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Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture
     

Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture

by Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones, Bob Batchelor, Sandra J. Lindow, Tricia Clasen
 

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Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture—and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves, particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature—few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the

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Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture—and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves, particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature—few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the changing societal roles for both women and men.

In Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture, editors Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones, and Bob Batchelor have selected essays by award-winning contributors that offer a variety of perspectives on the representations of heroines in today’s society. Focused on printed media, this collection looks at heroic women depicted in literature, graphic novels, manga, and comic books. Addressing heroines from such sources as the Marvel and DC comic universes, manga, and the Twilight novels, contributors go beyond the account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress.

These engaging and important essays situate heroines within culture, revealing them as tough and self-sufficient females who often break the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not expect. Analyzing how women are and have been represented in print, this companion volume to Heroines of Film and Television will appeal to scholars of literature, rhetoric, and media as well as to broader audiences that are interested in portrayals of women in popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442231481
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
274
File size:
724 KB

Meet the Author

Maja Bajac-Carter is a doctoral candidate at Kent State University, where her research focuses on gender, identity, and media, and sports. She is a contributor to We Are What We Sell: How Advertising Shapes American Life . . . and Always Has (2014).

Norma Jones, PhD, is an accomplished author, editor, and sales/marketing/business development executive with a diverse background across multiple areas including academia, international business, and multimedia entertainment/advertising environments. She fuses her academic research with her corporate expertise to examine, understand, and leverage her lifelong multicultural and multimedia experiences.

Bob Batchelor is a cultural historian who has written or edited more than 25 books on popular culture, American literature, and communications history. He teaches in the Media, Journalism & Film department at Miami University. Batchelor is the founding editor of the Popular Culture Studies Journal for the Midwest Popular Culture Association and a member of the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Popular Culture. Among his books are John Updike: A Critical Biography (2013) and Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Jones, Bajac-Carter, and Batchelor also edited Heroines of Film and Television: Portrayals in Popular Culture (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

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