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1 books of Anita McDaniel, April Jo Murphy, Bob Batchelor, Caryn E. Neumann, Christina M. Smith, Christopher Paul Wagenheim, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Hande Eslen-Ziya, Itir Erhart, Joseph J. Darowski, K. A. Laity, Lauren Lemley, Maja Bajac-Carter, Mauricio Espinoza, Michael R. Kramer, Nathan Miczo, Norma Jones, Roy Cook, Sandra J. Lindow, Sharon Zechowski, T. Keith Edmunds, Tricia Clasen, Trina Robbins Adina Schneeweis

Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture—and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves, particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature—few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the changing societal roles for both women and men. In Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture, editors Maja Bajac-­Carter, Norma Jones, and Bob Batchelor have selected essays by award-­winning contributors that offer a variety of perspectives on the representations of heroines in today’s society. Focused on printed media, this collection looks at heroic women depicted in literature, graphic novels, manga, and comic books. Addressing heroines from such sources as the Marvel and DC comic universes, manga, and the Twilight novels, contributors go beyond the account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, . . .

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