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Historicizing the Emergence of Comics Art Scholarship in Spain, 1965-1975

Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio (2018) Historicizing the Emergence of Comics Art Scholarship in Spain, 1965-1975. European Comic Art, 11 (1). pp. 8-29. ISSN 1754-3797. E-ISSN 1754-3800. (doi:10.3167/eca.2018.110102) (KAR id:66817)

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This article traces the formation of comics art scholarship in Spain during the period 1965 to 1975. This decade witnessed the beginning of the study of comics as a serious object of cultural analysis. Reading formations surrounding the medium, in particular historical and critical reading protocols, as well as a set of key critical debates, were concurrent with the establishment and the development of mass communication studies as an incipient field of research in Spain in the mid-1960s. The aim of the article is to provide a close examination of the first generation of critics participating in and writing about the scene in relation to hitherto overlooked local and transnational contexts that shaped the constitution of the Spanish field of comics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3167/eca.2018.110102
Uncontrolled keywords: comics cultures, constitution of field, cultural intermediaries, fanzines, pioneering critics, Spain
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PB Modern Languages
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Antonio Lazaro-Reboll
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 13:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:54 UTC
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