ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

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ImageTexT Volume 7, Issue 4 2014

This special issue's cover uses "Comic of Her Own" promotional artwork, which was created by Megan Kelso (top) and Leela Corman (bottom).

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A Comic of Her Own:
Women Writing, Reading and Embodying through Comics

A special issue of ImageTexT edited by Jeffrey A. Brown and Melissa Loucks

A Comic of Her Own:
Women Writing, Reading and Embodying through Comics
Jeffrey A. Brown and Melissa Loucks


Does 21st Century Feminist Fiction Challenge or Uphold Conventional Notions of the Family? A Critique of A Mercy and Fun Home Monalesia Earle
Evolving Sub-Texts in the Visual Exploitation of the Female Form: Good Girl and Bad Girl Comic Art Pre- and Post-Second Wave Feminism Christopher Hayton
Re-booting Barbara Gordon: Oracle, Batgirl, and Feminist Disability Theories Carolyn Cocca
Bound and Dreaming: Female Empowerment through Sado-Masochistic Fantasy in Guido Crepax's Valentina Cara Takakjian
Zombies vs. Superheroes: Resurrecting Gender Formulas in The Walking Dead and The Fantastic Four Chris Gavaler
"How Can I Refuse You, Mother Box?!" Abjection and Objectification of Motherhood in Jack Kirby's Fourth World Annamarie O'Brien
Making Serious Subjects Lighter: Trauma in the Adolescent Autographic Michael Kersulov


Review of Jeet Heer's In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman Charles Acheson
Review of Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels Brian Bates
Review of The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here: Images From The Graphic Novel Sergio Figueiredo
Review of From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative Orion Ussner Kidder
Review of Animating the Unconscious: Desire, Sexuality and Animation Robin Alex McDonald


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