comics research bibliography: Comics and Reading

Based on the comics research bibliography, copyright 2002 by John Bullough and Michael Rhode.

[Unknown.] 1973.
Comic books come to class: An interview with Michael Uslin.
Reading Newsreport 7(3):4.

[Unknown.] 1998.
Good Reading.
Immagini and Fumetti (7; Mar).

Alongi, C. V. 1974.
Response to Kay Haugaard: Comic books revisited.
Reading Teacher 27(8):801-803.

Arlin, M. and G. Roth. 1978.
Pupils' use of time while reading comics and books.
American Education Research Journal 15(2):201-216.

Beckman, Aileen K. 1984.
The psychology of humor and children's funny books: Where do they meet?
17th Annual Meeting of the Keystone State Reading Association (Nov), Hershey, PA.

Bennis, Warren G. and Patricia Ward Biederman. 1997.
Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration [chapter on Disney animation team].
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley,

Berona, David. 1996.
Silent narratives: Woodcut novels in America.
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Annual Conference, Worcester, MA, July 18.

Blair, T. R. and E. C. Turner. 1982.
Basic skill emphasis: Its effect on independent reading development [comics and reading].
8th Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (Nov), Biloxi, MS.

Bongco, Mila. 2000.
Reading Comics: Language, Culture, and the Concept of the Superhero in Comic Books.
Garland Publishing Inc

Collins, B. R. and D. Cowart. 1996.
Through the looking glass: Reading Warhol's Superman.
American Imago 53(2; Summer):107.

Dorrell, Larry D.; Curtis, Dan B.; Rampal, Kuldip R. 1995.
Book-Worms Without Books? Students Reading Comic Books in the School House.
Journal of Popular Culture 29(2):223.

Dorris, Michael. 1996.
The book lives [reading and comics]!
Booklist 93(6; Nov 15):590-591.

Downey, Sarah. 2000.
Not on the reading list [illustrated by Danny Hellman].
Newsweek (July 17): 50

Eco, Umberto. 1987
"A Reading of Steve Canyon"
Comic Iconoclasm, ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Arts), London.

Fohrman, P. 1993.
Using self-access materials with pupils having reading problems [comics in education].
English Teachers' Journal: Israel (46):66-69.

Fraser, Elizabeth. 1997.
Teenage Girls Reading Jackie [British comic].
Media, Culture, And Society 9 (4): 411.

Frieman, Barry B. 2000.
Reading and wronging [letter on Hart's 'B.C.' and Jews].
Washington Post (July 29): A17

Gabilliet, Jean-Paul. 1996.
A Comics Interlude [French comic books].
in European Readings of American Popular Culture ed. by John Dean and Jean-Paul Gabilliet.
Greenwood Press

Greaney, V. 1980.
Factors related to the amount and type of leisure time reading.
Reading Research Quarterly 15(3):337.

Greaney, Vincent and John Quinn. 1978.
Factors related to amount and type of leisure time reading.
7th Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (Aug), Hamburg, West Germany.

Greer, S. 1973.
Reading in the secondary school [reading and comics].
Reading Quarterly 6(3):69-98.

Guthrie, J. T. 1978.
Research views: Comics.
Reading Teacher 32(3):376-378.

Haskins, J. B. and L. Kubas. 1979.
Validation of a method for pre-testing reader interest in newspaper content [comics reading].
Journalism Quarterly 56(2):269.

Haugaard, K. 1973.
Comic books: Conduits to culture.
Reading Teacher 27(1):54-55.

Holmes, Thomas A. 1999.
Television commentary and legend: Electronic media in The Dark Knight Returns.
Popular Culture Association National Conference, San Diego, Mar 31 - Apr 3.

Holmes, Vicki L. and Margaret R. Moulton. 1994.
The writing process in multicultural settings: Drawing on student perspectives [using cartoon drawings].
Journal of Reading 37(8):628.

Honaker, Emily. 1994.
Pictures, posters and puzzles [cartoons and reading].
Ohio Media Spectrum 46(Winter):25.

