Comics & Media

Comics & Media : A Special Issue of Critical Inquiry

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The past decade has seen the medium of comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success - and that new prominence has led to increasing interest within the academy as well. Comics & Media, a special issue of the journal Critical Inquiry, reflects that, using the successful Comics: Philosophy and Practice conference held at the University of Chicago in 2012 as a springboard for a larger set of scholarly essays on comics, animation, film, digital games, and media ecologies. Essays from prominent scholars range across such topics as media archaeology, theories of the image, popular forms, the history of aesthetics, and transmedia dynamics in nineteenth-, twentieth-, and early twenty-first-century contexts, all supported by full-color reproductions of the work of the artists under consideration, including such prominent figures as R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman.
Seeking to expand the reach of fields such as media studies and comics studies by seeking out the crossover between different media practices and different disciplines, such as literary theory, art history, film studies, and digital humanities, Comics & Media also highlights the tensions - and connections - between "new" and "old" media throughout. The most substantial scholarly exploration of comics yet, Comics & Media offers an up-to-date take on a burgeoning field and suggests countless avenues for future inquiry.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 635.03g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 97 colour plates, 110 line drawings
  • 022620846X
  • 9780226208466
  • 722,364

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"Accommodate[s] a wealth of visual content. . . . Many interesting points are raised."--Times Literary Supplement "Testif[ies] to the vividness of the debates about comics, both current and past."
--Oxford Art Journal
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About Lynda Barry

Hillary L. Chute is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago and author of Graphic Women and Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Patrick Jagoda is assistant professor of English and cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago. His forthcoming book is entitled Network Aesthetics. He is coeditor of Critical Inquiry.
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