Deploying diverse theoretical approaches – from history, memory, and emotion to urban ecology, feminism, queer studies, intermediality, and visual culture – this volume explores contemporary Spain’s vibrant, diverse, socially-invested, and longstanding comics culture.
Samuel Amago is professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia. MarrMatthew J. :
Matthew J. Marr is associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the Pennsylvania State University.
Jorge Perez, Professor of Iberian Literatures and Cultures, University of Texas at Austin:
"Experiencing a rebirth in Spain, graphic narratives offer a timely socio-political, economic, and cultural commentary on contemporary Spain. Examining this timely connection, Consequential Art draws on superb archival work and provides an in-depth exploration of the graphic novel in relation to the broader cultural and socio-historical context of Spain in the last two decades."
Benjamin Fraser, Department of Hispanic Studies, East Carolina University:
"Interest in graphic narratives is growing among Hispanists (i.e. books by Ana Merino, Pedro Pérez del Solar, and Santiago García), especially because the medium is experiencing a renewed boom in Spain in the last decade or so…The commissioned essays are each strong contributions. They draw on superb archival work and discuss the graphic novels they select in relation to the broader cultural and socio-historical context of Spain in the last two decades or so…"