• Comics Academe: Levi-Strauss and Loki

    Comics Academe: Levi-Strauss and Loki2

    Happy Summer, Sports Fans! My first leg of grad school is over! More importantly, final papers have been turned in, and a degree is in my hand! Fun Fact #1: One of my term papers was about reading American superhero comics as myth defined by Claude Levi-Strauss. Fun Fact #2: That’s our subject today. The

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  • “Real” Wonder Women? The United Nations, Feminism, and the Media

    “Real” Wonder Women? The United Nations, Feminism, and the Media0

    The rift between commercialism and feminism emerged in the debate over the appointment of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Last October, the UN announced that Wonder Woman would become the organization’s Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. The empowerment of femininity, both physical and otherwise, is

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  • Comics Academe: Christine Hoff Kraemer on Graven Images

    Comics Academe: Christine Hoff Kraemer on Graven Images0

    Rather than looking inward, I decided that for this Comics Academe, I’d like to talk to someone else in the field of comics. I keep saying that it’s important for scholars in “new” fields like comics to learn from each other and not lose collective knowledge, so I thought I would do as I say!

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  • Interview: Sequentials, a New “Comics” Journal

    Interview: Sequentials, a New “Comics” Journal0

    As part of Comics Academe, one of the things I want to do is to promote what’s happening in academia and comics studies–especially when what’s happening is something that is innovative, or challenges what academic “scholarship” can be. When I first heard about Sequentials, a new comics “journal” being put out by the incredible English

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  • Comics Academe: Hellos and Hildebrand

    Comics Academe: Hellos and Hildebrand0

    Editors Note: I am pleased to introduce the first article by a new Comics Academe contributor, Tiffany Babb, who will be sharing with us the view from inside academia, and specifically, the how she tackles the common academic dilemma of how to study comics when your institutional program does not have a comics studies program. Since

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  • Labors of Love: A Review of Manga in America

    Labors of Love: A Review of Manga in America0

    Manga in America: Transnational Book Publishing and the Domestication of Japanese Comics Casey Brienza Bloomsbury January 2016

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