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Pride of Baghdad

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ISBN : 9781401248949
Pages : 168 pages
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Pride of Baghdad

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ISBN : 9781401203146
Pages : 136 pages
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Download Pride of Baghdad in PDF by Brian K. Vaughan Full Book and published by Vertigo. This book was released on 2006 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by true events, a provocative graphic novel examines the life on the streets of war-torn Iraq, raising questions about the true meaning of liberation through the experiences of four Lions, who escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid in the spring of 2003.


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Comics Studies Here and Now

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351015257
Pages : 348 pages
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Download Comics Studies Here and Now in PDF by Frederick Luis Aldama Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comics Studies Here and Now marks the arrival of comics studies scholarship that no longer feels the need to justify itself within or against other fields of study. The essays herein move us forward, some in their re-diggings into comics history and others by analyzing comics—and all its transmedial and fan-fictional offshoots—on its own terms. Comics Studies stakes the flag of our arrival—the arrival of comics studies as a full-fledged discipline that today and tomorrow excavates, examines, discusses, and analyzes all aspects that make up the resplendent planetary republic of comics. This collection of scholarly essays is a testament to the fact that comic book studies have come into their own as an academic discipline; simply and powerfully moving comic studies forward with their critical excavations and theoretical formulas based on the common sense understanding that comics add to the world as unique, transformative cultural phenomena.


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Narratology Beyond the Human

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 019085040X
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Narratology Beyond the Human in PDF by David Herman Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To what extent, and in what manner, do storytelling practices accommodate nonhuman subjects and their modalities of experience, and how can contemporary narrative study shed light on interspecies interactions and entanglements? In Narratology beyond the Human, David Herman addresses these questions through a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. Herman considers the enabling and constraining effects of different narrative media, examining a range of fictional and nonfictional texts disseminated in print, comics and graphic novels, and film. In focusing on techniques such as the use of animal narrators, alternation between human and nonhuman perspectives, the embedding of stories within stories, and others, the book explores how specific strategies for portraying nonhuman agents both emerge from and contribute to broader attitudes toward animal life. Herman argues that existing frameworks for narrative inquiry must be modified to take into account how stories are interwoven with cultural ontologies, or understandings of what sorts of beings populate the world and how they relate to humans. Showing how questions of narrative bear on ideas of species difference and assumptions about animal minds, Narratology beyond the Human underscores our inextricable interconnectedness with other forms of creatural life and suggests that stories can be used to resituate imaginaries of human action in a more-than-human world.


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Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440843953
Pages : 289 pages
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Download Silenced in the Library: Banned Books in America in PDF by Zeke Jarvis Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-08-18 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Censorship has been an ongoing phenomenon even in "the land of the free." This examination of banned books across U.S. history examines the motivations and effects of censorship, shows us how our view of right and wrong has evolved over the years, and helps readers to understand the tremendous importance of books and films in our society. • Provides readers with a broad understanding of the different levels of censorship • Puts challenges to books into historical context of societal standards and current events • Takes both historical and literary perspectives, recognizing the lasting cultural influences of texts and their literary significance • Presents biographical background of major authors who have been challenged • Identifies the source and explains the result of challenges to the most important or influential banned books • Compares challenges to controversial books against similar challenges to controversial films, television shows, and video games


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Animal Comics

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ISBN : 1350015326
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Animal Comics in PDF by Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-12-14 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Animal characters abound in graphic narratives ranging from Krazy Kat and Maus to WE3 and Terra Formars. Exploring these and other multispecies storyworlds presented in words and images, Animal Comics draws together work in comics studies, narrative theory, and cross-disciplinary research on animal environments and human-animal relationships to shed new light on comics and graphic novels in which animal agents play a significant role. At the same time, the volume's international team of contributors show how the distinctive structures and affordances of graphic narratives foreground key questions about trans-species entanglements in a more-than-human world. The writers/artists covered in the book include: Nick Abadzis, Adolpho Avril, Jeffrey Brown, Sue Coe, Matt Dembicki, Olivier Deprez, J. J. Grandville, George Herriman, Adam Hines, William Hogarth, Grant Morrison, Osamu Tezuka, Frank Quitely, Yu Sasuga, Charles M. Schultz, Art Spiegelman, Fiona Staples, Ken'ichi Tachibana, Brian K. Vaughan, and others.


