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With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, and Comics

Susan E. Kirtley, Antero Garcia, and Peter E. Carlson


This collection sets out the stakes, definitions, and exemplars of contemporary comics pedagogy. From K-12 contexts to higher ed instruction to ongoing communities of scholars working outside of the academy, comics pedagogy is at the heart of the work of today’s “aca-fans.” Building off of the interdisciplinary interests and approaches to teaching comics and teaching with comics, this volume brings together diverse voices to share key theories and scholarship on comics pedagogy. By bringing together scholars, creators, and educators across various fields and in K-12 as well as university setti ... More

Keywords: comics pedagogy, comics in education, comics history, fans and fandom, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496826046
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496826046.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan E. Kirtley, editor
Portland State University

Antero Garcia, editor
Stanford University

Peter E. Carlson, editor
Green Dot Public Schools

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Introduction: A Once and Future Pedagogy

—Susan E. Kirtley, Portland State University —Antero Garcia, Stanford University —Peter E. Carlson, Green Dot Public Schools

Put Some Light into the World: Interview with Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker

—Johnny Parker II, Animo South Los Angeles High School and Neat-O Comics

On Copying

—Ebony Flowers Kalir, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Thinking in Comics: All Hands-On in the Classroom

—Nick Sousanis, San Francisco State University

Transmedia Superheroes, Multimodal Composition, and Digital Literacy

—Ben Bolling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Misunderstanding Comics

—Johnathan Flowers, Worcester State University

In the Cards: Collaboration and Comics-Making in the Traditional English Classroom

—Frederik Byrn Køhlert, University of East Anglia —Nick Sousanis, San Francisco State University

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