The Graphic Novel: An Introduction

Frey, Hugo and Baetens, Jan (2015) The Graphic Novel: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press, New York. ISBN 9781107655768

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Abstract

This introduction provides a historical overview of the graphic novel, with a strong focus on its international significance. This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel. Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey explore this exciting form of visual and literary communication, showing readers how to situate and analyse graphic novels since their rise to prominence half a century ago. Several key questions are addressed: what is the graphic novel? How do we read graphic novels as narrative forms? Why is page design and publishing format so significant? What theories are developing to explain the genre? How is this form blurring the categories of high and popular literature? Why are graphic novelists nostalgic for the old comics? The authors address these and many other questions raised by the genre. Through their analysis of the works of many well-known graphic novelists - including Bechdel, Clowes, Spiegelman and Ware - Baetens and Frey offer significant insights for future teaching and research on the graphic novel

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139177849
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphic Novel
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
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Depositing User: Steve Bowman
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 08:22
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1544

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