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dc.contributor.editorPursall, Dona
dc.contributor.editorVan de Wiele, Eva
dc.description.abstractGirls, gender and identity in comicsSugar, Spice, and the Not So Nice offers an innovative, wide-ranging and geographically diverse book-length treatment of girlhood in comics. The various contributing authors and artists provide novel insights into established themes within comics studies, children’s comics, graphic medicine and comics by and about refugees and marginalised ethnic or cultural groups. The book enriches traditional historical, narratological and aesthetic approaches to studying girlhood in comics with practice-based research, discussion and conversation. This re-examination of girls, gender and identity in comics connects with contemporary discourse on gender identity politics. Through examples from both within Europe, the anglophone world and beyond, and including visual essays alongside critical theory, the volume furthermore engages with new developments in contemporary comics scholarship. It will therefore appeal to students and scholars of childhood studies, comics scholars and creators, and those interested in addressing gender identity through the prism of comics. Contributors: Mel Gibson (Northumbria University), Martha Newbigging (Seneca College), María Porras Sánchez (Complutense University of Madrid), JoAnn Purcell (York University and Seneca College), Benoît Glaude (Ghent University/University of Louvain), Sylvain Lesage (University of Lille), Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University), Aswathy Senan (The Research Collective Delhi), Michel De Dobbeleer (Ghent University), Sébastien Conard (KASK Ghent School of Arts and LUCA Brussels), Marthine Bertiot (University of Edinburgh), Julia Round (Bournemouth University) Ebook available in Open Access. This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in European Comics and Graphic Novels
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherGirlhood;Comics;Practice based research;Graphic essays;Gender studies
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSY Children’s and teenage literature studies: general
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general::JBS Social groups, communities and identities::JBSF Gender studies, gender groups::JBSF1 Gender studies: women and girls
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::X Graphic novels, Comic books, Manga, Cartoons::XA Graphic novel / Comic book / Manga: styles / traditions
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AK Design, Industrial and commercial arts, illustration::AKL Illustration and commercial art::AKLC Comic book and cartoon artwork
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::Y Children’s, Teenage and Educational::YN Children’s / Teenage: General interest::YNU Children’s / Teenage general interest: Humour and jokes::YNUC Children’s / Teenage general interest: Cartoons and comic strips
dc.titleSugar, Spice, and the Not So Nice
dc.title.alternativeComics Picturing Girlhood
oapen.relation.isFundedByKU Leuven
oapen.relation.isFundedByH2020 European Research Council
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)

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