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Prof. Dr. Christina Meyer

Christina Meyer


Raum 301a


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Christina Meyer is the author of Producing Mass Entertainment: The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid (Ohio State University Press, 2019; nominated for the 2020 Eisner Award in the category "Best Scholarly / Academic Work"), Novelists, Lawmakers, the Yellow Press, and Modern Mass Culture: Intellectual Battlefields in Late Nineteenth-century America (2022), and War and Trauma Images in Vietnam War Representations (Olms, 2008). She has co-edited New Perspectives on American Comic Books and Graphic Novels (a special issue of Amerikastudien/American Studies, 2011) and Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (2013). Together with Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Christina Meyer has edited Transmedia Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century (Routledge, 2022). Her areas of research include popular culture, media studies, comics studies, modernity, mass culture, seriality, transmedia studies, children’s and youth literature, and trauma. 

Research Interests

  • American Literature and Culture of the 19th Century
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Comic Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Trauma
  • War Literature
  • Seriality
  • Transmediality
  • Children's and Youth Literature
  • Modernity

Monographs and Edited Volumes

  • with Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Eds. Transmedia Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century. Routledge, 2022.

  • Producing Mass Entertainment: The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid. Ohio State UP, 2019.

  • with Shane Denson and Daniel Stein. Transnational Perspectives on Comics and Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads. Bloomsbury, 2013.

  • with Daniel Stein and Micha Gerrit Philipp Edlich. American Comics Books and Graphic Novels. Themenheft der Amerikastudien/ American Studies 56.4 (2011).

  • War and Trauma Images in Vietnam War Representations. Olms, 2008.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Mobilizations: How Nellie Bly Travelled the World". Transmedia Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Christina Meyer and Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Routledge, 2022, pp. 131-147.

  • "Palmer Cox’s Little Sprites in Nineteenth Century Children’s Magazines". Beyond Narrative: Exploring Narrative Liminality and Its Cultural Work, edited by Sebastian M. Hermann and Katja Kanzler, transcript, 2022, pp. 227-241.

  • with Monika Pietrzak-Franger. "Nineteenth-Century Transmedia Practices: An Introduction". Transmedia Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Christina Meyer and Monika Pietrzak-Franger. Routledge, 2022, pp. 1-22.

  • "The Brownies and St. Nicholas: Agents of Modernity and Modern Childhood?" Modernity and the Periodical Press, edited by Ruth Mayer and Felix Brinker. Brill-Series Studies in Periodical Culture, 2022, forthcoming.

  • "'Noch besser, bunter und mehr davon': Comicproduktion und Comicästhetik im 19. Jahrhundert". In: Zur Ästhetik des Gemachten in Animation und Comic. Eds. Jan-Noël Thon, Hajo Backe and Véronique Sina. De Gruyter, 2018. 151-175.

  • "Serial Entertainment / Serial Pleasure". In: Media of Serial Narratives. Ed. Frank Kelleter. Ohio State UP, 2017. 74-89.

  • "Popular Culture, Visual Culture – Reading the Brinkley Girls". In: Approaches to American Studies. Eds. Eva Boesenberg, Martin Klepper, Antje Dallmann. Routledge, 2016. 46-56.

  • "Medial Transgressions: Sheet Music – Theater – Advertising". In: Mediality and Materiality of Contemporary Comics. Themenheft der Zeitschrift Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 7.3. Guest editors Jan-Noël Thon and Lukas Wilde. (2016): 293-305.

  • "Patriotic Laughter? World War I in British and American Newspaper and Magazine Comics". In: Heroisches Elend/ Misères de l`héroisme/Heroic Memory. Der Erste Weltkrieg im intellektuellen, literarischen und bildnerischen Gedächtnis der europäischen Kulturen/La Première Guerre mondiale dans la mémoire intellectuelle, littéraire et artistique des cultures européennes/The First World War in the Intellectual, Literary and Artistic Memory of the European Cultures. 2 Vols. Eds. Thomas Stauder and Gislinde Seybert. Lang, 2013. 1525-1552.

  • "Un/taming the Beast, or Graphic Novels (Re)-Considered". In: From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative. Eds. Daniel Stein and Jan-Noël Thon. De Gruyter, 2013. 271-299.

  • with Daniel Stein and Shane Denson. "Introduction: Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads". In: Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads. Bloomsbury, 2013. 1-12.

  • with Jens Bonk. "Serializing 'Gravitational Distortions': Techniques of Refutation, Digression and Interruption in The Unwritten". In: The International Journal of Comic Art 15.2 (Fall 2013): 682-701.

  • "Teaching Visual Literacy through 9/11 Graphic Narratives?" In: Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice. Ed. Lan Dong. McFarland, 2012. 53-65.

  • "Urban America in the Newspaper Comic Strips of the Nineteenth Century: Introducing the Yellow Kid". In: ImageText 6.2 (2012). Web. Published: July 25, 2012. link

  • "George Benjamin Luks and the Comic Weeklies of the 19th Century". In: Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics 3.1 (2012): 69-83.

  • "'Put it into boxes': Framing Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers". In: Trauma’s Continuum: September 11th Re-Considered. Special issue Amerikastudien/ American Studies 55.3 (2010). Guest editors: MaryAnn Snyder-Körber and Andrew Gross. 479-494.

  • "'After all disaster is my muse': Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers". In: American Studies as Media Studies. Eds. Frank Kelleter and Daniel Stein. Winter, 2008. 107-117.

  • "'It’s a rerun. Nothing is authentic anymore': Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country". In: Literatures of War. Eds. Richard Pine and Eve Patten. Cambridge Scholars, 2008. 349-379.

  • "Roland Barthes: Fragments d’un discours amoureux". In: Das Liebeskonzil/Le concile d’amour. Literarische Liebe und metaphorisches Begehren/ Amour littéraire et désir métaphorique. Eds. Gislinde Seybert. Aisthesis, 2004. 251-274.

Textbooks and Handbooks

  • with Felix Brinker. "Comics". In: Handbuch: Popkultur. Eds. Thomas Hecken and Marcus S. Kleiner. Metzler, 2017. 198-202.

  • "Richard F. Outcault: Yellow Kid". In: Handbook – Comics and Graphic Novels. Eds. Sebastian Domsch, Dan Hassler-Forest and Dirk Vanderbeke. De Gruyter. 2019. In print.