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Historical and Cultural Perspectives
Edited by Anne Magnussen
258 pages, 57 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-996-9 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (November 2020)
ISBN 978-1-78920-997-6 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (November 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78920-998-3 eBook
“If anyone is planning a course on contemporary Spanish comics, please look no further. This title is the ideal companion for any class on this topic. On the other hand, one of the virtues of graphic narratives is the amount of information they can transmit about the culture, history, and politics of any location, making them a suitable vehicle for the examination of any context. Anne Magnussen’s edited volume is a flawless example of this aspect…Overall, Magnussen’s volume does a superb job bringing together a select group of scholars to discuss and examine the contemporary Spanish comics scene… Anyone reading this book will understand well why Spanish comics are thriving. Their effervescence and vibrancy denote an area of the national cultural industry that shows no signs of faltering or hesitancy,” • Comic Art Blog
Spanish comics represent an exciting and diverse field, yet one that is often overlooked outside of Spain. Spanish Comics offers an overview on contemporary scholarship on Spanish comics, focusing on a wide range of comics dating from the Francoist dictatorship, 1939-1975; the Political Transition, 1970-1985; and Democratic Spain since the early 1980s including the emergence of the graphic novel in 2000. Touching on themes of memory, gender, regional identities, and history, the chapters in this collection demonstrate the historical and cultural significance of Spanish comics.
Anne Magnussen is an associate professor at the Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, and co-editor of the journal European Comic Art.
Subject: Cultural Studies (General)Media Studies
Area: Southern Europe
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