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Title The secret origins of comics studies / edited by Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 301 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Matthew J. Smith is Professor and Director in the School of Communication at Radford University in Virginia. Along with Randy Duncan, he is co-editor of Routledge’s Advances in Comics Studies series. Previously, the two writing partners teamed with former DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz to produce The Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture (2nd Edition). Randy Duncan is Professor of Communication and Director of the Comics Studies Minor at Henderson State University. He is co-editor, with Matthew J. Smith, of the Eisner-nominated Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods. He is a co-founder, with Peter M. Coogan, of the Comics Arts Conference and received the Inkpot Award for contributions to Comics Studies.
Note Print version record.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Graphic novels -- History and criticism.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents pt. 1 Educators -- 1. Educating with Comics / Carol L. Tilley -- 2. Educating about Comics / Robert G. Weiner -- A Pioneer's Perspective / Waldomiro Vergueiro -- A Pioneer's Perspective / James "Bucky" Carter -- pt. 2 Historians -- 3. Historians of the Creators / Brad Ricca -- Sidebar: Magazines and Online -- Sidebar: A Herstorian's Perspective / Christina Blanch -- Sidebar: International Creators -- 4. Historians of the Comics Industry / Robert Westerfelhaus -- A Pioneer's Perspective / Maurice Horn -- 5. Historians of the Art Form / Ian Horton -- Sidebar: Comic Art -- Sidebar: Bande Dessinee and the Problem of Form -- A Pioneer's Perspective / David Kunzle -- 6. Librarians and Archivists / Jenny Robb -- pt. 3 Theorists -- 7. Literary Theory/Narrative Theory / Barbara Postema -- 8. Semiotics and Linguistics / Gert Meesters -- Sidebar: Sound Effects -- 9. Myths, Archetypes, and Religions / David McConeghy -- Sidebar: Comics' Shortcut to the Sacred / A. David Lewis -- Sidebar: Comics as (Pseudo- ) Religion / A. David Lewis -- 10. Ideological/Sociological / Ian Gordon -- Sidebar: The Immigrant Space / A. David Lewis -- Sidebar: Trauma and Disability in Comics / Jose Alaniz -- A Pioneer's Perspective / Wolfgang Fuchs -- 11. Formalist Theory: The Cartoonists / Henry Jenkins -- 12. Formalist Theory: Academics / Ann Miller -- Sidebar: Materiality / Ian Hague -- 13. Psychology/Psychiatry / Travis Langley -- Sidebar / William Proctor -- 14. Gender Studies and Queer Studies / Kane Anderson -- 15. Manga Studies, A History / Nicholas A. Theisen -- pt. 4 Institutions -- 16. Organizations / Jeremy Larance -- A Pioneer's Perspective / John A. Lent -- A Pioneer's Perspective / Peter M. Coogan -- 17. Galleries / Kim Munson -- Sidebar: Yoshihiro Yonezawa / Jaqueline Berndt -- 18. Conferences / Chris Murray -- A Pioneer's Perspective / M. Thomas Inge -- 19. Journals / Alec R. Hosterman -- 20. Presses / Joseph Michael Sommers -- A Pioneer's Perspective / Pascal Lefevre.
Summary In The secret origins of comics studies, today's leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions that have created and shaped the field of Comics Studies over the past 75 years. From Coulton Waugh to Wolfgang Fuchs, these influential historians, educators, and theorists produced the foundational work and built the institutions that inspired the recent surge in scholarly work in this dynamic, interdisciplinary field. Sometimes scorned, often underappreciated, these visionaries established a path followed by subsequent generations of scholars in literary studies, communication, art history, the social sciences, and more. Giving not only credit where credit is due, this volume both offers an authoritative account of the history of Comics Studies and also helps move the field forward by being a valuable resource for creating graduate student reading lists and the first stop for anyone writing a comics-related literature review.
Other Author Smith, Matthew J., 1971- editor.
Duncan, Randy, 1958- editor.
Other Title Print version: Secret origins of comics studies. New York : Routledge, 2017 9781138884519