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Title World Train Beginning Graphic Novel Part I
Author MD Shoatzycoatl
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2016-04-17
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 92
ISBN 1365033678
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Follow the adventure of a young man who is hit by a train and transported to a shadowy afterlife world full of minotaurs, tanks, mermaids, priests, robots, tribesmen, and many other colorful beasts, creatures, and characters! WORLD TRAIN charts the mystical journey of a nameless narrator who attempts to find God, love, and the meaning of life amidst a collection of philosophical and mythological tales that will set your imagination in motion.

Title Apocalyptic Ecology in the Graphic Novel
Author Clint Jones
Publisher McFarland
Release 2020-03-16
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 189
ISBN 1476639701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

As awareness of climate change grows, so do the number of cultural depictions of environmental disaster. Graphic novels have reliably produced dramatizations of such disasters. Many use themes of dystopian hopefulness, or the enjoyment readers experience from seeing society prevail in times of apocalypse. This book argues that these generally inspirational narratives contribute to a societal apathy for real-life environmental degradation. By examining the narratives and art of the environmental apocalypse in contemporary graphic novels, the author stands against dystopian hope, arguing that the ways in which we experience depictions of apocalypse shape how we respond to real crises.

Railway Discourse by Esterino Adami

Title Railway Discourse
Author Esterino Adami
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2019-01-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 161
ISBN 1527525554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume examines the train trope in a variety of cultural, literary and linguistic contexts, from contemporary crime fiction and dystopian graphic narratives to postcolonial railway travelogues, by employing a range of methods and frameworks. Situated within the “Discourse, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics” collection, the book critically engages with significant areas such as discourse and narrative structure. Interpreting the railway as a powerful cultural and imaginary site in the English-speaking world that traverses a range of creative domains, this study explores the ways in which the train and its structures, symbols and metaphors are textually rendered and the type of stylistic effects they generate in readers. It introduces, frames and discusses the idea of railway discourse and focuses on specific case studies (The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, the graphic novel Snowpiercer and Monisha Rajesh’s Around India in 80 Trains). In particular, it considers how a compartment window can constrain, and shape, the point of view of a narrator, the way in which science fiction trains are conceptually imagined, and the intercultural implications of rail travel writing in India today. To analyse the role and meaning of the railway in these texts, and compare them with others, this work adopts and adapts analytical tools and critical concepts from the integration of different fields, such as stylistics and linguistics, postcolonial criticism and literary studies.

Title Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives
Author Lan Dong
Publisher McFarland
Release 2014-01-10
Category Education
Total Pages 280
ISBN 0786492643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The essays in this collection discuss how comics and graphic narratives can be useful primary texts and learning tools in college and university classes across different disciplines. There are six sections: American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Genre Studies, and Composition, Rhetoric and Communication. With a combination of practical and theoretical investigations, the book brings together discussions among teacher-scholars to advance the scholarship on teaching comics and graphic narratives—and provides scholars with useful references, critical approaches, and particular case studies.

Title Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom
Author William Boerman-Cornell
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2020-10-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1350112704
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

There is an increasing trend in teachers using graphic novels to get their students excited about reading and writing, using both original stories and adaptations of classic works by authors such as Homer, Shakespeare, and the Brontes. However, there is surprisingly little research available about which pedagogies and classroom practices are proven to be effective. This book draws on cutting-edge research, surveys and classroom observations to provide a set of effective methods for teaching with graphic novels in the secondary English language arts classroom. These methods can be applied to a broad base of uses ranging from understanding literary criticism, critical reading, multimodal composition, to learning literary devices like foreshadowing and irony. The book begins by looking at what English language arts teachers hope to achieve in the classroom. It then considers the affordances and constraints of using graphic novels to achieve these specific goals, using some of the most successful graphic novels as examples, including Maus; Persepolis; The Nameless City; and American Born Chinese and series such as Manga Shakespeare. Finally, it helps the teacher navigate through the planning process to figure out how to best use graphic novels in their own classroom. Drawing on their extensive teaching experience, the authors offer examples from real classrooms, suggested lesson plans, and a list of teachable graphic novels organized by purpose of teaching.

Title Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition
Author Michael Pawuk
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2017-05-30
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 719
ISBN 1440851360
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Title The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel
Author Jan Baetens
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2018-07-31
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages
ISBN 1316771938
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students.

Transnational Railway Cultures by Benjamin Fraser

Title Transnational Railway Cultures
Author Benjamin Fraser
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release 2021-10-15
Category Transportation
Total Pages 250
ISBN 1789209196
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Since the advent of train travel, railways have compressed space and crossed national boundaries to become transnational icons, evoking hope, dread, progress, or obsolescence in different cultural domains. Spanning five continents and a diverse range of contexts, this collection offers an unprecedentedly broad survey of global representations of trains. From experimental novels to Hollywood blockbusters, the works studied here chart fascinating routes across a remarkably varied cultural landscape.

Title Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications
Author Robert G. Weiner
Publisher McFarland
Release 2008-09-18
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 399
ISBN 0786451157
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.

Title The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel
Author Stephen E. Tabachnick
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2017-07-03
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages
ISBN 1108239080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Since the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students alike.