Summary Book Review American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion by A. Lewis:
Download or read book American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion written by A. Lewis and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-11-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife.
Summary Book Review American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion by A. Lewis:
Download or read book American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion written by A. Lewis and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-11-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlocking a new and overdue model for reading comic books, this unique volume explores religious interpretations of popular comic book superheroes such as the Green Lantern and the Hulk. This superhero subgenre offers a hermeneutic for those interested in integrating mutiplicity into religious practices and considerations of the afterlife.
Summary Book Review Comics and Sacred Texts by Assaf Gamzou:
Download or read book Comics and Sacred Texts written by Assaf Gamzou and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Ofra Amihay, Madeline Backus, Samantha Baskind, Elizabeth Rae Coody, Scott S. Elliott, Assaf Gamzou, Susan Handelman, Leah Hochman, Leonard V. Kaplan, Ken Koltun-Fromm, Shiamin Kwa, Samantha Langsdale, A. David Lewis, Karline McLain, Ranen Omer-Sherman, Joshua Plencner, and Jeffrey L. Richey Comics and Sacred Texts explores how comics and notions of the sacred interweave new modes of seeing and understanding the sacral. Comics and graphic narratives help readers see religion in the everyday and in depictions of God, in transfigured, heroic selves as much as in the lives of saints and the meters of holy languages. Coeditors Assaf Gamzou and Ken Koltun-Fromm reveal the graphic character of sacred narratives, imagining new vistas for both comics and religious texts. In both visual and linguistic forms, graphic narratives reveal representational strategies to encounter the sacred in all its ambivalence. Through close readings and critical inquiry, these essays contemplate the intersections between religion and comics in ways that critically expand our ability to think about religious landscapes, rhetorical practices, pictorial representation, and the everyday experiences of the uncanny. Organized into four sections--Seeing the Sacred in Comics; Reimagining Sacred Texts through Comics; Transfigured Comic Selves, Monsters, and the Body; and The Everyday Sacred in Comics--the essays explore comics and graphic novels ranging from Craig Thompson's Habibi and Marvel's X-Men and Captain America to graphic adaptions of religious texts such as 1 Samuel and the Gospel of Mark. Sacred Texts and Comics shows how claims to the sacred are nourished and concealed in comic narratives. Covering many religions, not only Christianity and Judaism, this rare volume contests the profane/sacred divide and establishes the import of comics and graphic narratives in disclosing the presence of the sacred in everyday human experience.
Author :Dan W. Clanton, Jr. Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2020-11-24 ISBN 10 :9780190077471 Pages :640 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (747 users download)
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture by Dan W. Clanton, Jr.:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture written by Dan W. Clanton, Jr. and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-24 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of the reciprocal relationship between the Bible and popular culture has blossomed in the past few decades, and the time seems ripe for a broadly-conceived work that assesses the current state of the field, offers examples of work in that field, and suggests future directions for further study. This Handbook includes a wide range of topics organized under several broad themes, including biblical characters (such as Adam, Eve, David and Jesus) and themes (like Creation, Hell, and Apocalyptic) in popular culture; the Bible in popular cultural genres (for example, film, comics, and Jazz); and "lived" examples (such as museums and theme parks). The Handbook concludes with a section taking stock of methodologies and the impact of the field on teaching and publishing. The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture represents a major contribution to the field by some of its leading practitioners, and will be a key resource for the future development of the study of both the Bible and its role in American popular culture.
Summary Book Review The Secret Origins of Comics Studies by Matthew Smith:
Download or read book The Secret Origins of Comics Studies written by Matthew Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-19 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions that have created and shaped the field of Comics Studies over the past 75 years. From Coulton Waugh to Wolfgang Fuchs, these influential historians, educators, and theorists produced the foundational work and built the institutions that inspired the recent surge in scholarly work in this dynamic, interdisciplinary field. Sometimes scorned, often underappreciated, these visionaries established a path followed by subsequent generations of scholars in literary studies, communication, art history, the social sciences, and more. Giving not only credit where credit is due, this volume both offers an authoritative account of the history of Comics Studies and also helps move the field forward by being a valuable resource for creating graduate student reading lists and the first stop for anyone writing a comics-related literature review.
