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George Sprott

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Publisher : Drawn & Quarterly
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ISBN 10 : 9781770465695
Pages : 300 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (656 downloads)

Download George Sprott PDF Full Free by Seth and published by Drawn & Quarterly. This book was released on 2022-05-02 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How to encapsulate a life, in all its messiness, epiphanies, misunderstandings, disappointments, and joys? With George Sprott 1894-1975, Seth offers one tragicomic answer. Page by page, we learn about George—outmoded television host, creature of habit, charming if pompous old man, selfish lover, man about to die—and though this is ultimately the story of one man’s death, Seth leavens it with humor and restraint. The book’s omniscient narrator offers a patchwork tale: a series of “interviews” with the people who cared about George, flashbacks, and personal reminiscences. The thwarted love of his life, Olive Mott, and the woman he marries, Helen. His trips to the Arctic and the exoticized portrait his documentaries painted of a Great White North. His habit of falling asleep on air. His humdrum demise. What emerges is a story about memory, loss, time, and the stories we tell (and retell) to get through the day. George’s romanticizing and repeating of his adventures up North, “adventures” that are revealed to be entirely fictional, holds a mirror to the ways we each historicize our own lives. Originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine before being published in an expanded, large-format hardcover by Drawn & Quarterly, this new edition is the definitive George Sprott.


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George Sprott

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ISBN 10 : 2756014451
Pages : 96 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (56 downloads)

Download George Sprott PDF Full Free by Seth and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Présentateur fictif d'une chaîne de télévision canadienne locale, George Sprott est un personnage ambigu. Qui est-il vraiment ? Ses différentes facettes sont révélatrices des petits travers de l'être humain.


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Material Cultures in Canada

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Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781771120159
Pages : 358 pages
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Download Material Cultures in Canada PDF Full Free by Thomas Allen and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2015-06-08 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Material Cultures in Canada presents the vibrant and diverse field of material culture studies in Canadian literary, artistic, and political contexts today. The first of its kind, this collection features sixteen essays by leading scholars in Canada, each of whom examines a different object of study, including the beaver, geraniums, comics, water, a musical playlist, and the human body. The book’s three sections focus, in turn, on objects that are persistently material, on things whose materiality blends into the immaterial, and on the materials of spaces. Contributors highlight some of the most exciting new developments in the field, such as the emergence of “new materialism,” affect theory, globalization studies, and environmental criticism. Although the book has a Canadian centre, the majority of its contributors consider objects that cross borders or otherwise resist national affiliation. This collection will be valuable to readers within and outside of Canada who are interested in material culture studies and, in addition, will appeal to anyone interested in the central debates taking place in Canadian political and cultural life today, such as climate change, citizenship, shifts in urban and small-town life, and the persistence of imperialism.


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Forging the Past

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496807328
Pages : 252 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (73 downloads)

Download Forging the Past PDF Full Free by Daniel Marrone and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2016-08-11 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At once familiar and hard to place, the work of acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth evokes a world that no longer exists--and perhaps never existed, except in the panels of long-forgotten comics. Seth's distinctive drawing style strikingly recalls a bygone era of cartooning, an apt vehicle for melancholy, gently ironic narratives that depict the grip of the past on the present. Even when he appears to look to the past, however, Seth (born Gregory Gallant) is constantly pushing the medium of comics forward with sophisticated work that often incorporates metafiction, parody, and formal experimentation. Forging the Past offers a comprehensive account of this work and the complex interventions it makes into the past. Moving beyond common notions of nostalgia, Daniel Marrone explores the various ways in which Seth's comics induce readers to participate in forging histories and memories. Marrone discusses collecting, Canadian identity, New Yorker cartoons, authenticity, artifice, and ambiguity--all within the context of comics' unique structure and texture. Seth's comics are suffused with longing for the past, but on close examination this longing is revealed to be deeply ambivalent, ironic, and self-aware. Marrone undertakes the most thorough, sustained investigation of Seth's work to date, while advancing a broader argument about how comics operate as a literary medium. Included as an appendix is a substantial interview, conducted by the author, in which Seth candidly discusses his work, his peers, and his influences.


