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Critical Directions in Comics Studies

Thomas Giddens


Recent decades have seen a blossoming of academic and scholarly concern with comics. Within the ecosystems of this growth, dominant assumptions have taken root—assumptions around the particular methods and approaches used to approach the comics form, around the ways we should read comics, how its ‘system’ works, and the disciplinary relationships that surround this evolving area of study. But other perspectives have also begun to flourish amidst this verdant landscape of comics studies. These approaches seek to question the reliance on structural linguistics and the tools of English and cultur ... More

Keywords: Comics studies, Critical comics, Openness in comics knowledge, Aesthetics, Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496828996
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Giddens, editor
University of Dundee, Scotland