Summary Book Review Ms. Marvel's America by Jessica Baldanzi:
Download or read book Ms. Marvel's America written by Jessica Baldanzi and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2020-02-28 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by José Alaniz, Jessica Baldanzi, Eric Berlatsky, Peter E. Carlson, Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins, Antero Garcia, Aaron Kashtan, Winona Landis, A. David Lewis, Martin Lund, Shabana Mir, Kristin M. Peterson, Nicholaus Pumphrey, Hussein Rashid, and J. Richard Stevens Mainstream superheroes are becoming more and more diverse, with new identities for Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. Though the Marvel-verse is becoming much more racially, ethnically, and gender diverse, many of these comics remain shy about religion. The new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is a notable exception, not only because she is written and conceived by two women, Sana Amanat and G. Willow Wilson, but also because both of these women bring their own experiences as Muslim Americans to the character. This distinct collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature, cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications to engage with a single character, exploring Khan’s significance for a broad readership. While acknowledged as the first Muslim superhero to headline her own series, her character appears well developed and multifaceted in many other ways. She is the first character to take over an established superhero persona, Ms. Marvel, without a reboot of the series or death of the original character. The teenager is also a second-generation immigrant, born to parents who arrived in New Jersey from Pakistan. With essays from and about diverse voices on an array of topics from fashion to immigration history to fandom, this volume includes an exclusive interview with Ms. Marvel author and cocreator G. Willow Wilson by gender studies scholar Shabana Mir.
Summary Book Review R. Crumb by David Stephen Calonne:
Download or read book R. Crumb written by David Stephen Calonne and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Crumb (b. 1943) read widely and deeply a long roster of authors including Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, J. D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg, as well as religious classics including biblical, Buddhist, Hindu, and Gnostic texts. Crumb’s genius, according to author David Stephen Calonne, lies in his ability to absorb a variety of literary, artistic, and spiritual traditions and incorporate them within an original, American mode of discourse that seeks to reveal his personal search for the meaning of life. R. Crumb: Literature, Autobiography, and the Quest for Self contains six chapters that chart Crumb’s intellectual trajectory and explore the recurring philosophical themes that permeate his depictions of literary and biographical works and the ways he responds to them through innovative, dazzling compositional techniques. Calonne explores the ways Crumb develops concepts of solitude, despair, desire, and conflict as aspects of the quest for self in his engagement with the book of Genesis and works by Franz Kafka, Jean-Paul Sartre, the Beats, Charles Bukowski, and Philip K. Dick, as well as Crumb’s illustrations of biographies of musicians Jelly Roll Morton and Charley Patton. Calonne demonstrates how Crumb’s love for literature led him to attempt an extremely faithful rendering of the texts he admired while at the same time highlighting for his readers the particular hidden philosophical meanings he found most significant in his own autobiographical quest for identity and his authentic self.
Summary Book Review The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture by Paul G. Hackett:
Download or read book The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture written by Paul G. Hackett and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-10-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents case studies in the shifting representations of yogic themes and figures in worldwide popular culture from the middle of the nineteenth century to contemporary times. The authors analyze everything from comic books and novels to television, movies, and theater as they portray yogis and their esoteric practices.
Summary Book Review Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age by Christopher M. Moreman:
Download or read book Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age written by Christopher M. Moreman and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-20 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fascinating work explores the meaning of death in the digital age, showing readers the new ways digital technology allows humans to approach, prepare for, and handle their ultimate destiny. • Explains how new technologies and online accessibility are changing human attitudes to death and dying—and impacting the ways in which people live • Explores the afterlife experience as it can play out in a variety of digital media, including Facebook and other social media, World of Warcraft and video games, YouTube and other video services, and Internet memorials • Analyzes the myriad ways encounters with death and dying and the capacity for mourning are mediated by new technologies • Places death and dying in the digital age in historical perspective, showing how beliefs about and approaches to death and dying have changed constantly over time
Summary Book Review Colonial Comics by Jason Rodriguez:
Download or read book Colonial Comics written by Jason Rodriguez and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Colonial Comics is a graphic novel collection of 20 stories focusing on the colonial period from 1620 through 1750 in New England. Stories about Puritans and free thinkers, Pequots and Jewish settlers, female business owners and dedicated school teachers, whales and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other aspects of colonial life.
