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The Graphic Novel in Context

Sabin, Roger (2010) The Graphic Novel in Context. In: La Novela Grafica. Arco/Libros, Spain. ISBN 9781434222701 [Creative Arts and Design > Graphic Design]
Creators:Sabin, Roger

A Spanish academic anthology. My chapter built on a previously published chapter in my 'Adult Comics: An Introduction' (Routledge), to situate the rise of the graphic novel in a socio-cultural context. This included reference to the works of Alan Moore, Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman, and drew upon approaches derived from political economy. Attention was also paid to the role of PR in turning ‘comics’ into ‘graphic novels’.

Type of Research:Book Section
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Roger Sabin

Research Interests

Cultural history, cultural studies, subcultural studies, film and television studies. Specialisms: comics, graphic novels, manga; punk and counterculture; 19th century entertainment; television crime drama. Cultural theory, especially postmodernism in history.
Current Research

Currently completing one book and co-authoring two others. The sole-authored book is about 19th century ‘funny papers’/comics, and in particular the character 'Ally Sloper', the first comics superstar. The other two concern TV crime drama: one is about The Wire, and one about the history of the genre. Also, various smaller-scale projects involving comics, graphic novels, manga and other areas listed above.

Previous books include: As Author: Comics, Comics and Graphic Novels (Phaidon); Adult Comics: An Introduction (Routledge); The Lasting of the Mohicans (University Press of Mississippi – co-authored with Martin Barker). As Editor: Punk Rock: So What? (Routledge); Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics 1976-Now (Codex - with Teal Triggs); The Movie Book (Phaidon – with Michael Newton).

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:RPE
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:2361
Deposited By:Roger Sabin
Deposited On:29 Sep 2010 10:46
Last Modified:10 Jan 2012 09:38
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