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Pride of Baghdad

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ISBN : 9781442064041
Pages : 136 pages
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Pride of Baghdad

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Publisher : Vertigo
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ISBN : 1401252613
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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 2008-01-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escapes from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation - can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live in captivity?


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ISBN : 1401255884
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Download Pride of Baghdad Deluxe Edition in PDF by Brian K. Vaughan Full Book and published by DC. This book was released on 2014-12-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events arrives in a stunning new softcover edition. In this provocative graphic novel, superstar comics writer Brian K. Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation: Can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity? This moving graphic novel is inspired by true events. This new Deluxe Edition hardcover presents the original graphic novel, plus developmental art and more.


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GameAxis Unwired

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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 End of Captivity?

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Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1625647530
Pages : 158 pages
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Download The End of Captivity? in PDF by Tripp York Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2015-07-30 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The End of Captivity?, Tripp York addresses how we talk about the good of other animals in light of a stark impossibility: their freedom from us. While all of us in the animal (and plant) kingdom are interdependent upon one another, humans are unique in that we are the only animals who keep other animals captive. We keep animals in zoos, sanctuaries, circuses, conservatories, aquariums, research facilities, slaughterhouses, and on our farms and in our homes. York asks what such forms of captivity say about us, and how animal captivity shapes what we imagine to be the purpose of other animals. What does the fact that elephants, tigers, and horses perform in circuses say about how we see the world? What does the reality of zoological parks say about the people who create, support, decry, protest, and patronize them? How important is wildlife conservation for the good of the earth? What does "who" we put on our plate say about how we understand the theological role of other animals? These are just a few questions York tackles as he weaves through the convoluted politics surrounding the captive animals in our midst.


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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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Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN : 1438482450
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War in PDF by Matthew Leep Full Book and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2021-05-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war. In Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War, Matthew Leep develops a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war. Informed by the works of Jacques Derrida, this book is not only a somber and sobering exploration of the loss of animal lives during the Iraq War—from the initial US invasion to later struggles with ISIS—but also an imaginative tracing of animal experiences in “spectral-poetic moments.” By emphasizing elegies, poetic space, and multispecies belonging, Leep envisions the cosmopolitan text as a hybrid form of critical and poetic engagement with animal others. An insightful mix of cosmopolitan poetics, poetry, and analysis of the Iraq War in its multispecies entanglements, Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War connects contemporary concerns with political violence, memory, and interspecies politics to imagine a more spectral, posthumanist, and poetic cosmopolitanism. Interdisciplinary in scope, this book will engage scholars of international relations, political theory, US foreign policy, animal studies, poetry, and Derrida, as well as those interested in human-animal relations in perilous times. Matthew Leep is Instructor of Political Science at Western Governors University.


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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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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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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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Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313357463
Pages : 763 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels in PDF by M. Keith Booker Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-05 with total page 763 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arranged alphabetically, offers 340 signed entries focusing on English-language comics with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.


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DC Comics Year By Year New Edition

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1465496084
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 Penguin. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most comprehensive guide to the history of DC Comics ever published - now fully updated In 1938, Superman led the charge. The world's first Super Hero was soon followed by his Justice League teammates Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Shazam! and Green Lantern. These heroes, and their Super-Villainous foes such as Lex Luthor and The Joker, became the foundation of DC Comics. You can trace these characters' evolution, and learn about the company and creators who made them the enduring pop culture icons they are today in DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle - the most comprehensive, chronological history of DC Comics ever published. Fully updated, this best-selling, visually stunning book details the debuts and careers of every major hero and villain in the DC Universe. It also chronicles the company's fascinating 85-year history, highlighting its publishing milestones and expansion into movies and television, alongside the real-world events that shaped the times. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics and written by leading comics historians Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Mike McAvennie, Alex Irvine, Alan Cowsill and Melanie Scott, the new edition brings the DC Comics story right up to date, covering recent landmark events such as Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal, Doomsday Clock and Heroes in Crisis. DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle is guaranteed to keep fans enthralled for hours on end. TM © DC Comics


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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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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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New Approaches to Literature for Language Learning

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ISBN : 3030152561
Pages : 222 pages
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Download New Approaches to Literature for Language Learning in PDF by Jeneen Naji Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-04-10 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book unpacks recent changes in the landscape of literature and language teaching, and aims to find new explanations for the altered relationships between readers and writers, the democratisation of authorship, and the emergence of new ways of using language. By examining topics as various as literature and technology, multimodality, and new Englishes, the authors take a fresh look at the use of literature as a tool in the teaching of English to second-language speakers. More than simply a way of teaching aesthetic and ethical values and rhetorical skills, they argue that literature can also be used to help students to critically evaluate assumptions about society, culture and power which underpin the production and reception of texts. The book relates theories of language acquisition and literary criticism to examples of literary texts from a wide range of global literature in English, and discusses new ways of engaging with it, such as transmedia story telling, book blogs and slam poetry. It will be of interest to language teachers and teacher trainers, and to students and scholars of applied linguistics, TESOL, and digital literacies.