Animal Comics: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives

Animal Comics: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives

by Bloomsbury Academic


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350015319
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/14/2017
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,242,702
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

David Herman has taught at several institutions in the US and, most recently, at Durham University, UK. Growing out of his recent studies on animal narratives across media, his monograph Narratology beyond the Human will be published in 2018.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Notes on Contributors

Introduction: More-than-Human Worlds in Graphic Storytelling
David Herman

Part I. Animal Agency in the History and Theory of Comics

1. Lions and Tigers and Fears: A Natural History of the Sequential Animal
Daniel F. Yezbick, St Louis Community College, USA

2. The Animalized Character and Style
Glenn Willmott, Queen's University, Canada

Part II. Species of Difference: Functions of Animal Alterity in Graphic Narratives
3. The Politics and Poetics of Alterity in Adam Hines's Duncan the Wonder Dog
Alex Link, Alberta College of Art & Design, Canada

4. The Saga of the Animal as Visual Metaphor for Mixed-Race Identity in Comics
Michael A. Chaney, Dartmouth College, USA

5. Curly Tails and Flying Dogs: Structures of Affect in Nick Abadzi's Laika
Carrie Rohman, Lafayette College, USA

6. Invasive Species: Manga's Insect-Human Worlds
Mary A. Knighton, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Part III. Critical Frameworks for Multispecies Comics

7. Resituating the Animal Comic: Environmentalist Aesthetics in Matt Dembicki's Xoc: The Jourbaney of a Great White
Laura Pearson, University of Leeds, UK

8. Interspecies Relationships in Graphic Micronarratives: From Olivier Deprez to Avril-Deprez
Jan Baetens, University of Leuven, Belgium

9. Animal Minds in Nonfiction Comics
David Herman

Part IV. Graphic Animality in the Classroom and Beyond

10. Can We Be Part of the Pride? Reading Animals through Comics in the Undergraduate Classroom
Andrew Smyth and Charles E. Baraw, Southern Connecticut State University, USA

11. This is Home
Bridget Brewer and Thalia Field, Brown University, USA


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