The Bible and Comics: Women, Power and Representation in Graphic Narratives (Hardcover)

The Bible and Comics: Women, Power and Representation in Graphic Narratives By Zanne Domoney-Lyttle, Laura Quick (Editor), Jacqueline Vayntrub (Editor) Cover Image

The Bible and Comics: Women, Power and Representation in Graphic Narratives (Hardcover)

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This interdisciplinary volume seeks to trace the diverse ways in which stories of biblical women have been reimagined in and as comic books. Feminist biblical scholarship has previously addressed the tradition that relegates female biblical characters to secondary roles, merely enabling the male characters to attain their own goals. Using examples from both secular and religious comic Bibles, and comic Bibles aimed at children and older audiences, Zanne Domoney-Lyttle now fully considers contemporary remediations of biblical narratives to the same degree.

Remediating ancient, biblical text into modern, graphical comic books affects the reception of the text in several ways. This book aims to investigate how the production, format, and function of comic Bibles encourages the depiction of biblical characters from a contemporary perspective, while also showing some fidelity to the text. By presenting a focused analysis on women in the Bible, wider issues concerning popular-cultural retellings of the Bible in general begin to surface, including matters concerning reception history, the space between art and literature inhabited by biblical comics, and issues of translation and interpretations within contemporary remediations.
Zanne Domoney-Lyttle achieved her PhD in Theology & Religious Studies from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her specialisms include reading the Bible in popular cultures, biblical reception, and women and gender in the Hebrew Bible.
Product Details ISBN: 9780567687968
ISBN-10: 0567687961
Publisher: T&T Clark
Publication Date: December 28th, 2023
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies