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With Great Power Comes Great PedagogyTeaching, Learning, and Comics$
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Susan E. Kirtley, Antero Garcia, and Peter E. Carlson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496826046

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496826046.001.0001

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Misunderstanding Comics

Misunderstanding Comics

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(p.207) Misunderstanding Comics
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With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy
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Johnathan Flowers

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496826046.003.0013

In this chapter, Jonathan Flowers offers an important critique of some of the foundational tenets of comics studies and questions the epistemological grounding on which our pedagogies stand. By exploring how Scott McCloud’s work has shaped our field, Flowers deftly illustrates that this field is constantly moving and evokes a call for new voices and pedagogies. He does this through interlinking power and visibility with politics and race within the field of comics studies.

Keywords:   Scott McCloud, critical theory, race, comics studies

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