Comics In Education – Annotated Bibliography

The idea of this page is to provide a bibliography of all references which are related to the use of comics, comic strips, and graphic novels for educational purposes in the EFL/ESL classroom.

Comics in the EFL/ESL Classroom (or other L2)

  • Cary, S. (2004) Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Chiera-Macchia, A., & Rossetto, M. (2011). ‘Visual learning is the best learning–it lets you be creative while learning': exploring ways to begin guided writing in second language learning through the use of comics. [Report]. Babel, 45(2-3), 35+.
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  • David-West, A. (2012). Comics, Contractions, and Classics : “At the Sign of the Lion” in the University EFL Classroom. The Journal of the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Aichi Prefectural University. Language and literature, 44, 103-114.
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  • Davis, R. (1997) Comics: A Multi-dimensional Teaching Aid in Integrated-skills Classes. [LINK]
  • Derrick, J. (2008) Using Comics with ESL/EFL Students. The Internet TESL Journal, 11(7). [Direct link]
  • D’Hautcourt, A. (2008) Un nouvel outil pour l’apprentissage de la lecture du français: les blogs BD. Journal of Inquiry and Research, 87 (march 2008); Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata, Japan. [FULL TEXT PDF]
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  • Djamel, B. (2007) La bande dessinée comme support didactique dans l’enseignement du FLE.   Synergies Algerie. 1(1) 235-240. [ FULL TEXT PDF]
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  • Drolet, C. A. (2010). Using  Comics  in  the  Development  of  EFL  Reading  and  Writing. SungKyul University, 123-140. [FULL TEXT]
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  • Eastment, D. (2009). Comics. ELT Journal, 63(4), 436-438. [Partial free availability]
  • Jones, E. (2010) The Use of Comic Book Style Reading Material in an EFL Extensive Reading Program: A Look at the Changes in Attitude and Motivation to Read in English in a Japanese University. Language Education in Asia. 1(1) 228-241. [FULL TEXT PDF]
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  • Liu, J. (2004). Effects of Comic Strips on L2 Learners’ Reading Comprehension. TESOL Quarterly, 38(2), 225-243. [FULL TEXT – PDF]
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  • Ousselin, E. (1997). “Ils sont frais, mes menhirs”: Comic strips in the business French class. Journal of Language for International Business, 8(2), 22-35.
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  • Sossouv, L-F. (2012) Les attitudes d’apprenants taiwanais de langue étrangère à l’égard de la bande dessinée et quelques implications. Linguistik online 55(5). [DIRECT LINK]
  • Tang, G. (1992). The effect of graphic representation of knowledge structures on ESL reading comprehension. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 14, 177-195.
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  • Williams, N. (1995). The comic book as course book: why and how. Long Beach, CA: Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. [ERIC Database, free FULL TEXT PDF]
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  • 洪歆瑜(2012)。英文漫畫對臺灣EFL學生閱讀理解力之效益 / The Effects of Comic Strips on EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension in Taiwan (碩士論文) [LINK DATABASE]

 

Comics in the English classroom (L1)

  • Bowkett, S. (2011). Using comic art to improve speaking, reading and writing. Florence, KY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
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  • Carter, J. B., & Evensen, E. (2011). Super-powered word study: Teaching words and word parts through comics. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House Pub.
  • Koenke, K. (1981). The careful use of comic books. Reading Teacher, 34, 592-595.
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  • Monnin, K. (2010). Teaching graphic novels: Practical strategies for the secondary ELA classroom. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House Pub.
  • Morrison, T. G., Bryan, G., & Chilcoat, G. W. (2002). Using Student-Generated Comic Books in the Classroom. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45(8), 758-767. [FULL TEXT PDF]
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  • Norton, B. (2003). The Motivating Power of Comic Books: Insights from Archie Comic Readers. The Reading Teacher, 57(2), 140-147. [FULL TEXT PDF]
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  • Versaci, R. (2001). How comic books can change the way our students see literature: One teacher’s perspective. English Journal, 91 (2), 61-67. [FULL TEXT PDF]
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Comics in the Classroom (General)

  • Bakis, M. (2012). The graphic novel classroom: Powerful teaching and learning with images. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Bitz, M. (2010). When commas meet kryptonite: Classroom lessons from the comic book project. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Bowkett, S. (2011). Using comic art to improve speaking, reading and writing. Florence, KY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
  • Carter, J. B., & Evensen, E. (2011). Super-powered word study: Teaching words and word parts through comics. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House Pub.
  • DiRaddo, P. (2006). Chemistry for everyone: Teaching chemistry lab safety through comics. Journal of Chemical Education, 83(4), 571.
  • Hall, K. J., & Lucal, B. (1999). Tapping into parallel universes: Using superhero comic books in sociology courses. Teaching Sociology, 27(1), 60–66.
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  • Harrison, S. L. (1998). Cartoons as a teaching tool in journalism history. Journalism and Mass Communication  Educator, 53(1), 95-101.
  • Hosler, J., & Boomer, K. B. (2011). Are comic books an effective way to engage nonmajors in learning and appreciating science? CBE Life Sciences Education, 10(3), 309–317.  [LINK FULL TEXT]
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  • Kakalios, J. (2002, October). Adding Pow! to your physics class with comic-book lessons. Curriculum Review, 14-15.
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  • Sturm, James. (2002, April 5). Comics in the classroom. The Chronicle of Higher Education, pp. B14-5.
  • Yang, G. Comics in Education. http://www.geneyang.com/comicsedu/
  • Yang, G. (2008) Graphic Novels in the Classroom. Language Arts 85 (3), 185-192. [FULL TEXT PDF]

Others

  • Afrilyasanti, R., & Basthomi, Y. (2011). Adapting Comics and Cartoons to Develop 21st Century Learners. [Article]. Language in India, 11(11), 552-568.
  • Bakis, M. (2012). The graphic novel classroom: Powerful teaching and learning with images. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Brocka, B. (1979). Comic books: In case you haven’t noticed, they’ve changed. Media and Methods, 15 (9),30-32.
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  • Dorrell, L., Curtis, D., & Rampal, K. (1995). Book worms without books? Students reading comic books in the school house. Journal of Popular Culture, 29, 223-234.
  • Gruenberg, S. (1944). The Comics as a Social Force. Journal of Educational Sociology, 18, 204-213.
  • Hutchinson, K. (1949) An experiment in the use of comics as instructional material. Journal of Educational Sociology, 23, 236-245.
  • Kakalios, J. (2009). The Physics of Superheroes. New York: NY. Gotham.
  • McCloud, S. (1993). Understanding comics: The invisible art. Northampton, MA: Kitchen Sink Press.
  • Morrison, T., Bryan, G., & Chilcoat, G. (2002). Using student-generated comic books in the classroom. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45, 758-767.
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  • 張重金(2007)。奇幻漫畫之人物造型藝術與創作表現 / Molds of figures and creative Expression in the Fantastic comics (碩士論文) [DATABASE LINK]
  • 黃獻慶(2006)。連載漫畫翻譯策略之研究 / A Study of the Strategies of Translating Comic Strips (碩士論文)。[DATABASE LINK]

 

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The Comics Journal (TCJ)

 

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