WorldCat Identities

Worcester, Kent 1959-

Works: 22 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 8,144 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Case studies  Interviews  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PN6710, 741.509
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Worcester
Arguing comics : literary masters on a popular medium by Jeet Heer( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kendte skribenters skrifter fra 1895-1972 om tegnede serier. Teksterne giver tilsammen et overblik over, hvordan synet på tegneserier har ændret sig i løbet af det 20. århundrede
A comics studies reader by Jeet Heer( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the best scholars writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics
C.L.R. James : a political biography by Kent Worcester( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 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
Violence and politics : globalization's paradox by Kent Worcester( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Trade union politics : American unions and economic change, 1960s-1990s( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The superhero reader by Charles Hatfield( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 179 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 published is astounding
Peter Bagge : conversations by Peter Bagge( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fans of Peter Bagge (b. 1957) and his bracing satirical writing and drawing, this collection offers a perfect means to track how he describes his career choices, work habits, preoccupations, and comedic sensibility since the 1980s. Featuring a new interview and much previously unavailable material, this book delivers insightful, occasionally gossipy, sometimes funny, and often tart conversations. His career has intersected with the modern history of comics, from underground comix and indie comics to comics journalism and graphic nonfiction. Bagge's detailed, garrulous, and often grotesquely funny (and discomfiting) work harks back to the underground generation, recalling Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton, while also pointing forward to the emergence of alternative comics as a distinct genre. His signature series, the rawly humorous Hate (1990-1998) and his editorship (1983-1986) of the often outrageous Weirdo magazine, founded by Crumb, established Bagge as a leading voice in alternative comics, and his rude, wildly expressive cartooning makes him a counterpoint to the still introspection of recent literary graphic novels. In his career over three decades, Bagge has left his mark on various formats and genres, as a prolific cartoonist, an accomplished musician, and a sometime essayist, editor, and animator. While his creative output encompasses autobiographical comics, graphic nonfiction, magazine illustrations, gag cartoons, minicomics, political commentary, superhero parodies, comic strips, animated videos, and one-page humor pieces, Bagge stands out for creating continuity-based graphic stories that revolve around sharply defined, over-the-top fictional characters. Libertarians know him for his comics journalism, as his graphic biography of Margaret Sanger in 2013 reaches new audiences. While some have lazily branded Bagge as a grunge-era visual satirist, his creative restlessness and expanding body of work make it difficult to confine him within any single genre, cultural niche, or historical moment
Peter Kuper : conversations by Peter Kuper( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the interviews collected in this book are either previously unpublished or long out of print, and they address such varied topics as the nuts and bolts of creating graphic novels, world travels, teaching at Harvard University, Hollywood deal-making, climate change, Spy vs. Spy, New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, Mad magazine, and World War 3 Illustrated
C.L.R. James and the American century, 1938-1953 by Kent Worcester( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent agitators : cartoon art from the pages of New politics( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Victorian with the rebel seed' : C.L.R. James and the politics of intellectual engagement by Kent Worcester( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comics, comics studies, and political science( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many readers look to comics and cartoons for entertainment, but they can also inform, as well as inspire, controversy and even acts of political violence, as the Jyllands-Posten and Charlie Hebdo cases demonstrate. Indeed, politics and comics connect and overlap in all sorts of ways. This review essay explores the nexus of politics and comics at a time when a growing number of cartoonists are creating extended works of graphic nonfiction that address serious political and historical themes
After Thatcher : special issue on contemporary British politics( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Toon town : New York City and comic books by Kent Worcester( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

C.L.R. James in the 1980s : a conversation with Anna Grimshaw by Anna Grimshaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

C.L.R. James and the development of a Pan-African problematic by Kent Worcester( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Peter Kuper Conversations by Kent Worcester( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- PETER KUPER: CONVERSATIONS -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Introduction -- Chronology -- Peter Kuper Interview -- System Failure -- Comics: Underground, Adult, Real-Life, and Radical -- The World War 3 Illustrated Roundtable -- Diario de Peter Kuper -- Drawn to an International Comic Art Career -- Kuper & Tobocman Celebrate WW3 Illustrated -- World War 3 Has Raged for 35 Years -- Thirty-Five Years of WW3 -- The Long Haul -- Interview with Robert Crumb -- Vaughn Bodē Interview -- G.A.S. Lite Presents a Bill Gaines Interview! -- Jack Kirby Interview -- Additional Resources
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Arguing comics : literary masters on a popular medium
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