Hunter, Clarence W. 1995.
Mississippi heritage, comic books and literacy: The legacy of Ronnie Wise [Archie Comics].
Mississippi Libraries 59(Spring):10-11.

Jobe, Ronald. 1997.
Get Real Comics [comics, reading and gender].
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 40(6; Mar):512.

Jund, S. 1978.
Theme: Reading for Enjoyment.
Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal 22(4).

Juricich, Chris. 2000.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? [on reading comics as an adult].
Sequential Tart 3 (4; April):

Koenke, K. 1981.
ERIC/RCS: The careful use of comic books.
Reading Teacher 34(5):592-595.

Kossack, Sharon and Edwina Hoffman. 1987.
Use the news: A picture's worth a thousand words: Comprehension processing via the comics.
Journal of Reading 31(2):174-176.

Kruse, Roland. 1995.
Wie Comics funktionieren - Eine Untersuchung zur Semiotik und Lesepsychologie [German master's thesis: How Comics Work - A Study in Semiotics and Reading Psychology].

Kurp, Patrick. 1990.
Comics are serious stuff: A tribute to light reading.
Albany Times Union (Jul 13):C1.

Layng, Craig. 1992.
Cartoons spreading germs of truth [Canadian Museum of Caricature].
Caricature 3(2):6.

Layoun, Mary N. 1998.
The Trans-, the Multi-, the Pluri-, and the Global: A few thoughts on comics, the comparative and "relational literacy."
Passages: Journal of Transnational and Transcultural Studies (Fall)

Linden, W and J Frankish. 1988.
Expectancy and type of activity: effects on pre-stress cardiovascular adaptation [while reading Herman gag panels].
Biological Psychology 27 (3; Dec): 227-35

Long, Everitt. 1997.
Reading, writing and rendering the world in Neil Gaiman's Sandman [master's thesis].
University of Western Ontario.
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McLoughlin, Tim O. 1989.
Reading Zimbabwean comic strips.
Research in African Literatures 20(Summer):217-41.

Mezieres, Jean-Claude. 1996.
My Very Own America [French comic books].
in European Readings of American Popular Culture ed. by John Dean and Jean-Paul Gabilliet.
Greenwood Press

Miller, Jeff. 1996.
Re-reading Steve Canyon, Part I.
International Comics and Animation Festival.

Miller, Jeff. 1996.
Re-reading Steve Canyon, Part II.
Speech Communication Association.

Miller, Jeff. 1997.
A Barthesian reading of Frank Miller's Sin City.
National Communication Association.

Miller, Jeff. 1997.
Blood Money: The symbolic economy of Sin City.
International Comics and Animation Festival.

Miyamoto, T. 1990.
The effect of graphic properties of 'pictorial letters' in Japanese comic books [in Japanese].
Science of Reading 34(2; Jul).

Moray, G. 1978.
What does research say about the reading interests of children in the intermediate grades [comics and reading]?
Reading Teacher 31(7):763-768.

Murata, Natsuko. 1993.
The effects of comic strips as a teaching strategy [in Japanese].
Science of Reading 37(4; Dec).

Musatti, T, L Mecacci and P di Pietro. 1981.
Effects of age and reading ability on visual discrimination [by matching cartoons].
Perceptual & Motor Skills 52 (2; Apr): 537-8

Musgrove, Mike. 1998.
It's so graphic [suggested comics reading]!
Washington Post Book World (July 26): 1, 10.

Neuendorf, K. A. 1982.
Hispanic youth's cultural identities: Prediction from media use and perceptions [comics reading].
Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (May), Boston, MA.

Oshiro, Y. and M. Fukuhara. 1990.
Impressions of comic strips and comic strip heroes: A multidimensional scaling of comic strip perceptions [in Japanese].
Science of Reading 34(4; Dec).

Pellegrino, P. 1988.
Literacy is vital to survival in the technical classroom and workplace [converting weapons manuals to comic books].
NASSP Bulletin 72(509; Sep):88-94.

Ritter, V. F. and J. M. Finkelstein. 1979.
But I already can [comics and reading]!
Annual Meeting of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association State Conference (Apr), Des Moines, IA.

Ruehr, R. 1984.
Some characteristics and writing problems of technically oriented students [comics reading].
35th Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (Mar), New York, NY.

Russikoff, K. A. and J. L. Pilgreen. 1994.
Shaking the tree of 'forbidden fruit:' A study of light reading [comics reading].
Reading Improvement 31(2):122-124.

Sanches, M. 1977.
Contemporary Japanese youth and mass media communication [comics reading in Japan].
Youth and Society 8(4):389-416.

Sandler, Kevin S. (ed.) 1999.
Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation.
Rutgers University Press

Schodt, Frederik L. 1995.
Reading the classic Nausicaa, one can see the problems with today's manga.
Comic Box (January)

Schodt, Frederik L. 1985.
Reading the comics.
Wilson Quarterly 9(Summer):57-60.

Schwarz, J. H. 1984.
The picture book and aesthetic-environmental education [comics and reading].
'Illustrator as Storyteller' Conference (Oct), Chicago, IL.

Sinatra, Richard. 1979.
Using visuals in the composing process [such as comics].
24th Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (Apr), Atlanta, GA.

Smith, LR and BE Ryan. 1997.
Language arts achievement level, attitude survey format, and adolescents' attitudes towards reading [using Jim Davis' Garfield].
Adolescence 32 (126; Summer): 271-4

Smith, Toren. 1995.
The new Miyazaki generation: Spreading even into English speaking countries [Nausicaa manga].
Comic Box (January)

Stamaty, Mark Alan. 2000.
Summer Reading Issue [cartoons].
New York Times Book Review (June 4): cover, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 20, 22-23, 30, 34, 40, 55

Stemer, Rosalie. 1995.
The briefcase as bookshelf: What commuters are reading [M. Friedman, copywriter for Marvel Entertainment].
New York Times (Apr 16).

Stump, Greg. 1998.
Gaiman honored while reading tour rolls on.
Comics Journal (201; Jan):22-23.

Swain, E. H. 1978.
Using comic books to teach reading and language arts.
Journal of Reading 22(3):253-258.

Szadkowski, J. 1995.
Father of the Phantom.
The World & I: The Magazine for Serious Reading (November): 136-143

Taylor, Janett. 1989.
Danse Macabre and Bande Dessinee: A Question of Reading.
Forum for Modern Language Studies 25: 356-69.

Taylor, Janett. 199? Danse Macabre and Bande Dessinee: A Question of Reading.
Forum for Modern Language Studies 25 (198): 356-69.

Thomas, Roy. 1999.
Reading Between the Panels.
Comic Book Artist (3; Winter): 5, 53

Tjardes, Susan E. 1996.
Televisual literacy, producerly texts and the serialized graphic narrative: The rhetorical and satirical potential of 'Doonesbury' [dissertation].
University of Iowa.

Ujiie, Joanne; Krashen, Stephen D. 1996.
Comic Book Reading, Reading Enjoyment, and Pleasure Reading Among Middle Class and Chapter I Middle School Students.
Reading Improvement 33(1):51.

Unknown. 2000.
["Light Reading" column featured Gon Underground and Mr. Majestic].
CMJ New Music Monthly (February)

Unknown. 1991.
Cartoonists Across America [Phil Yeh literacy image chosen as Hungarian postage stamp].
The Comics Journal (142; June 1991): 23

Unknown. 1994.
Anti-illiteracy effort by Ohio cartoonists.
Editor and Publisher (December 17): 41

Wolfram, W. 1975.
Extended notions of grammar and reading comprehension [using comics].
Pre-Convention Workshop on Syntax and Comprehension at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (May), New York, NY.

Wright, Gary. 1979.
The comic book: A forgotten medium in the classroom.
Reading Teacher 33(2):158-161.

Wright, Gary. 1979.
The comic strip in the classroom for the reluctant disabled reader.
Reading Improvement 16(1):13-17.

Wright, Gary; Sherman, Ross. 1994.
What is Black & White and Read All Over? The Funnies!
Reading Improvement 31(1; Spring):37.

Wrightson, Bernie. 1999.
[Rereading my interview... letter].
Comic Book Artist (5: Summer): 6-7