Sugar, Spice, and the Not So Nice: Comics Picturing Girlhood (Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels) (Paperback)

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By Dona Pursall (Editor), Eva Van Van de Wiele (Editor)
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Sugar, 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 comic 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 and the anglophone world and beyond, and including visual essays and practice-based research 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.

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Contributors: Mel Gibson (Northumbria University), Martha Newbigging (Seneca College), Mar a Porras S nchez (Complutense University of Madrid), JoAnn Purcell (York University and Seneca College), Beno t 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), S bastien Conard (KASK Ghent School of Arts and LUCA Brussels), Marthine Bertiot (University of Edinburgh), Julia Round (Bournemouth University)

About the Author

Dona Pursall and Eva Van de Wiele are joint PhD students on the ERC project Children in Comics of Prof. Maaheen Ahmed at Ghent University and co-supervisor Prof. Jan Baetens at KU Leuven.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789462703612
ISBN-10: 9462703612
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2022
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels