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Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

Michelle Ann Abate

Abstract

Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics is the first full-length critical study to examine the important cadre of young female protagonists that permeated US newspapers strips and comics books during the first half of the twentieth century.Many of the earliest, most successful, and most influential titles from this era featured elementary-aged girls as their central characters, such as Little Orphan Annie, Nancy, and Little Lulu. Far from embodying a now-forgotten facet of twentieth century print culture, these figures remain icons ofUS popular and material culture. R ... More

Keywords: Comics, US culture, Girlhood, Gender, History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496820730
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496820730.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Ann Abate, author
The Ohio State University