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Visible Cities, Global Comics

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496825070
Pages : 302 pages
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Download Visible Cities, Global Comics PDF Full Free by Benjamin Fraser and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More and more people are noticing links between urban geography and the spaces within the layout of panels on the comics page. Benjamin Fraser explores the representation of the city in a range of comics from across the globe. Comics address the city as an idea, a historical fact, a social construction, a material-built environment, a shared space forged from the collective imagination, or as a social arena navigated according to personal desire. Accordingly, Fraser brings insights from urban theory to bear on specific comics. The works selected comprise a variety of international, alternative, and independent small-press comics artists, from engravings and early comics to single-panel work, graphic novels, manga, and trading cards, by artists such as Will Eisner, Tsutomu Nihei, Hariton Pushwagner, Julie Doucet, Frans Masereel, and Chris Ware. In the first monograph on this subject, Fraser touches on many themes of modern urban life: activism, alienation, consumerism, flânerie, gentrification, the mystery story, science fiction, sexual orientation, and working-class labor. He leads readers to images of such cities as Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Lyon, Madrid, Montevideo, Montreal, New York, Oslo, Paris, São Paolo, and Tokyo. Through close readings, each chapter introduces readers to specific comics artists and works and investigates a range of topics related to the medium’s spatial form, stylistic variation, and cultural prominence. Mainly, Fraser mixes interest in urbanism and architecture with the creative strategies that comics artists employ to bring their urban images to life.


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Hinterland Remixed

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 10 : 9780773559721
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Download Hinterland Remixed PDF Full Free by Andrew Burke and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2019-11-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like the flute melody from Hinterland Who's Who, the 1970s haunt Canadian cultural memory. Though the decade often feels lost to history, Hinterland Remixed focuses on boldly innovative works as well as popular film, television, and music to show that Canada never fully left the 1970s behind. Andrew Burke reveals how contemporary artists and filmmakers have revisited the era's cinematic and televisual residues to uncover what has been lost over the years. Investigating how the traces of an analogue past circulate in a digital age, Burke digs through the remnants of 1970s Canadiana and examines key audiovisual works from this overlooked decade, uncovering the period's aspirations, desires, fears, and anxieties. He then looks to contemporary projects that remix, remediate, and reanimate the period. Exploring an idiosyncratic selection of works – from Michael Snow's experimental landscape film La Région Centrale, to SCTV's satirical skewering of network television, to L'Atelier national du Manitoba's video lament for the Winnipeg Jets – this book asks key questions about nation, nostalgia, media, and memory. A timely intervention, Hinterland Remixed demands we recognize the ways in which the unrealized cultural ambitions and unresolved anxieties of a previous decade continue to resonate in our current lives.


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Seth

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781626743878
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (438 downloads)

Download Seth PDF Full Free by Eric Hoffman and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2015-02-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canadian cartoonist Gregory Gallant, pen name Seth, emerged as a cartoonist in the fertile period of the 1980s, when the alternative comics market boomed. Though he was influenced by mainstream comics in his teen years and did his earliest comics work on Mister X, a mainstream-style melodrama, Seth remains one of the least mainstream-inflected figures of the alternative comics' movement. His primary influences are underground comix, newspaper strips, and classic cartooning. These interviews, including one career-spanning, definitive interview between the volume editors and the artist published here for the first time, delve into Seth's output from its earliest days to the present. Conversations offer insight into his influences, ideologies of comics and art, thematic preoccupations, and major works, from numerous perspectives—given Seth's complex and multifaceted artistic endeavors. Seth's first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, announced his fascination with the past and with earlier cartooning styles. Subsequent works expand on those preoccupations and themes. Clyde Fans, for example, balances present-day action against narratives set in the past. The visual style looks polished and contemplative, the narrative deliberately paced; plot seems less important than mood or characterization, as Seth deals with the inescapable grind of time and what it devours, themes which recur to varying degrees in George Sprott, Wimbledon Green, and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.


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Comics and Stuff

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781479800933
Pages : 356 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (9 downloads)

Download Comics and Stuff PDF Full Free by Henry Jenkins and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Considers how comics display our everyday stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—as a way into understanding how we represent ourselves now For most of their history, comics were widely understood as disposable—you read them and discarded them, and the pulp paper they were printed on decomposed over time. Today, comic books have been rebranded as graphic novels—clothbound high-gloss volumes that can be purchased in bookstores, checked out of libraries, and displayed proudly on bookshelves. They are reviewed by serious critics and studied in university classrooms. A medium once considered trash has been transformed into a respectable, if not elite, genre. While the American comics of the past were about hyperbolic battles between good and evil, most of today’s graphic novels focus on everyday personal experiences. Contemporary culture is awash with stuff. They give vivid expression to a culture preoccupied with the processes of circulation and appraisal, accumulation and possession. By design, comics encourage the reader to scan the landscape, to pay attention to the physical objects that fill our lives and constitute our familiar surroundings. Because comics take place in a completely fabricated world, everything is there intentionally. Comics are stuff; comics tell stories about stuff; and they display stuff. When we use the phrase “and stuff” in everyday speech, we often mean something vague, something like “etcetera.” In this book, stuff refers not only to physical objects, but also to the emotions, sentimental attachments, and nostalgic longings that we express—or hold at bay—through our relationships with stuff. In Comics and Stuff, his first solo authored book in over a decade, pioneering media scholar Henry Jenkins moves through anthropology, material culture, literary criticism, and art history to resituate comics in the cultural landscape. Through over one hundred full-color illustrations, using close readings of contemporary graphic novels, Jenkins explores how comics depict stuff and exposes the central role that stuff plays in how we curate our identities, sustain memory, and make meaning. Comics and Stuff presents an innovative new way of thinking about comics and graphic novels that will change how we think about our stuff and ourselves.


