New series 'Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels'

published by Leuven University Press

Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels presents state-of-the-art contributions on comics and graphic novels.

The series publishes research on European comics and graphic novels and aims at stimulating scholarship on European BDs. It includes titles from scholars working in different disciplines, such as history, literary criticism, literary theory, art history, and visual studies. Typical themes to be addressed will comprise European graphic novels and comics in historical context; gender and other social identity analysis; theorizations; and detailed case studies or wider surveys. The series publishes monographs and collections for university-level researchers and ambitions to advance knowledge of this still relatively under-discussed subject.

First issue :

The French Comics Theory Reader
Ann Miller - Bart Beaty (eds)Leuven University Press
Series Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels
ISBN 9789058679888
385 p.

Key French-language theoretical texts on comics translated into English for the first time
The French Comics Theory Reader presents a collection of key theoretical texts on comics, spanning a period from the 1960s to the 2010s, written in French and never before translated into English. The publication brings a distinctive set of authors together uniting theoretical scholars, artists, journalists, and comics critics. Readers will gain access to important debates that have taken place among major French-language comics scholars, including Thierry Groensteen, Benoît Peeters, Jan Baetens, and Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle, over the past fifty years. 

Forthcoming titles :

Ann Miller and Bart Beaty (eds.), The French Comics Theory Reader
Fabrice Leroy, Sfar So Far: Identity, History, Fantasy and Mimesis in Joann Sfar’s Graphic Novels
Grace Schneider, What Happens When Nothing Happens. Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Graphic Narratives
Mel Gibson, Remembered Reading. Memory, Comics and Post-War Constructions of British Girlhood
Simon Grennan & Laurence Grove, Transforming Anthony Trollope. Dispossession, Victorianism and 19th Century Word and Image

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