"You're a Traitor to your Country and Your Class": Rollin Ridge's Legend of Joaquin Murieta as it Survives Print Culture, Zorro, and Batman in the 20th Century

Lauren Perry

University of New Mexico

Lauren received her MA in English Literature from the University of Wyoming in 2012. Before pursuing her PhD at the University of New Mexico, Lauren worked as a press intern in the United States Senate and taught as full-time Humanities faculty at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. Lauren's publications include multiple entries on graphic novel writers and illustrators in the Edinburgh Biographical Dictionary (EBD) of Scottish Writers and a chapter in the forthcoming book "Teaching Graphic Novels in the English Classroom: Pedagogical Possibilities of Multimodal Literacy Engagement" (Palgrave Macmillan 2018). 


This paper examines how John Rollin Ridge's 1854 novel The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta has been adapted, lost, and found again through the narratives of Zorro and Batman. Rollin Ridge’s original text, when adapted... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lauren Perry (University of New Mexico)

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