Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives

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"Essays examine how comic books and graphic narratives affect various media, merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. Articles feature perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism in comics, to the current manga boom"--Provided by publisher.

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"Essays examine how comic books and graphic narratives affect various media, merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. Articles feature perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism in comics, to the current manga boom"--Provided by publisher.

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Mark Berninger teaches in the department of English at Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. He has published widely on contemporary drama and comics. Jochen Ecke is an accomplished film critic and comic expert. Gideon Haberkorn is in the department of English and Linguistics British Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat in Mainz, Germany. He has published a number of articles on popular culture topics. Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He lives in Greenville. C.W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.

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Table of Contents

1 Spatializing the movie screen : how mainstream cinema is catching up on the formal potentialities of the comic book page Jochen Ecke Ecke, Jochen 7

2 The Marvel universe on screen : a new wave of superhero movies? Andreas Rauscher Rauscher, Andreas 21

3 From trauma victim to terrorist : redefining superheroes in post-9/11 Hollywood Dan A. Hassler-Forest Hassler-Forest, Dan A. 33

4 "Picture this" : disease and autobiographic narration in the graphic novels of David B and Julie Doucet Doucet, Julie Jonas Engelmann Engelmann, Jonas 45

5 Novel-based comics Paul Ferstl Ferstl, Paul 60

6 In the art of the beholder : comics as political journalism Dirk Vanderbeke Vanderbeke, Dirk 70

7 The Carrefour of practice : Quebec BD in transition Michel Hardy-Vallee Hardy-Vallee, Michel 85

8 The use of allusion in Apitz and Kunkel's Karl comics Sandra Martina Schwab Schwab, Sandra Martina 99

9 Cultural specifics of a Scottish comic : Oor Wullie Anne Hoyer Hoyer, Anne 108

10 Memento mori : a Portuguese style of melancholy Mario Gomes Gomes, Mario Jan Peuckert Peuckert, Jan 116

11 Otherness and the European as villain and antihero in American comics Georg Drennig Drennig, Georg 127

12 2000AD : understanding the "British invasion" of American comics Ben Little Little, Ben 140

13 Whatever happened to all the heroes? : British perspectives on superheroes Karin Kukkonen Kukkonen, Karin Anja Muller-wood Muller-wood, Anja 153

14 A cornerstone of Turkish fantastic films : from Flash Gordon to Baytekin Meral Ozcinar Ozcinar, Meral 164

15 From capes to snakes : the Indianization of the American superhero Suchitra Mathur Mathur, Suchitra 175

16 The roving eye meets traveling pictures : the field of vision and the global rise of adult manga Holger Briel Briel, Holger 187

17 Kawaii vs. Rorikon : the reinvention of the term Lolita in modern Japanese manga Dinah Zank Zank, Dinah 211

18 Mangascape Germany : comics as intercultural neutral ground Paul M. Malone Malone, Paul M. 223

19 Workshop I : toward a toolbox of comics studies Karin Kukkonen Kukkonen, Karin Gideon Haberkorn Haberkorn, Gideon 237

20 Workshop II : comics in school Mark Berninger Berninger, Mark 245

21 Workshop III : teaching comics and literary studies - Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' "A midsummer night's dream" Mark Berninger Berninger, Mark 253

22 Workshop IV : teaching comics and film studies - Ang Lee's The Hulk (USA 2003) Andreas Rauscher Rauscher, Andreas 265

23 Comic linguistics : comics and cartoons in academic teaching Christina Sanchez Sanchez, Christina 274

About the contributors 283

Index 287

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