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Worcester, Kent 1959-

Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 5,850 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN6710, 741.509
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Worcester
Arguing comics literary masters on a popular medium( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Art Spiegelman's Maus-a two-part graphic novel about the Holocaust-won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, comics scholarship grew increasingly popular and notable. The rise of "serious" comics has generated growing levels of interest as scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals continue to explore the history, aesthetics, and semiotics of the comics medium. Yet those who write about the comics often assume analysis of the medium didn't begin until the cultural studies movement was underway. Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium brings together nearly two dozen essays
C.L.R. James a political biography by Kent Worcester( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.L.R. James: A Political Biography offers the first sustained account of the life and work of one of the twentieth-century's most important radical intellectuals. C.L.R. James (1901-1989) was born and raised in Trinidad and became one of the most prominent figures to emerge out of the West Indian diaspora. He authored numerous books and essays on Caribbean history, Marxist theory, literary criticism, Western civilization, African politics, Hegelian philosophy and popular culture. His best known works, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, and Beyond a Boundary are classics of twentieth-century thought. James played an active part in democratic movements in the West Indies and Africa as well as in left-wing and Pan-African campaigns in Britain, the United States, and Trinidad
A comics studies reader by Jeet Heer( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Comics Studies Reader offers the best of the new comics scholarship in nearly thirty essays on a wide variety of such comics forms as gag cartoons, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, manga, and graphic novels. The anthology covers the pioneering work of Rodolphe Töpffer, the Disney comics of Carl Barks, and the graphic novels of Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware, as well as Peanuts , romance comics, and superheroes. It explores the stylistic achievements of manga, the international anti-comics campaign, and power and class in Mexican comic books and English illustrated stories. A Comics Studies Reader introduces readers to the major debates and points of reference that continue to shape the field. It will interest anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of comics and is ideal for classroom use
The superhero reader by Charles Hatfield( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For the past half-century they have also been the one overwhelmingly dominant market genre. The sheer volume of superhero comics that have been publ
Violence and politics : globalization's paradox by Kenton Worcester( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002
Trade union politics : American unions and economic change, 1960s-1990s( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.L.R. James and the American century, 1938-1953 by Kent Worcester( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Science Research Council, 1923-1998 by Kent Worcester( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Bagge : conversations by Peter Bagge( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The superhero reader( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Indian politics and cricket : C.L.R. James and Trinidad, 1958-1963 by Kent Worcester( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing comics literary masters on a popular medium( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Worcester, Kenton.

Worcester Kenton 1959-....

English (51)

A comics studies readerViolence and politics : globalization's paradoxArguing comics literary masters on a popular medium