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Reading Bande Dessinee: Critical Approaches to French-language Comic Strip (Paperback)
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Reading Bande Dessinee: Critical Approaches to French-language Comic Strip (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 21/08/2009
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"Reading Bande Dessinee" provides a thorough introduction to the medium of bande dessinee and in-depth critical analysis with focus on contemporary examples of the art form, historical context, key artists, and themes such as gender, autobiography and postcolonial culture.Miller's groundbreaking book demonstrates exactly why bande dessinee is considered to be a visual narrative art form and encourages the reader to appreciate and understand it to the best of their abilities. Miller also provides the terminology, framework and tools necessary for study, highly relevant to current curriculum and she creates a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to the subject matter. This volume explores the controversy surrounding the comic strips in contemporary French society and traces the historical and cultural implications surrounding the legitimization of bande dessinee.This is the first English-language book not only to include a historical overview of bande dessinee, but also to offer critical methods for studying it - there are an increasing number of modules for students of French in North American universities. It is a good reference source for students specifically studying bande dessinee, or general cultural background in French. At present there is no such reference source available.

Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781841501772
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 230 x 174 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
0;The work provides both a key analysis for scholars of the bande dessinee, as well as a manual for a modern application of critical theory.1;2;Dr. Laurence Grove, University of Glasgow
-- Laurence Grove
"[Miller's] analysis ranges from psychoanalytic to Marxist interpretations and is a terrific introduction to this neglected aspect of the comic world."
--Roger Sabin "Observer "
"The characteristics of Ann Miller's writing for me abound in this latest work; concise prose, beautifully crafted sentences, complex analysis illustrated with crystal clear exemplification. This is a work for a wide readership. It is a work for enriching subject knowledge for teachers and students of French and/or the visual arts at advanced levels."
--Ann Swarbrick "Language Learning Journal "
"The work provides both a key analysis for scholars of the bande dessinee, as well as a manual for a modern application of critical theory."
--Dr. Laurence Grove, University of Glasgow
"This exceptional work of synthesis by Ann Miller must be applauded. She succeeds in providing a detailed and complete panorama of bande dessinee a cultural phenomenon, an achievement which is all the more remarkable given that the author makes successive use of multiple scholarly approaches, moving from the cultural history of the production and reception of bande dessinee to the theoretical reflections on the medium, the sociological analysis and the problematic of the autobiographical self in graphic literature."
--Harry Morgan
[Miller s] analysis ranges from psychoanalytic to Marxist interpretations and is a terrific introduction to this neglected aspect of the comic world.
--Roger Sabin "Observer ""
The characteristics of Ann Miller s writing for me abound in this latest work; concise prose, beautifully crafted sentences, complex analysis illustrated with crystal clear exemplification. This is a work for a wide readership. It is a work for enriching subject knowledge for teachers and students of French and/or the visual arts at advanced levels.
--Ann Swarbrick "Language Learning Journal ""
The work provides both a key analysis for scholars of the bande dessinee, as well as a manual for a modern application of critical theory.
--Dr. Laurence Grove, University of Glasgow"
This exceptional work of synthesis by Ann Miller must be applauded. She succeeds in providing a detailed and complete panorama of bande dessinee a cultural phenomenon, an achievement which is all the more remarkable given that the author makes successive use of multiple scholarly approaches, moving from the cultural history of the production and reception of bande dessinee to the theoretical reflections on the medium, the sociological analysis and the problematic of the autobiographical self in graphic literature.
--Harry Morgan"

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