Narrating Women in Comics


  • Mark Nixon Independent scholar



Comics, Narratives, Gender


Book Review Article

In recent years, as comics has become a more pronounced and arguably elevated medium in culture, there has also been a development both in the appreciation and participation of women and girls (characters, readers, creators) in comics, as Danziger-Russell notes in the opening pages of her book, and of nonfictional graphic narratives, as Chute recognises in her opening passages. There has been a burgeoning of academic interest in narrating women in comics, as literature and cultural history. Linguists, however, do not seem to have been as interested in the form, despite its apparent usefulness for considering questions about the relationship of the visual and the verbal, and the structure of storytelling.




How to Cite

Nixon, M. (2014). Narrating Women in Comics. Gender and Language, 8(2), 269–280.