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Kutch, Lynn Marie (Hrsg.): Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studies. History, Pedagogy, Theory. Lanham [etc.]: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. (289 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4985-2622-7
BibTeX citation key: Kutch2016
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Keywords: Aufsatzsammlung, Deutschland
Creators: Kutch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham [etc.])
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Abstract
Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studies: History, Pedagogy, Theory gathers an international team of contributors from two continents whose innovative scholarship demonstrates a regard for comics and graphic novels as works of art in their own right. The contributions serve as models for further research that will continue to define the relationship between comics and other traditional “high art” forms, such as literature and the visual arts. Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studiesis the first English-language anthology that focuses exclusively on the graphic texts of German-speaking countries. In its breadth, this book functions as an important resource in a limited pool of critical works on German-language comics and graphic novels. The individual chapters differ significantly from one another in methodology, subject matter, and style. Taken together, however, they present a cross-section of comics and graphic novel scholarship being performed in North America and Europe today. Moreover, they help to secure a place for these works in a globalized culture of comics. This volume’s contributors have helped create a new critical language within which this rapidly expanding medium can be read and interpreted.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (ix)

Lynn Marie Kutch: Introduction (1)

I. CONTEXTS AND HISTORIES
1. Matt Hambro: German Comics: Form, Content and Production (19)
2. Eckhard Kuhn-Osius: Before They Were “Art:” (West) German Proto-Comics and Comics: A Brief and Somewhat Subjective Survey (37)

II. GERMAN CULTURAL EDUCATION
3. Jens Kußmann: “Nothing but Exclamation Points?” Comics in the Bavarian Academic High School (67)
4. Jan Alexander van Nahl: The Book of Revelation as Graphic Novel: Reimagining the Bible in Present-Day Europe (93)

III. GRAPHIC NOVELS: HANDS-ON
5. Julia Ludewig: Using Graphic Novels for Content Learning in the German-Studies Classroom: The Basel City Reportage Operation Läckerli (121)
6. Antje Krueger: “Show and Tell:” Using Graphic Novels for Teaching East German History in the Novice and Intermediate Foreign-Language German Classroom (145)

IV. GENERATIONS OF GERMAN HISTORY
7. Bernadette Raedler: Tensions Acrobatics in Comic Art: Line Hoven’s Liebe schaut weg (171)
8. Joshua Kavaloski: Perspectivity in Graphic Novels about War: Germany’s Bundeswehr Operation in Afghanistan (191)

V. AUSTRIAN VOICES
9. Vance Byrd: Cultural Legitimacy and Nicolas Mahler’s Autobiographical Comics (215)
10. Brett Sterling: The Perfection of Imperfection: Nicolas Mahler’s Alte Meister (237)
11. Lynn Marie Kutch: Patterns of Memory and Self-Confrontation in Gerald Hartwig’s Chamäleon (259)

Index (281)
About the Contributors (287)


  
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