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Demystification and Disruption

Laurence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

society, in which menstruation would be revered. Frangos shows how she uses metatextual strategies, including self-reflexive commentary, to unsettle habitual norms and definitions of gender and, in a reparative move, to look beyond their limits. He

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A Historical Focus on Comics

Lawrence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

conspicuous. The authors emphasise the significance of the representation of lesbians in some comics, at a time when homophobia was the norm within society and when, even within the women's movement itself, gay women were silenced and invisible. A strand of

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A Transtextual Hermeneutic Journey

Horst Rosenthal's Mickey au camp de Gurs (1942)

Yaakova Sacerdoti

social conventions and propose alternative and saner ones is to ensure his message is clear to readers. For this, he employs two techniques: laying bare the perverted norms and establishing a consensus with readers. Mickey is a self-conscious narrator who

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‘For He Bestirred Himself to Protect the Land from the Moors’

Depicting the Medieval Reconquista in Modern Spanish Graphic Novels

Iain A. MacInnes

for themselves. Still, it is arguable that such behaviour is consistent with contemporary norms. Men were killed in battle, and even an archbishop could be allowed to commit such acts if it was against a non-Christian foe. This conduct is very

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Lise Tannahill, Eliza Bourque Dandridge, and Rachel Mizsei Ward

its pages, Beaux-Arts Magazine discusses and analyses comics in relation to pre-existing norms of artistic value, as in the following quote from a 2012 issue: ‘Si la bande dessinée a sa place au musée, ce serait plutôt dans des expositions

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Review Article

Simon Grennan, Roger Sabin and Julian Waite, Marie Duval (Oxford: Myriad Editions, 2018)

David Kunzle

-nudity – after the demise of the bustle into which the long-lasting crinoline had morphed. The defining support for the new fashion was a heavily engineered ‘cuirasse corset’, which lent itself to extreme tight-lacing, the silhouette of which was Duval's norm, as

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Dissenting Voices?

Controlling Children’s Comics under Franco

Rhiannon McGlade

per the 1952 norms – but they would also be obliged to state with further precision their target audience. In this respect, readerships were categorised by age into young girls and boys; adolescent boys; and adolescent girls. The legislation also

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Gazing at Medusa

Adaptation as Phallocentric Appropriation in Blue Is the Warmest Color

Marion Krauthaker and Roy Connolly

which Clémentine is attracted to Thomas but leaves his room suddenly before they can have sex, therefore resisting heterosexual norms. Furthermore, whereas Clémentine and Emma are separated by the death of the former in the original, the adaptation

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The Crown and the Crowd

Sublimations of Monarchy in Georgian Satirical Prints

David Morgan

position with respect to the metropolitan and political epicentre of their day. Colley argues that while in theory British monarchs continued to enjoy the sort of absolutist powers that remained the norm throughout continental Europe, in practice their

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Social Criticism through Humour in the Digital Age

Multimodal Extension in the Works of Aleix Saló

Javier Muñoz-Basols and Marina Massaguer Comes

Middle Eastern background music, thereby reaffirming the humour evoked by the drawings through the effect of ‘anchoring’ the viewer-listener in this imaginary Españistán, where poverty and political chaos are the norm ( Figure 4 ). The nomenclature