Comic art and feminism in the baltic sea region: Transnational perspectives

Kristy Beers Fägersten, Anna Nordenstam, Leena Romu, Margareta Wallin Wictorin

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This edited collection explores how the relationship between comic art and feminism has been shaped by global, transnational, and local trends, curating analyses of multinational comic art that encompass themes of gender, sexuality, power, vulnerability, assault, abuse, taboo, and trauma. The chapters illuminate in turn the defining features of the aesthetics, materiality, and thematic content of their source material - often expressed with humorous undertones of self-reflection or social criticism - as well as recurring strategies of visualising and narrating female experiences. Broadening the research perspective of feminist comics to include national comics cultures peripheral to the cultural centers of Anglo-American, Franco-Belgian, and Japanese comics, the anthology explores how the dominant narrative or history of canonical works can be challenged or deconstructed by local histories of comics and feminism and their transnational connections, and how local histories complement or challenge the current understanding of the relationship between feminism and comic art. This is an essential collection for scholars and students in comics studies, women and gender studies, media studies, and literature.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781003039402
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021
Publication typeC2 Edited books

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Comics

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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