Tag: comics studies

Interview: Christopher Pizzino

Conducted by Pedro Moura Christopher Pizzino, Arresting Development: Comics at the Boundaries of Literature. University of Texas Press: Austin, TX: 2016. I have no doubt that Christopher Pizzino’s book, Arresting Development, will become a reference we will return to time

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Interview: Maaheen Ahmed

Conducted by Pedro Moura   Maaheen Ahmed, Openness of Comics. Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures. Jackson, MI: The University Press of Mississippi: 2016.   Maaheen Ahmed is a young, active, and promising comics scholar, whose output will undoubtedly become a

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Critical Takes: Studying Comics and Graphic Novels, by Karin Kukkonen

by Derek Royal Studying Comics and Graphic Novels, by Karin Kukkonen (Wiley-Blackwell) As instructors are increasingly using comics in the classroom — and especially as more college programs are devoting entire courses to comics studies — the need for a textbook introducing

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Interview: Karin Kukkonen

Conducted by Pedro Moura One of the things I try to keep up with is comics scholarship, and I am happy to see that it is becoming increasingly difficult. Around March and April this year, I had the chance of

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Critical Takes: Narrative Structure in Comics, by Barbara Postema

by Derek Royal Narrative Structure in Comics, by Barbara Postema (RIT Press) Over the past year there have been a number of studies focusing specifically on the formal properties of comics or the ways in which their stories are told. Texts such as

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Critical Takes: Comics and Narration, by Thierry Groensteen

By Derek Royal Comic and Narration, by Thierry Groensteen (University Press of Mississippi) In his seminal work, The System of Comics (2007, originally published as Systéme de la bande dessinée in 1999), Thierry Groensteen laid out his foundations for a comprehensive understanding of

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Critical Takes: Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books, by Jean-Paul Gabilliet

By Derek Royal In 2010, the University Press of Mississippi published a hardcover edition of Jean-Paul Gabilliet’s Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books. At a cost of $55.00 — which is more or less consistent with similar

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