Heroines of Comic Books and Literature

Caryn E. Neumann

  • Bindwijze: Hardcover
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781442231474
Portrayals in Popular Culture
Verschijningsdatum:maart 2014
Aantal pagina's:274 pagina's
Auteur(s):Caryn E. Neumann | Joseph J. Darowski | Miczo | Itir Erhart | Murphy | t. Keith Edmunds | Adina Schneeweis | Hande Eslen-Ziya | Eslen-Ziya | Zechowski | Cook | Anita Mcdaniel | Lemley | Sharon Zechowski | Trina Robbins | Clasen | Roy Cook | Tricia Clasen | Robbins | Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns | Michael R. Kramer | Joseph J. Darowski | Christopher Paul Wagenheim | Smith | Lauren Lemley | Kramer | April Jo Murphy | Berns | Nathan Miczo | Mcdaniel | K. A. Laity | Christina M. Smith | Darowski | Mauricio Espinoza | Lindow | Wagenheim | Erhart | Laity | Espinoza | Sandra J. Lindow | Caryn E. Neumann | Schneeweis
Redacteur:Maja Bajac-Carter
Co-redacteur:Norma Jones
Co-redacteur:Norma Jones


Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture-and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves, particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature-few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the changing societal roles for both women and men. In Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture, editors Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones, and Bob Batchelor have selected essays by award-winning contributors that offer a variety of perspectives on the representations of heroines in today's society. Focused on printed media, this collection looks at heroic women depicted in literature, graphic novels, manga, and comic books. Addressing heroines from such sources as the Marvel and DC comic universes, manga, and the Twilight novels, contributors go beyond the account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress. These engaging and important essays situate heroines within culture, revealing them as tough and self-sufficient females who often break the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not expect. Analyzing how women are and have been represented in print, this companion volume to Heroines of Film and Television will appeal to scholars of literature, rhetoric, and media as well as to broader audiences that are interested in portrayals of women in popular culture.