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The French Comics Theory Reader - (Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 385

Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Series Title: Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Leuven University Press

Age Range: Teen

Language: English

Street Date: November 4, 2014
TCIN: 78118360
UPC: 9789058679888
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-4669


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, Beno�t Peeters, Jan Baetens, and Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle, over the past fifty years.The collection covers a broad range of approaches to the medium, including historical, formal, sociological, philosophical, and psychoanalytic. A general introduction provides an overall context, and, in addition, each of the four thematic sections is prefaced by a brief summary of each text and an explanation of how they have influenced later work. The translations are faithful to the originals while reading clearly in English, and, where necessary, cultural references are clarified.Contributors Jan Baetens, G�rard Blanchard, Luc Boltanski, Sylvain Bouyer, Philippe Capart, Erwin Dejasse, Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle, Jean-Claude Glasser, Thierry Groensteen, Manuel Hirtz, Francis Lacassin, Bruno Lecigne, Pascal Lef�vre, Jean-Christophe Menu, Harry Morgan, Pascal Ory, Beno�t Peeters, Jacques Samson, Barth�l�my Schwartz, Michel Serres, Thierry Smolderen, Pierre Sterckx, Jean-Pierre Tamine, Serge Tisseron

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