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Comics and the U.S. South

Comics and the U.S. South

Brannon Costello and Qiana J. Whitted (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book offers a wide-ranging assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the ... More

The Comics of Chris Ware

The Comics of Chris Ware

David M. Ball and Martha B. Kuhlman (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware’s work ... More

The Comics of Joe SaccoJournalism in a Visual World

The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Daniel Worden (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early graphic short stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Goražde (2000), ... More

Crockett Johnson and Ruth KraussHow an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Philip Nel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906–1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901–1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children’s books such as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an ... More

Dangerous CurvesAction Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Jeffrey A. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book addresses the conflicted meanings associated with the figure of the action heroine as she has evolved in various media forms since the late 1980s. It discusses this immensely popular ... More

Death, Disability, and the SuperheroThe Silver Age and Beyond

Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

José Alaniz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the ... More

A Decade of Dark HumorHow Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America

A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America

Ted Gournelos and Viveca Greene (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030062
eISBN:
9781617030079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book analyzes ways in which popular and visual culture used humor—in a variety of forms—to confront the attacks of September 11, 2001 and, more specifically, the aftermath. This ... More

Diagnosing FolklorePerspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Trevor J. Blank and Andrea Kitta (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804259
eISBN:
9781496804297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Diagnosing Folklore aspires to provide an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue meaning in the lives of individuals and ... More

The Dixie LimitedWriters on William Faulkner and His Influence

The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

M. Thomas Inge (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Flannery O'Connor once noted, “The presence alone of Faulkner in our midst makes a great difference in what the writer can and cannot permit himself to do. Nobody wants his mule and wagon stalled on ... More

Drawing FranceFrench Comics and the Republic

Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic

Joel E. Vessels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734447
eISBN:
9781621032786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In France, Belgium, and other Francophone countries, comic strips—called bande dessinée or “BD” in French—have long been considered a major art form capable of addressing a host of contemporary ... More

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