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DC Comics Year By Year New Edition

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Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN : 0241430429
Pages : 376 pages
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Download DC Comics Year By Year New Edition in PDF by Alan Cowsill Full Book and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2019-10-03 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Embark on an amazing adventure through more than 80 years of DC Comics history! Explore the evolution of DC Comics from Superman first taking to the skies in 1938 to the Rebirth of the DC multiverse and the final countdown of the Doomsday Clock. Comics, characters, and storylines are presented alongside background information and real-world events to give readers unique insights into the DC Universe. Now fully updated, this spectacular visual chronicle is written by DC Comics experts and includes comic book art from legendary artists such as Bob Kane and C.C. Beck to latter-day superstars like Jim Lee and Tony Daniel, and many more of DC's finest talents. TM & © DC Comics. (s19)


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Whatever Happened to Language Arts?

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Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
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ISBN : 1551388111
Pages : 176 pages
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Esthetic Experiments

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443866342
Pages : 197 pages
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Download Esthetic Experiments in PDF by Marek Wojtaszek Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-26 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary American landscape is wrought with ongoing processes and phenomena of technicization observable at the intersections of multiple layers of society. This book brings to attention their cultural and political aspects, emphasizing timeliness and necessity of academic intervention into, and evaluation of, their specificity and ramifications. Presenting critical and analytical account of cultural narratives which define, speak of, and use diverse technologies (of writing, sound, media representations, surveillance, war), the texts compiled in this volume investigate the coalescence between technological production on the one hand, and the textual on the other. The idea of the book responds to the current academic appeal – inspired by postmodern questioning of the foundations and realized, most importantly, by deconstruction – to dismantle one of the constitutive pillars of Western civilization, namely, between techne and episteme. In their interpretative mode, the texts proceed largely experimentally, bridging the gap between techne and episteme. In doing so, they endeavor to reformulate and complexify an experience of American culture. The book aims to clarify and exemplify that the junction of text and technology implies that meanings are embedded in a material. Consequently, the publication introduces and popularizes the assumption that American cultural experience emerges as a genuine experiment of an esthetic nature.


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GameAxis Unwired

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Pages : 96 pages
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Download GameAxis Unwired in PDF by Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2006-12 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: GameAxis Unwired is a magazine dedicated to bring you the latest news, previews, reviews and events around the world and close to you. Every month rain or shine, our team of dedicated editors (and hardcore gamers!) put themselves in the line of fire to bring you news, previews and other things you will want to know.


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The Human Rights Graphic Novel

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1000224236
Pages : 222 pages
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Download The Human Rights Graphic Novel in PDF by Pramod K. Nayar Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2020-11-25 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies human rights discourse across a variety of graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, originating in different parts of the world, from India to South Africa, Sarajevo to Vietnam, with texts on the Holocaust, the Partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Rwandan and Sarajevan genocides, the Vietnam War, comfort women in World War II and the Civil Rights movement in the USA, to mention a few. The book demonstrates the emergence of the ‘universal’ subject of human rights, despite the variations in contexts. It shows how war, rape, genocide, abuse, social iniquity, caste and race erode personhood in multiple ways in the graphic novel, which portrays the construction of vulnerable subjects, the cultural trauma of collectives, the crisis and necessity of witnessing, and resilience-resistance through specific representational and aesthetic strategies. It covers a large number of authors and artists: Joe Sacco, Joe Kubert, Matt Johnson-Walter Pleece, Guy Delisle, Appupen, Thi Bui, Olivier Kugler and others. Through a study of these vastly different authors and styles, the book proposes that the graphic novel as a form is perfectly suited to the ‘culture’ and the lingua franca of human rights due to its amenability to experimentation and the sheer range within the form. The book will appeal to scholars in comics studies, human rights studies, visual culture studies and to the general reader with an interest in these fields.


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Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1350112704
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom in PDF by William Boerman-Cornell Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is an increasing trend in teachers using graphic novels to get their students excited about reading and writing, using both original stories and adaptations of classic works by authors such as Homer, Shakespeare, and the Brontes. However, there is surprisingly little research available about which pedagogies and classroom practices are proven to be effective. This book draws on cutting-edge research, surveys and classroom observations to provide a set of effective methods for teaching with graphic novels in the secondary English language arts classroom. These methods can be applied to a broad base of uses ranging from understanding literary criticism, critical reading, multimodal composition, to learning literary devices like foreshadowing and irony. The book begins by looking at what English language arts teachers hope to achieve in the classroom. It then considers the affordances and constraints of using graphic novels to achieve these specific goals, using some of the most successful graphic novels as examples, including Maus; Persepolis; The Nameless City; and American Born Chinese and series such as Manga Shakespeare. Finally, it helps the teacher navigate through the planning process to figure out how to best use graphic novels in their own classroom. Drawing on their extensive teaching experience, the authors offer examples from real classrooms, suggested lesson plans, and a list of teachable graphic novels organized by purpose of teaching.


