ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

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ImageTexT Volume 8, Issue 1 2014

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is a web journal dedicated to furthering comics and imagetext scholarship in a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Access to ImageTexT is provided free of charge by the Department of English at the University of Florida. All authors retain copyright of their essays, and all images are assumed to be protected by original copyright holders. No part of this issue may be republished or reprinted without the permission of the individual authors. Viewing essays and images implies that you agree to our terms of use.

A Note from the Editors Terry Harpold and
Anastasia Ulanowicz


Constructing Guy Delisle's Shenzhen and Deng Xiaoping's Shenzhen:
Graphic Novel and Urban Space
Michelle E. Bloom
Invisible Spaces for the "Impossible" State:
National Identity and the Production of Space in Joe Sacco's Palestine
Cristina Delgado-García
The Epistemology of the Phone Booth:
The Superheroic Identity and Queer Theory in Batwoman: Elegy
Andréa Gilroy

Forum: Monsters in the Margins

Introduction Katherine Shaeffer and Spencer Chalifour
From Humbaba to the Wild Things:
The Monster Archetype That is Forever With Us
John Cech
Guest Artist Illustration: Monster Picnic Jonathan Case
Two Lunatics:
Sanity and Insanity in The Killing Joke
Eric Doise
Obama Zombies and Rhetorical (Dis)Identifications in an Era of Dog Whistle Politics and Political Polarization Laurie Gries
Erotic Grotesque Redemption:
Transgressive Sexuality and the Search for Salvation in Katsuya Terada's The Monkey King Volume 1
Caleb Simmons
Chick Tracts, Monstrosity, and Pornography Anastasia Ulanowicz


Review of Redrawing French Empire in Comics Anne Cirella-Urrutia
Review of Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation Francesca Lyn
Review of Jose Alaniz's Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond Ashley Manchester
Playing at the Margins:
A Review of Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives
Kate Polak
Review of Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form Molly J. Scanlon


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