- Series: Polygons: Cultural Diversities and Intersections (Book 14)
- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (July 30, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845455886
- ISBN-13: 978-1845455880
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,611,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Comics in French: The European Bande Dessinée in Context (Polygons: Cultural Diversities and Intersections) 1st Edition
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"...comics, and French comics in particular, are becoming a hot topic in the academic world....while giving a context to the visual, [the author] succeeds in keeping close to the comic books and even the specific pictures with which he deals. Hence, the book is full of concrete examples of an incredible variety of styles and themes of Bande dessinée, beautifully and smartly contextualized. Indeed, the analyses Grove provides throughout the book make it a very good tool for the study of French culture." · H-France Review
"...a well-documented and well-written work that will not only be a valuable resource for research but should also be a livre de chevet for anyone teaching a class linked to BD [bandes desinées]...It should be noted that Grove does not merely recapitulate or synthesize the critical work published in French and English on BD. He also stakes out original and sometimes challenging positions." · French Studies
"Comics in French is written in a friendly, engaging style. Grove patiently explains and justifies his largely chronological, historical approach at each step of the way, discussing its pros and cons. The book covers a vast number of text/image... [and] is a valuable and very readable new contribution to bande dessiné studies. It deserves a place on the bookshelves of teachers, students and aficionados alike." · Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics
About the Author
Laurence Grove is Reader in French and Director of the Stirling Maxwell Centre for the Study of Text/Image Cultures at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on historical aspects of text/image forms, and in particular bande dessinée. He is President of the International Bande Dessinée Society. As well as serving on the consultative committees of a number of journals, he is general editor of Glasgow Emblem Studies, and co-editor of European Comic Art. Laurence Grove has authored (in full, jointly or as editor) nine books and approximately forty chapters or articles.
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