496811677.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyzes Sita's Ramayana, a graphic novel published in 2011 by the Indian publisher Tara Books in partnership with Groundwood Books in the United States and Canada. Illustrated by Moyna ... More


Picture Games in Story Frames and the Play Spaces of Autography

Michael A. Chaney

in Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores puzzles and other ludic devices in Epileptic, Cancer Vixen, and Fun Home, asking what is produced when autobiographical graphic novels stop showing and telling and start ... More


How to Get through the Day with Pain and Sadness: Temporality and Disability in Graphic Novels

Shoshana Magnet and Amanda Watson

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Shoshana Magnet and Amanda Watson focus on two graphic memoirs, Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh, and Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person, by Miriam Engelberg. These comics, using text, images, and ... More


Love and Liberty: The Social Contract and V for Vendetta

Eric Bain-Selbo

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter demonstrates how the social contract theory is one of the most dominant ways in which political philosophy is done. At least one important objective of the contract is to use the power ... More


The Drama of Coming Out: Censorship and Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Eti Berland

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/9781496811677.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents a reading of Raina Telgemieier's Drama, a graphic novel that focuses on a whirlwind theatrical production in a middle school, as well as the emotional complications and romantic ... More


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