This section of the website lists some recommendations for books relating to our field of interest.

A Selected bibliography


​Aarons, Victoria. Holocaust Graphic Narratives: Generation, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Abate, Michelle Ann, and Gwen A. Tarbox. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017.

Abate, Michelle Ann. Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.

Ahmed, Maheen. Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.

_____________ and Benoît Crucifix, eds. Comics Memory: Archives and Styles. Palgrave, 2018.

Aldama, Frederick Luis, editor. Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australasia. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.

_____________, editor. Comics Studies Here and Now. Routledge, 2018.

_____________, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. The University of Arizona Press, 2017.

Appel, John J. Jews in American Graphic Satire and Humor. Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1984.

Atkins, Susan A. An Approach for Using Comics to Motivate Students While Reinforcing Comprehension Skills. Oswego, NY: State University of New York, 1975.

Ayaka, Carolene, and Ian Hague. Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

Babic, Annessa Ann. Comics as History, Comics as Literature: Roles of the Comic Book in Scholarship, Society, and Entertainment. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014.

Baetens, Jan, Hugo Frey, and Stephen E. Tabachnick, eds. The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel. Cambridge UP, 2018.

Bakis, Maureen. The Graphic Novel Classroom: Powerful Teaching and Learning with Images. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press, 2012.

Berninger, Mark, Jochen Ecke, and Gideon Haberkorn. Comics As a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2010.

Bevin, Phillip. Superman and Comic Book Brand Continuity . Routledge, 2018. 

Bitz, Michael. Manga High Literacy, Identity, and Coming of Age in an Urban High School. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2009.

Brown, Jeffrey A. Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus . Routledge, 2018.

Burger, Alissa. Teaching Graphic Novels in the English Classroom: Pedagogical Possibilities of Multimodal Literacy Engagement. Palgrave, 2018

Carter, James B. Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English, 2007.

Cooper, Vicki. Comics as an Educational Tool. Lawrenceville, GA.: Pawprints, 1981.

Craig, Jane Ann. Drawing on Your Rights: Using Editorial Cartoons to Teach about the Bill of Rights. Austin,Tex.: Law Focused Education, 1991.

Cruz, Rachelle. Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics. Cognella,2018.

Davis, Blair. Comic Book Movies . Rutgers UP, 2018.

Davies, Dominic, and Candida Rifkind, editors. Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage. Palgrave, 2020

Dunst, Alexander, Jochen Laubrock, and Janina Wildfeuer, eds. Empirical Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods. Routledge, 2018.

Eckard, Sandra. Comic Connections: Analyzing Hero and Identity. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

Elder, Joshua, and Chris Giarrusso. Reading with Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter! Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014.

Gamzou, Assaf and Ken Koltun-Fromm, eds. Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives. UP of Mississippi, 2018.

Goodrum, Michael. Superheroes and American Self Image: From War to Watergate. Routledge, 2017.

______________, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith, editors. Gender and the Superhero Narrative. University Press of Mississippi, 2019.

Goodman, Michael, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith, eds. Gender and the Superhero Narrative. UP of Mississippi, 2018.

Gorman, Michele. Getting Graphic!: Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing, 2003.

Hague, Ian, Ian Horton, and Nina Mickwitz, editors. Contexts of Violence in Comics. Routledge, 2019.

Huxley, David. Lone Heroes and the Myth of the American West in Comic Books, 1945-1962 . Palgrave, 2018.

Inge, M. Thomas. Comics in the Classroom. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1989.

Jeffries, Dru. Comic Book Film Style: Cinema at 24 Panels Per Second. University of Texas Press, 2017.

Kashtan, Aaron. Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future. The Ohio State University Press, 2018.

Kennedy, Martha H. Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists. University Press of Mississippi, in association with the Library of Congress, 2018.

Kocmarek, Ivan. Heroes of the Home Front: Bell Features Artists of WWII . North End Books, 2018

Kunka, Andrew. Autobiographical Comics. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Limb, Peter and Tejumola Olaniyan, eds. Taking African Cartoons Seriously: Politics, Satire, and Culture. Michigan State UP, 2018.

Lent, John A., and Ying Xu. Comics Art in China. University Press of Mississippi, 2017.

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics. New York: Paradox Press, 2000.

Mikkonen, Kai. The Narratology of Comic Art. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Miller, Maggi. Laughter is a Basic Skill: a Guide to Using the Comics to Teach Basic Reading Skills. Austin, TX.: Austin American-Statesman, 1981.

Mitaine, Benoît, David Roche, and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot, eds. Comics and Adaptation. Trans. Aarnoud Rommens and David Roche, UP of Mississippi, 2018

Mollica, Anthony. Cartoons in the Language Classroom. 1970. Reprint, NY: ACTFL Material Center, 1976.

Monnin, Katie. Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House Pub, 2011.

Murray, Christopher. The British Superhero. University Press of Mississippi, 2017

Newbold, Jamie. The Forensic Comicologist: Insights from a Life in Comics. McFarland, 2018.

Nolan, Michelle. Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics . McFarland, 2018.

O’Roark, Brian and Rob Salkowitz, eds. Superheroes and Economics: The Shadowy World of Capes, Masks, and Invisible Hands. Routledge, 2018.

Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah E, Cathy Sell, and Queenie Chan. Manga Vision: Cultural and Communicative Perspectives. Clayton, Victoria, Australia : Monash University Publishing, 2016.

Prorokova, Tatiana and Nimrod Tal, eds. Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory. Rutgers UP, 2018.

Rourke, James. The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life.   Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2010.

Selwood, Sara, and Diana Irving. Harmful Publications: Comics, Education and Disenfranchised Young People. London: Art & Society, 1993.

Steinberg, Jerry. Whatcha Gonna Learn from Comics?: How to Use Comics to Teach Languages. Markham, Ontario: Pippin Publishing, 1992.

Tabachnick, Stephen E. Teaching the Graphic Novel. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

Witek, Joseph. Comic Books as History: the Narrative art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1989.

Woo, Benjamin. Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018.

Yockey, Matt, editor. Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe. University of Texas
Press, 2017