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The British Superhero

The British Superhero

Chris Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet this book demonstrates that there ... More

Reading Lessons in SeeingMirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Michael A. Chaney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines graphic novels to illustrate that in form and function they inform readers on how they ought to be read. The book's arguments result in an innovative analysis of the various ... More

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Why was Captain Marvel—a little boy named Billy Batson whose magic word transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal—one of the most popular comic book characters in the United States in the ... More

Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and ThibodeauxLouisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Yo’ Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux” presents a forty-four year study of South Louisiana African American children’s performance lore, from the last third of the twentieth century to ... More

Panel to the ScreenStyle, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Drew Morton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496809780
eISBN:
9781496809827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Over the past forty years, American film has entered into a formal interaction with the comic book. Such comic book adaptations as Sin City, 300, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have adopted ... More

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. II Howard (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In chapters devoted to individual television programs, adult and young adult literature, and comics, the authors collected in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture discuss ... More

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Chris Bishop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book has become an essential icon of the “American Century,” an era defined by optimism in the face of change and by the recognition of the intrinsic value of democracy and modernization. ... More

Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Robert L. McLaughlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808554
eISBN:
9781496808592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808554.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of the American musical theater and expanded the ... More

Forging the PastSeth and the Art of Memory

Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Daniel Marrone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496807311
eISBN:
9781496807359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The work of Canadian cartoonist Seth positions itself between history and memory, and in doing so gives rise to a range of ambivalent impulses, chief among them an ambivalent longing for the past. ... More

The Comics of HergéWhen the Lines Are Not So Clear

The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Joe Sutliff Sanders (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Hergé, the creator of Tintin, is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. His style popularized what has become known as the “clear line” in cartooning, but these ... More

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