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[BKARTS] New title explores French-language comic strip!

Intellect is proud to announce the recent publication of...
Reading Bande Dessinée: Critical Approaches to French-language Comic Strip
By Ann Miller
£19.95 / $40, ISBN 9781841501772, paperback, 272pp
The popularity of bande dessinée, or French-language comic strip, means that
it is increasingly being included on university syllabuses worldwide. This
new title from Intellect, Reading Bande Dessinée, provides a thorough
introduction to the medium and in-depth critical analysis of contemporary
examples of the art form, its historical context, key artists, and common

Miller¹s groundbreaking book demonstrates exactly why bande dessinée is
considered to be a visual narrative art form and encourages the reader to
appreciate it to the best of their abilities. Miller also provides the
terminology, framework and tools necessary for study, highly relevant to
current curriculum. In doing so, she creates a multi-disciplinary,
comprehensive approach to the subject matter. Reading Bande Dessinée draws
from analytical viewpoints such as narratology, cultural and gender studies
to illuminate the form fully, investigating the satirical possibilities and
seeing how the comic strip challenges representations of the body according
to gender theories. This volume explores the controversy surrounding the
comic strips in French society and traces the historical and cultural
implications of its legitimization. With the growing academic readership of
bande dessinée, this book proves to be an invaluable analysis for scholars
of the postmodern narrative art. Reading Bande Dessinée is also an essential
resource for anyone interested in the cultural context, visual and narrative
intricacies of comic strip.

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