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Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jason D. DeHart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
Copyright: ©2023
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4313-2
ISBN13: 9781668443132
ISBN10: 1668443139
EISBN13: 9781668443149


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Art can be used in education to assist in engagement, comprehension, and literacy. For years, comics and graphic novels have been written off as simple sources of entertainment. However, comics and graphic novels have tremendous value when utilized in the classroom as unique texts that can be approached philosophically and cognitively.

Exploring Comics and Graphic Novels in the Classroom highlights voices from a number of disciplines in education, showcasing research and practice using both popular and lesser-known examples of comics across time in terms of publishing history and across geographic contexts. It explores comics from multiple viewpoints to share the efficacy of these texts in descriptive, narrative, and empirical ways. Covering topics such as intersectional identity representation, sequential visual art, and critical analysis, this premier reference source is a dynamic resource for educational administrators, teacher educators, preservice teachers, faculty of both K-12 and higher education, librarians, teaching artists, researchers, and academicians.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Jason DeHart (Ed.)
Jason D. DeHart is a passionate educator and has served as a middle grades teacher for eight years. He also served as an assistant professor of reading education at Appalachian State University from 2019-2022, and has taught reading education courses at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. DeHart's research interests include multimodal literacy, including film and graphic novels, and literacy instruction with adolescents. His work has recently appeared in SIGNAL Journal, English Journal, and The Social Studies.


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