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Comics Studies

A Guidebook

Charles Hatfield (editor) Bart Beaty (editor)

ISBN: 9780813591414

Publication Date: Aug 2020

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Offers a rich but concise introduction to this multifaceted field, authored by leading experts in multiple disciplines. The book opens diverse entryways to comics studies, including history, form, audiences, genre, and cultural, industrial, and economic contexts.
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In the twenty-first century, the field of comics studies has exploded. Scholarship on graphic novels, comic books, comic strips, webcomics, manga, and all forms of comic art has grown at a dizzying pace, with new publications, institutions, and courses springing up everywhere. The field crosses disciplinary and cultural borders and brings together myriad traditions. Comics Studies: A Guidebook offers a rich but concise introduction to this multifaceted field, authored by leading experts in multiple disciplines. It opens diverse entryways to comics studies, including history, form, audiences, genre, and cultural, industrial, and economic contexts. An invaluable one-stop resource for veteran and new comics scholars alike, this Guidebook represents the state of the art in contemporary comics scholarship.

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With Comic Studies: A Guidebook, Charles Hatfield and Bart Beaty (both top of their game) bring together a dream team of top researchers to produce a foundational collection that is going to be a cornerstone for all future research in this field. Each essay is not only encyclopedic in its synthesis of existing research but expands our knowledge of comics history and our conceptual understanding of how comics operates as an industry, as a set of social practices, as a confluence of genres, as a readership, and as an array of formal practices." –Henry Jenkins, author of Comics and Stuff
Illustrations 28 colour images
Pages 336
Dimensions 235 x 156 x 41
Date Published 30 Aug 2020
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Literary studies: general   Art forms   Anthologies (non-poetry)   Media studies   Popular culture   Fiction   Illustration & commercial art  
Introduction - Bart Beaty and Charles Hatfield
Part I : Histories
1. Comic Strips - Ian Gordon
2. Comic Books - Charles Hatfield
3. Underground and Alternative Comics - Roger Sabin
4. European Traditions - Bart Beaty
5. Manga - Frenchy Lunning
6. The Graphic Novel - Isaac Cates
Part II : Cultures
7. Comics Industries - Matthew P. McAllister and Brian MacAuley
8. Readers, Audiences, and Fans - Benjamin Woo
9. Children and Comics - Philip Nel
10. Difference - Theresa Tensuan
Part III : Forms
11. Cartooning - Andrei Molotiu
12. Design in Comics: Panels and Pages - Martha Kuhlman
13. Words and Images - Jan Baetens
Part IV : Genres
14. Superheroes - Marc Singer
15. Autographics - Gillian Whitlock
16. Girls, Women, and Comics - Mel Gibson
17. Digital Comics - Darren Wershler, Kalervo Sinervo, and Shannon Tien
Time Line of Selected Events
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Notes on the Contributors
Index
Charles Hatfield is the author of Alternative Comics (UP of Mississippi, 2005) and Hand of Fire (UP of Mississippi, 2011), and curated the exhibition Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby (2015). He has chaired the International Comic Arts Forum and the MLA Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives, and cofounded the Comics Studies Society.

Bart Beaty is the author, editor, and translator of more than twenty books in the field of comics studies, including Twelve Cent Archie (Rutgers UP, 2015) and Comics versus Art (University of Toronto Press, 2012). He is the General Editor of the Critical Survey of Graphic Novels (Salem, 2012; revised 2018-2019) and is the lead researcher on the What Were Comics? project.

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