Comics and the U S South

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Comics and the U S  South

Comics and the U.S. South offers a wide-ranging and long overdue 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 lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman’s Metropolis or Chris Ware’s Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small towns, and cities of the U.S. South, this collection critically examines the pulp genres associated with mainstream comic books alongside independent and alternative comics. Some essays seek to discover what Captain America can reveal about southern regionalism and how slave narratives can help us reread Swamp Thing; others examine how creators such as Walt Kelly (Pogo), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge) draw upon the unique formal properties of the comics to question and revise familiar narratives of race, class, and sexuality; and another considers how southern writer Randall Kenan adapted elements of comics form to prose fiction. With essays from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Comics and the U.S. South contributes to and also productively reorients the most significant and compelling conversations in both comics scholarship and in southern studies.

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Comics and the U.S. South
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Brannon Costello, Qiana J. Whitted
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-20 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Comics and the U.S. South offers a wide-ranging and long overdue 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 lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman’s Metropolis or Chris Ware’s Chicago
Comics and Stuff
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Henry Jenkins
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-14 - Publisher: NYU Press

Considers how comics display our everyday stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—as a way into understanding how we represent ourselves now For most of their history, comics were widely understood as disposable—you read them and discarded them, and the pulp paper they were printed on decomposed over time. Today, comic books have
The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Sharon Monteith
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-19 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Featuring essays written by an international team of experts, this Companion maps the dynamic literary landscape of the American South.
Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Brian Cremins
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-03 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Billy Batson discovers a secret in a forgotten subway tunnel. There the young man meets a wizard who offers a precious gift: a magic word that will transform the newsboy into a hero. When Billy says, "Shazam!," he becomes Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal, one of the most popular
The Life and Comics of Howard Cruse
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Andrew J. Kunka
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-10 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The Life and Comics of Howard Cruse tells the remarkable story of how a self-described “preacher’s kid” from Birmingham, Alabama, became the so-called “Godfather of Gay Comics.” This study showcases a remarkable fifty-year career that included working in the 1970s underground comics scene, becoming founding editor of the groundbreaking anthology