The Routledge Companion to Comics (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions) (Hardcover)

The Routledge Companion to Comics (Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions) By Frank Bramlett (Editor), Roy T. Cook (Editor), Aaron Meskin (Editor) Cover Image
By Frank Bramlett (Editor), Roy T. Cook (Editor), Aaron Meskin (Editor)
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Description


This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine many facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to understanding the field.

Essays examine:

the history of the temporal, geographical, and formal development of comics, including topics like art comics, manga, comix, and the comics code;

issues such as authorship, ethics, adaptation, and translating comics;

connections between comics and other artistic media (drawing, caricature, film) as well as the linkages between comics and other academic fields like linguistics and philosophy;

new perspectives on comics genres, from funny animal comics to war comics to romance comics and beyond.

The Routledge Companion to Comics expertly organizes representative work from a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and linguistics. More than an introduction to the study of comics, this book will serve as a crucial reference for anyone interested in pursuing research in the area, guiding students, scholars, and comics fans alike.

About the Author


Frank Bramlett is a linguist at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is the editor of Linguistics and the Study of Comics (Palgrave 2012) and co-edited a special issue of ImageTexT (8.2) devoted to the works of Grant Morrison. Roy T Cook is CLA Scholar of the College, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and Resident Fellow of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. He is the co-editor of The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Aaron Meskin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He is the co-editor of The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind (OUP, 2014), and Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art (CUP, 2014).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780415729000
ISBN-10: 0415729009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions