Literary Disability Studies

Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives

Authors: Whalen, Zach

Editors: Foss, C., Gray, J. (Eds.)

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As there has yet to be any substantial scrutiny of the complex confluences a more sustained dialogue between disability studies and comics studies might suggest, Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives aims through its broad range of approaches and focus points to explore this exciting subject in productive and provocative ways.

About the authors

Chris Foss is Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, USA, where he specializes in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, with a secondary expertise in disability studies. He is the author of over 20 scholarly publications and over 35 academic conference papers.

Jonathan W. Gray is Associate Professor of English, John Jay College, CUNY, USA. He is editor of the Journal of Comics and Culture and author of Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination (2013). He is currently working on Illustrating the Race: Representing Blackness in American Comics.

Zach Whalen is Associate Professor of English, University of Mary Washington, USA, where he researches video games, comics, and electronic literature. He is the co-editor of Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games (2008).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: From Feats of Clay to Narrative Prose/thesis

    Whalen, Zach (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Mutable Articulations: Disability Rhetorics and the Comics Medium

    Dolmage, Jay (et al.)

    Pages 14-28

  • “When you have no voice, you don’t exist”?: Envisioning Disability in David Small’s Stitches

    Koch, Christina Maria

    Pages 29-43

  • The Hidden Architecture of Disability: Chris Ware’s Building Stories

    Comer, Todd A.

    Pages 44-58

  • Standing Orders: Oracle, Disability, and Retconning

    Alaniz, José

    Pages 59-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives
Authors
Editors
  • C. Foss
  • J. Gray
Series Title
Literary Disability Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50111-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137501110
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50110-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 216
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