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Author Name:    Bajac-Carter, Maja

Title:   Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 

ISBN Number:   1442231475 / 9781442231474

Seller ID:   ING9781442231474

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Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the changing societal roles for both women and men. In Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture, editors Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones, and Bob Batchelor have selected essays written by award-winning contributors that offer a variety of perspectives on the representations of heroines in today s society. Focused on printed media, this collection looks at heroic women depicted in literature, graphic novels, manga, and comic books. Addressing heroines from such sources as the Marvel and DC comic universes, manga, and the Twilight novels, contributors go beyond the account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress. These engaging and important essays situate heroines within culture, revealing them as tough and self-sufficient females who often break the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not expect. Analyzing how women are and have been represented in print, this companion volume to Heroines of Film and Television will be appeal to scholars in literature, rhetoric, and media as well as to broader audiences that are interested in portrayals of women in popular culture.



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