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ERIC Number: EJ1062023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Comics and Scholarship: Sketching the Possibilities
Bahl, Erin Kathleen
Composition Studies, v43 n1 p178-182 Spr 2015
Thus far, attention to comics in academia has been focused "on" comics as a subject of literary (Chute; Gardner; Hatfield), theoretical (Cohn; Groensteen, "The System of Comics" and "Comics and Narration"; Postema), or pedagogical studies (Bakis; Carter; Jacobs). There has been less emphasis on scholarly composing with comics (some notable exceptions include Scott McCloud's celebrated "Understanding Comics" and Nick Sousanis's recently published dissertation, "Unflattening"). If you'll excuse the irony of writing on such a topic in an alphabetic format, I suggest that fusions between comics and scholarship can (1) fruitfully challenge definitions of scholarly genres, (2) offer resources for designing arguments in digital environments, and (3) invite all who practice scholarly composing to reflect critically upon their mediating decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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