Empirical Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

1st Edition

Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Janina Wildfeuer

Published June 27, 2018
Reference - 350 Pages - 52 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138737440 - CAT# Y327252
Series: Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

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This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the quantitative study of comics, manga, and graphic novels. Individual chapters focus on corpus studies, the potential of crowdsourcing for comics research, annotation and narrative analysis, cognitive processing and reception studies. This volume opens up new perspectives for the study of visual narrative, making it a key reference for anyone interested in the scientific study of art and literature as well as the digital humanities.

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