Graphic Subjects Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels

ISBN-10: 0299251047

ISBN-13: 9780299251048

Edition: 2011

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Description: Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. InGraphic SubjectsMichael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelmanrs"sMaus, David Beauchardrs"sEpileptic, Marjane Satrapirs"sPersepolis, Alan Moorers"sWatchmen, and Gene Yangrs"sAmerican Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Art Spiegelman
Reading Comics: Art Spiegelman on CD-ROM
Mourning and Postmemory
Art Spiegelman and AutobioGRAPHICal Re-Vision
Breakdowns and Breakthroughs: Looking for Art in Young Spiegelman
The Global Scope of Autography
Human Rights and Comics: Autobiographical Avatars, Crisis Witnessing, and Transnational Rescue Networks
Picturing Oneself as Another
Dominique Goblet: The List Principle and the Meaning of Form
The Animal Witness of the Rwandan Genocide
Autobiography as Discovery in Epileptic
Manga and the End of Japan's 1960s
Visualizing Women's Life Writing
Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home
Witnessing Persepolis: Comics, Trauma, and Childhood Testimony
A Story Told in Flashback: Remediating Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis
Autobiography: The Process Negates the Term
Up from Surgery: The Politics of Self-Representation in Women's Graphic Memoirs of Illness
The Gutter Effect in Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's A Dialogue on Love
Photau(gyno)graphy: The Work of Joanne Leonard
Varieties of the Self
The Diary Comic
Justin Green: Autobiography Meets the Comics
Narrative Worldmaking in Graphic Life Writing
In Praise of Joseph Witek's Comic Books as History
Selective Mutual Reinforcement in the Comics of Chester Brown, Joe Matt, and Seth
Keeping it (Hyper)Real: Autobiographical Fiction in 3-D
Fictional Auto/Biography and Graphic Lives in Watchmen
American Born Chinese: Challenging the Stereotype
Materializing Memory: Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons
Reflections on Lynda Barry
Contributors
Index
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