Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies

Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies

by Marc Singer

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ISBN-13: 9781477317129
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 32 MB
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About the Author

Marc Singer is an associate professor of English at Howard University. He is the author of Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics and the coeditor of Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Pow! Zap! Comics Aren’t Just for Cultural Studies Professors Anymore
  • 1.The Myth of Eco: Comics, Continuity, and Cultural Populism
  • 2.The Abuses of History: Postmodernism and Contemporary Superhero Comics
  • 3.Properties of the Imagination: Copyright and Empire in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • 4.The Limits of Realism: Alternative Comics and the Workshop Aesthetic
  • 5.Comics Studies in Miniature: The Canonization of Persepolis
  • 6.Shadows of the Past: Fictions of History in Nat Turner
  • Afterword: Never Apologize, Never Defend
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Bart Beaty

"Singer is clearly someone who has done the work of reading widely in comics and in comics studies. This book is one of the best informed works in the field. The type of meta-analysis on offer here has not been widely produced in comics studies. There is certainly no other book like it at present."

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