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Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Hannah Miodrag


It has become an axiom in comic studies that “comics is a language, not a genre.” But what exactly does that mean, and how is discourse on the form both aided and hindered by thinking of it in linguistic terms? This book challenges many of the key assumptions about the “grammar” and formal characteristics of comics, and offers a more nuanced, theoretical framework that it argues will better serve the field by offering a consistent means for communicating critical theory in the scholarship. Through engaging close readings and an accessible use of theory, it exposes the problems embedded in the ... More

Keywords: comic studies, grammar, critical theory, structuralism, semiotics, comics, literature, cultural studies, art history, visual studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617038044
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Miodrag, author