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Comics and Memory in Latin America by
Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express collective memory of major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. The chapters offer a background history of comics and graphic novels in the region, and survey a range of countries and artists such as Joaquín Salvador Lavado (a.k.a Quino), Héctor G. Oesterheld, and Juan Acevedo. They also highlight the unique ability of this art and literary form to succinctly render memory, documenting the essential role of comics during the transition from dictatorship to democracy.
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels
"The Critical Survey of Graphic Novels" is a series of four volumes of which Oberlin owns three:
1. History, Theme, Technique
2. Heroes and Superheroes and
3. Independents and Underground Classics.
From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels by
Collection of essays by international group of scholars on the theory and history of graphic narrative as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of storytelling in contemporary media culture. Essays analyze a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives.
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels.
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels covers all aspects of the comic strip, comic book, and graphic novel, explored through clear and informative texts offering expansive coverage and theoretical sophistication. It is international in scope and provides a space in which scholars from all backgrounds can present new thinking about politics, history, aesthetics, production, distribution, and reception as well as the digital realm.
About Graphic Novels
101 Outstanding Graphic Novels by
Librarian Stephen Weiner (Rise of the Graphic Novel, The Hellboy Companion, The Will Eisner Companion), with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners, has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with a list of 101 outstanding titles.
The best American comics
Call Number: Art Library, Graphic Novel/Animation/Comics, PN6700.B47
Publication Date: 2006 - present
A yearly anthology of comics and graphic novels published in the United States
The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel by
The history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field.