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Wide Awake in Slumberland – Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay - University Press of Mississippi
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Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Katherine Roeder


Cartoonist Winsor McCay is rightfully celebrated for the skillful draftmanship and inventive design sense he displayed in the comic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. McCay crafted narratives of anticipation, abundance, and unfulfilled longing. This book explores McCay's interest in dream imagery in relation to the larger societal preoccupation with fantasy that dominated the popular culture of early twentieth century urban America. McCay's role as a pioneer of early comics has been documented; yet no existing study approaches him from an art historical perspecti ... More

Keywords: Winsor McCay, Comics, Fantasy, Mass Culture, Early 20th Century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039607
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Roeder, author