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    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.

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    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.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Heike Bauer
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 13:09
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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