Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle

Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle


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Exploring a wide range of mainstream and independent comic books, this is the first comprehensive collection of scholarly and archival work on multicultural comics from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292737433
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Series: Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Culture
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword; Or Reading within the Gutter (Derek Parker Royal)
  • Multicultural Comics Today: A Brief Introduction (Frederick Luis Aldama)
  • Part I. History, Concepts, and Methods
    • One. Race and Comix (Leonard Rifas)
    • Two. "Authentic" Latinas/os and Queer Characters in Mainstream and Alternative Comics (Jonathan Risner)
    • Three. Native American Narratives from Early Art to Graphic Novels: How We See Stories / Ezhi-g'waabmaananig Aadizookaanag (Margaret Noori)
    • Four. Liminality and Mestiza Consciousness in Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons (Melinda L. de Jesús)
    • Five. Black Nationalism, Bunraku, and Beyond: Articulating Black Heroism through Cultural Fusion and Comics (Rebecca Wanzo)
    • Six. Birth of a Nation: Representation, Nationhood, and Graphic Revolution in the Works of D. W. Griffith, DJ Spooky, and Aaron McGruder et al. (James Braxton Peterson)
    • Seven. Lost in Translation: Jessica Abel's La Perdida, the Bildungsroman, and "That 'Mexican' Feel" (Patrick L. Hamilton)
    • Eight. Same Difference: Graphic Alterity in the Work of Gene Luen Yang, Adrian Tomine, and Derek Kirk Kim (Jared Gardner)
  • Part II. A Multicultural Comic Book Toolbox
    • Nine. "It ain't John Shaft": Marvel Gets Multicultural in The Tomb of Dracula (Elizabeth Nixon)
    • Ten. Invisible Art, Invisible Planes, Invisible People (Evan Thomas)
    • Eleven. Wondrous Capers: The Graphic Novel in India (Suhaan Mehta)
    • Twelve. Chronology, Country, and Consciousness in Wilfred Santiago's In My Darkest Hour (Nicholas Hetrick)
    • Thirteen. Finding Archives/Making Archives: Observations on Conducting Multicultural Comics Research (Jenny E. Robb and Rebecca Wanzo)
  • Works Cited
  • Contributor Notes
  • Index

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