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Dr. Knopf is an award-winning scholar of political, pop cultural, and visual rhetoric and a professor of speech communication.

Professor. Author. Speaker. Editor. Leader.

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Christina M.
Knopf, PhD

"INTREPID RESEARCHER, INSIGHTFUL COLLEAGUE, IMPASSIONED INSTRUCTOR"

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More than just escapist entertainment, comics offer a popular yet complicated vision of the American political tableau. Politics in the Gutters considers the political myths, moments, and mimeses in comic books—from nonfiction to science fiction, superhero to supernatural, serious to satirical, golden age to present day—to consider how they represent, re-present, underpin, and/or undermine ideas and ideals about American electoral politics.

cover of The Comic Art of War

Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study—the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and women who served, looking at recurring themes of culture, hierarchy, enemies and allies, geography, sexuality, combat, and civilian relations, describing how comics function within a community.

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Books

Book Chapters

Chapters
Articles

Etcetera

In Media Res

In Media Res

Anger, Fear & Feminism

Graphic Possibilities

Graphic Possibilities

Political Cartoons & Comics Bibliography

In Media Res

In Media Res

Joker, Jesters, & Gender

In Media Res

In Media Res

Menacing & Maternal

In Media Res

In Media Res

New Nostalgic Impulse of D&D

FLOW

FLOW

Queer Female Superheroes

In Media Res

In Media Res

Horrors of Election 2016

Encyclopedia of Black Comics

Encyclopedia of Black Comics

J. Anderson, S. Grant, V. Grant, J. Robinson

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annotated bibliography

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Series Editor for:
Routledge Advances in Comics
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Series Editor
Vintage Comic Books
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