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The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel

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Randy Duncan, Matthew J. Smith, Stephen E. Tabachnick, Stephen Weiner, Dan Mazur, Alexander Danner, Hugo Frey, Darren Harris-Fein, Martha Kuhlman, Jan Baetens, Esther Bendit Saltzman, M. Keith Booker, Bart Beaty, James Bucky Carter
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  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107519718

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  • Since the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students alike.

    • Offers a comprehensive view of the international graphic novel, including techniques, history, genres and outstanding works, helping university students and teachers as well as interested general readers understand this new area of study better
    • Provides an in-depth analysis of the subjects it covers, helping university teachers in particular to present this subject if they are familiar or even unfamiliar with it
    • Brings many of the top scholars in the field together, offering a very authoritative view of the subject that will convince readers of its importance
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    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107519718
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    Introduction
    1. How the graphic novel works Randy Duncan and Matthew J. Smith
    2. From comics to the graphic novel: William Hogarth to Will Eisner Stephen E. Tabachnick
    3. The development of the American graphic novel: Will Eisner to the present Stephen Weiner
    4. The international graphic novel Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner
    5. Historical fiction Hugo Frey
    6. Revisionist superheroes, fantasy, and science fiction Darren Harris-Fein
    7. The autobiographical and biographical graphic novel Martha Kuhlman
    8. Other non-fiction Jan Baetens
    9. Novel into graphic novel Esther Bendit Saltzman
    10. Graphic novel into film M. Keith Booker
    11. Some classics Bart Beaty
    12. Learning from the graphic novel James Bucky Carter.

  • Editor

    Stephen E. Tabachnick, University of Memphis
    Stephen Tabachnick is Professor of English Literature at the University of Memphis. He has edited or written eleven books, including three on the graphic novel, and has been teaching university courses on the graphic novel for over twenty years. In 2015, he guest-edited a special issue of the journal Studies in the Novel on the graphic novel. He recently won the University of Memphis' award for distinguished research in the Humanities. His original field of specialization is Lawrence of Arabia as a writer, and Tabachnick has written or edited four books on Lawrence, including Images of Lawrence, the 1988 centenary volume published by Lawrence's own publisher, Jonathan Cape, in London.

    Contributors

    Randy Duncan, Matthew J. Smith, Stephen E. Tabachnick, Stephen Weiner, Dan Mazur, Alexander Danner, Hugo Frey, Darren Harris-Fein, Martha Kuhlman, Jan Baetens, Esther Bendit Saltzman, M. Keith Booker, Bart Beaty, James Bucky Carter

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