By Shelley Streeby

About Shelley Streeby

Shelley Streeby is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Literature at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of American Sensations: Class, Empire, and the Production of Popular Culture, which received the American Studies Association’s 2003 Lora Romero First Book Prize; Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture; and Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism.


Genre is a loaded word for comics studies in the United States, as it has been for studies of mass and popular forms since the industrial and print revolutions. On one hand, genre is an indispensable term in scholarship that …

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