BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Comics, graphic narratives, and lesbian lives

    Bauer, Heike (2015) Comics, graphic narratives, and lesbian lives. In: Medd, J. (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature. The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 219-235. ISBN 9781107054004.

    [img]
    Preview
    Text
    chapter proofs.pdf - Published Version of Record

    Download (1MB) | Preview

    Abstract

    Lesbian comics and graphic narratives have gained unprecedented cultural presence in the twenty-first century. Yet despite the surge in interest in the work of artists such as Alison Bechdel, and despite the existence of a substantial online archive about lesbian comics created by artists, readers, and collectors, relatively little critical attention has been directed to this work. The chapter begins to fill this gap. Taking the Bechdel’s work as its start-and-end point, it provides an overview of major developments in lesbian comics and contextualises them including in relation to the gendered conditions of possibility that define comics culture.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Heike Bauer
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 13:09
    Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 09:37
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/13530

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    773Downloads
    670Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item