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The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists

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Publisher : Drawn & Quarterly
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ISBN 10 : 9781770464315
Pages : 141 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (643 downloads)

Download The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists PDF Full Free by Seth and published by Drawn & Quarterly. This book was released on 2020-08-28 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The companion graphic novel to Wimbledon Green Whenever you're in Dominion, on Milverton Street you will stumble across an arresting array of handsome old buildings. The one with the pink stone façade and the familiar Canadian cartoon characters over the doorway is the Dominion branch of the Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, erected in 1935 and the last standing building of the once prestigious members-only organization. For years, this building, filled with art deco lamps, simple handcrafted wood furniture, and halls and halls of black-and-white portraits of Canada's best cartoonists, was where the professionals of the Great White North's active comics community met—so active that there were outposts in Montreal and Winnipeg, with headquarters in Toronto. Everyone from all branches of the industry—newspaper strips, gag cartoons, nickel-backs, comic books, political art, accordion books, graphic novels—gathered in their dark green blazers to drink cocktails, eat, dance, and discuss all things cartooning. The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists celebrates the cartoonists the comic collectors love.


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The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9781000800944
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada PDF Full Free by Sonja Boon and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-01-06 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada explores the exciting world of nonfiction writing about the self, designed to give teachers and students the tools they need to study both canonical and lesser-known works. The volume introduces important texts and contexts for interpreting life narratives, demonstrates the conceptual tools necessary to understand what life narratives are and how they work, and offers an historical overview of key moments in Canadian auto/biography. Not sure what life writing in Canada is, or how to study it? This critical introduction covers the tools and approaches you require in order to undertake your own interpretation of life writing texts. You will encounter nonfictional writing about individual lives and experiences—including biography, autobiography, letters, diaries, comics, poetry, plays, and memoirs. The volume includes case studies to provide examples of how to study and research life narratives and toolkits to help you apply what you learn. The Routledge Introduction to Auto/biography in Canada provides instructors and students with the contexts and the critical tools to discover the power of life writing, and the skills to study any kind of nonfiction, from Canada and around the world.


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Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313357466
Pages : 763 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels PDF Full Free by M. Keith Booker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-05 with total page 763 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arranged alphabetically, offers 340 signed entries focusing on English-language comics with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.


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The Art of Pere Joan

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781477318126
Pages : 326 pages
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Download The Art of Pere Joan PDF Full Free by Benjamin Fraser and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2019-04-22 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in Mallorca, Pere Joan Riera (known professionally as Pere Joan) thrived in the underground comics world, beginning in the mid-1970s with the self-published collections Baladas Urbanas and MuŽrdago, both of which were released almost immediately after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco and Spain's transition to democracy. The first monograph in English on a comics artist from the Spain, The Art of Pere Joan takes a topographical approach to reading comics, applying theories of cultural and urban geography to Pere Joan’s treament of space and landscape in his singular body of work. Balancing this goal with an exploration of specific works by Pere Joan, Benjamin Fraser demonstrates that looking at the thematic, structural, and aesthetic originality of the artist's landscape-driven work can help us begin to newly understand the representational properties of comics as a spatial medium. This in-depth examination reveals the resonance between the cultural landscapes of Mallorca and Pere Joan's metaphorical approach to both rural and urban environments in comics that weave emotional, ecological, and artistic strands in revolutionary ways.


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Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9780786492640
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives PDF Full Free by Lan Dong and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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On the Edge of the Panel

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443881999
Pages : 330 pages
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Download On the Edge of the Panel PDF Full Free by Julio Cañero and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-04 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To create a comic is not to illustrate words, but to create narrative diagrams and transform strokes into imaging words. The infinite array of possibilities that the merging of text and pictures provides is a garden of forking paths that critics have just started to explore. This is an art that operates as the crossroads of various disciplines, but whose specifications require a thorough understanding of its unique mechanisms. The explosion of experimental works and the incorporation of previously marginal (or nonexistent) genres and themes in comics have enriched an already fruitful art in ways that continue to surprise both readers and critics. This collection of essays offers a space of reflection on the cultural, social, historical, and ideological dimensions of comics. With this in the background, the book focuses on three main areas: the origins and definitions of comics; the formal tools of the medium; and authors and their works. The historical and formal approach to comics, as shown here, is still essential and the debate about the origins and definition is still present, but two thirds of this collection formulate other treatments that scholars had not started to tackle until recently. Does this mean that the study of comics has finally reached the necessary confidence to abandon the artistic legitimization of the medium? Or are they just new self defense mechanisms through alliances with other fields of academic interest? This book will add to the debate on comics, as did the international conference that led to it. It provides a channel of communication with an art, a two-headed medium that, like the god Janus, operates as a hinge, as a meeting point, as a bridge between pictorial and literary expression.