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Pop Culture Goes to War

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 0739146823
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Pop Culture Goes to War in PDF by Geoff Martin Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-07-24 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pop Culture Goes to War, by Geoff Martin and Erin Steuter, explores the persistence of and opposition to militarism in American life. It provides a comprehensive overview of the role of toys, video games, music, television and movies in supporting contemporary militarism. Resistance to militarism is highlighted through the traditional mediums of music and movies, and increasingly through the arts, 'culture jamming,' and the satire of The Daily Show, The Onion, The Simpsons, The Colbert Report, and South Park.


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The Stage Lives of Animals

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317594576
Pages : 216 pages
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Download The Stage Lives of Animals in PDF by Una Chaudhuri Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Stage Lives of Animals examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human. In this stunning collection of essays, Una Chaudhuri engages with the alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and making art offered by animals and animality, bringing insights from theatre practice and theory to animal studies as well as exploring what animal studies can bring to the study of theatre and performance. As our planet lives through what scientists call "the sixth extinction," and we become ever more aware of our relationships to other species, Chaudhuri takes a highly original look at the "animal imagination" of well-known plays, performances and creative projects, including works by: Caryl Churchill Rachel Rosenthal Marina Zurkow Edward Albee Tennesee Williams Eugene Ionesco Covering over a decade of explorations, a wide range of writers, and many urgent topics, this volume demonstrates that an interspecies imagination deeply structures modern western drama.


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Performing Animality

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 113737313X
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Performing Animality in PDF by Jennifer Parker-Starbuck Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-04-08 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Performing Animality provides theoretical and creative interventions into the presence of the animal and ideas of animality in performance. Animals have always played a part in human performance practices. Maintaining a crucial role in many communities' cultural traditions, animal-human encounters have been key in the development of performance. Similarly, performance including both living animals and/or representations of animals provides the context for encounters in which issues of power, human subjectivity and otherness are explored. Crucially, however, the inclusion of animals in performance also offers an opportunity to investigate ethical and moral assumptions about human and non-human animals. This book offers a historical and theoretical exploration of animal presence in performance by looking at the concept of animality and how it has developed in theatre and performance practices from the eighteenth century to today. Furthermore, it points to shifts in political, cultural, and ethical animal-human relations emerging within the context of animality and performance.


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Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 023035839X
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies in PDF by G. Garrard Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-01-12 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ecocriticism is one of the most vibrant fields of cultural study today, and environmental issues are controversial and topical. This volume captures the excitement of green reading, reflects on its relationship to the modern academy, and provides practical guidance for dealing with global scale, interdisciplinarity, apathy and scepticism.


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Enter the Superheroes

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 0810891727
Pages : 247 pages
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Download Enter the Superheroes in PDF by Alex S. Romagnoli Full Book and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. While superhero stories have grown ever more popular within broader society, however, comics and graphic novels have been largely ignored by the world of academia. In Enter the Superheroes:American Values, Culture, and the Canon of Superhero Literature, Alex S. Romagnoli and Gian S. Pagnucci argue that superheroes merit serious study, both within the academy and beyond. By examining the kinds of graphic novels that are embraced by the academy, this book explains how superhero stories are just as significant. Structured around key themes within superhero literature, the book delves into the features that make superhero stories a unique genre. The book also draws upon examples in comics and other media to illustrate the sociohistorical importance of superheroes—from the interplay of fans and creators to unique narrative elements that are brought to their richest fulfillment within the world of superheroes. A list of noteworthy superhero texts that readers can look to for future study is also provided. In addition to exploring the important roles that superheroes play in children’s learning, the book also offers an excellent starting point for discussions of how literature is evolving and why it is necessary to expand the traditional realms of literary study. Enter the Superheroes will be of particular interest to English and composition teachers but also to scholars of popular culture and fans of superhero and comic book literature.