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[Commlist] New book: Comics and Pop Culture

Mon Jan 27 22:16:32 GMT 2020

We would like to announce a new publication from the University of Texas Press, which we hope will be of interest.

*Comics and Pop Culture***

Adaptation from Panel to Frame

*Edited by Barry Keith Grant & Scott Henderson***


It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies. Yet transmedial adaptations are part of an evolution that can be traced to the turn of the last century, when comic strips such as “Little Nemo in Slumberland” and “Felix the Cat” were animated for the silver screen. Representing diverse academic fields, including technoculture, film studies, theater, feminist studies, popular culture, and queer studies, /Comics and Pop Culture/ presents more than a dozen perspectives on this rich history and the effects of such adaptations.

Examining current debates and the questions raised by comics adaptations, including those around authorship, style, and textual fidelity, the contributors consider the topic from an array of approaches that take into account representations of sexuality, gender, and race as well as concepts of world-building and cultural appropriation in comics from /Modesty Blaise/ to /Black Panther/. The result is a fascinating re-imagination of the texts that continue to push the boundaries of panel, frame, and popular culture.

*Barry Keith Grant *is a professor emeritus of film studies and popular culture at Brock University. He is the author or editor of two dozen previous books on film and popular culture, including /The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film /and four editions of /Film Genre Reader/.

*Scott Henderson*is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University and the coeditor of /Canadian Television: Text and Context/.

With all best wishes,

Combined Academic Publishers

*University of Texas Press**| December 2019 | 344pp | 9781477319390 | PB | £28.99**

*Price subject to change.

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