-Please do not come to the store until you get a confirmation email that your order is complete and ready for pickup!
-Please place orders for pre-order titles separately. If your pre-order is placed with other titles, please note that we will add additional shipping fees.
-Women & Children First is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Bringing together the work of an array of North American and European scholars, this collection highlights a previously unexamined area within global comics studies. It analyses comics from countries formerly behind the Iron Curtain like East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Ukraine, given their shared history of WWII and Communism. In addition to situating these graphic narratives in their national and subnational contexts, Comics of the New Europe pays particular attention to transnational connections along the common themes of nostalgia, memoir, and life under Communism. The essays offer insights into a new generation of European cartoonists that looks forward, inspired and informed by traditions from Franco-Belgian and American comics, and back, as they use the medium of comics to reexamine and reevaluate not only their national pasts and respective comics traditions but also their own post-1989 identities and experiences.
Contributors: Max Bledstein (University of Winnipeg), Dragana Obradovic (University of Toronto), Aleksandra Sekulic (University of Arts in Belgrade), Pavel Koř nek (Institute of Czech Literature, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague), Martin Foret (Palack University), Michael Scholz (Uppsala University), Sean Eedy (Carleton University), Elizabeth Nijdam (University of British Columbia), Ewa Stańczyk (University of Amsterdam), Eszter Sz p (E tv's Lor nd University)