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Wimbledon Green

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Publisher : Drawn & Quarterly
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ISBN 10 : 9781770464322
Pages : 127 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (643 downloads)

Download Wimbledon Green PDF Full Free by Seth and published by Drawn & Quarterly. This book was released on 2020-08-28 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the critically acclaimed cartoonist of Clyde Fans and It's A Good Life comes a humorous graphic novel on the obsession of comic-book collecting Taking a break from the serialization of his saga Clyde Fans and the design of The Complete Peanuts, critically acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Seth creates a farcical world of the people whose passion lies in the need to own comic books and only in pristine, mint condition. Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world's greatest comic-book collector who brokered the world's best comic-book deal in the history of collecting. Comic-book retailers, auctioneers, and conventioneers from around North America, as well as Green's collecting rivals, weigh in on the man and his vast collection of comic books. Are Green's intentions honorable? Does he truly love comics or is he driven by the need to conquer? Lastly, is he really even Wimbledon Green? A charming and amusing caper where comic-book collecting is a world of intrigue and high finance. Part riotous chase, part whimsical character sketch, Wimbledon Green looks at the need to collect and the need to reinvent oneself.


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Fandom, Second Edition

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781479812769
Pages : 445 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (127 downloads)

Download Fandom, Second Edition PDF Full Free by Jonathan Gray and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2017-08-28 with total page 445 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction: why still study fans? / Cornel Sandvoss, Jonathan Gray, and C. Lee Harrington -- Fan texts and objects -- The death of the reader? : literary theory and the study of texts in popular culture / Cornel Sandvoss -- Intimate intertextuality and performative fragments in media fanfiction / Kristina Busse -- Media academics as media audiences : aesthetic judgments in media and cultural studies / Matt Hills -- Copyright law, fan practices, and the rights of the author (2017) / Rebecca Tushnet -- Toy fandom, adulthood, and the ludic age : creative material culture as play / Katriina Heljakka -- Spaces of fandom -- Loving music : listeners, entertainments, and the origins of music fandom in nineteenth-century America / Daniel Cavicchi -- Resisting technology in music fandom : nostalgia, authenticity, and Kate Bush's "Before the dawn" / Lucy Bennett -- I scream therefore I fan? : music audiences and affective citizenship / Mark Duffett -- A sort of homecoming: fan viewing and symbolic pilgrimage / Will Brooker -- Reimagining the imagined community : online media fandoms in the age of global convergence / Lori Hitchcock Morimoto and Bertha Chin -- Temporalities of fandom -- Do all "good things" come to an end? : revisiting Martha Stewart fans after imclone / Melissa A. Click -- The lives of fandoms / Denise D. Bielby and C. Lee Harrington -- "What are you collecting now?" seth, comics, and meaning management / Henry Jenkins -- Sex, utopia, and the queer temporalities of fannish love / Alexis Lothian -- The fan citizen: fan politics and activism -- The news : you gotta love it / Jonathan Gray -- Memory, archive, and history in political fan fiction / Abigail De Kosnik -- Between rowdies and rasikas : rethinking fan activity in Indian film culture / Aswin Punathambekar -- Black twitter and the politics of viewing scandal / Dayna Chatman -- Deploying oppositional fandoms : activists' use of sports fandom in the Redskins controversy / Lori Kido Lopez and Jason Kido Lopez -- Fan labor and fan-producer interactions -- Ethics of fansubbing in Anime's hybrid public culture / Mizuko Ito -- Live from hall H : fan/producer symbiosis at San Diego comic-con / Anne Gilbert -- Fantagonism: factions, institutions, and constitutive hegemonies of fandom -- Derek johnson -- The powers that squee : Orlando Jones and intersectional fan studies / Suzanne Scott -- Measuring fandom : social tv analytics and the integration of fandom into television audience measurement / Philip M. Napoli and Allie Kosterich -- About the contributors -- Index


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The New York Times Magazine

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ISBN 10 : UCD:31175031461505
Pages : 312 pages
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Download The New York Times Magazine PDF Full Free by and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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