Author :Christopher G. White Publisher :Harvard University Press Release Date :2018-03-16 ISBN 10 :9780674984295 Pages :376 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (429 users download)
Summary Book Review Other Worlds by Christopher G. White:
Download or read book Other Worlds written by Christopher G. White and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-16 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christopher White points to ways that both spiritual practices and scientific speculation about multiverses and invisible dimensions are efforts to peer into the hidden elements and even existential meaning of the universe. Creatively appropriated, these ideas can restore a spiritual sense that the world is greater than anything our eyes can see.
Download or read book Haawiyat written by A. David Lewis and published by . This book was released on 2019-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: HAAWIYAT (translated from the Arabic as "container" or "vessel") is a collaborative artistic product of the Comics for Youth Refugees Incorporated Collective (CYRIC) nonprofit organization. Coordinated by Dr. A. David Lewis, a range of artists worked to produce a full-length, full-color Arabic-language comic of Syrian folklore to be given at no cost to refugee children. The wealth of stories taken from various eras of Syrian and Assyrian culture are intended not only to entertain and to reconnect these children to the culture of their native home but also to serve as a gentle therapeutic device in the wake of displacement's trauma. Artists from all walks of life, nationalities, religions, and experiences combined to offer this small measure of hope to the next generation of international storytellers.
Summary Book Review Pandemics and Epidemics in Cultural Representation by Sathyaraj Venkatesan:
Download or read book Pandemics and Epidemics in Cultural Representation written by Sathyaraj Venkatesan and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Colonial Comics, Volume II by Jason Rodriguez:
Download or read book Colonial Comics, Volume II written by Jason Rodriguez and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 2017-01-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A massacre in Boston. A tea party. A shot heard around the world. But who was the first casualty of the massacre? How did the tea get to Boston Harbor? What was the Battle of Concord like for a Minute Man? Colonial Comics: New England, 1750–1775 expands the frame of this important period of American history. Unconventional characters come to life, including gravedigging medical students, counterfeiters, female playwrights, instigators of civil disobedience, newspaper editors, college students, rum traders, freemen, and slaves.
Summary Book Review Law and Literature by Kieran Dolin:
Download or read book Law and Literature written by Kieran Dolin and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Law and Literature presents an authoritative, fresh and accessible new overview of the many ways in which law and literature interact. Written by a team of international experts, it provides a multi-focused history of literary studies' critical interest in ideas of law and justice. It examines the effects of law on writers and their work, ranging from classical tragedy to comics, and from East Africa to Elizabethan England. Over twenty chapters, contributors reveal the intricate and multivalent historical interactions between law and literature, both past and present, and trace the intellectual genesis of the concept of law in literary studies, focusing on major developments in the history of the interdisciplinary project of law and literature, as well as the changing ideas of law, and the cultural contests in which it has figured. Law and Literature will appeal to graduates and scholars working on the intersection between law and literature and in key related areas such as literature and human rights.
Download or read book Supersex written by Anna Peppard and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2020-12-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Superman, created in 1938, to the transmedia DC and Marvel universes of today, superheroes have always been sexy. And their sexiness has always been controversial, inspiring censorship and moral panic. Yet though it has inspired jokes and innuendos, accusations of moral depravity, and sporadic academic discourse, the topic of superhero sexuality is like superhero sexuality itself—seemingly obvious yet conspicuously absent. Supersex: Sexuality, Fantasy, and the Superhero is the first scholarly book specifically devoted to unpacking the superhero genre’s complicated relationship with sexuality. Exploring sexual themes and imagery within mainstream comic books, television shows, and films as well as independent and explicitly pornographic productions catering to various orientations and kinks, Supersex offers a fresh—and lascivious—perspective on the superhero genre’s historical and contemporary popularity. Across fourteen essays touching on Superman, Batman, the X-Men, and many others, Anna F. Peppard and her contributors present superhero sexuality as both dangerously exciting and excitingly dangerous, encapsulating the superhero genre’s worst impulses and its most productively rebellious ones. Supersex argues that sex is at the heart of our fascination with superheroes, even—and sometimes especially—when the capes and tights stay on.
Summary Book Review Icons of the American Comic Book by Randy Duncan:
Download or read book Icons of the American Comic Book written by Randy Duncan and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-01 with total page 920 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography