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Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage
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Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage (Hardback)

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Why are so many contemporary comics and graphic narratives written as memoirs or documentaries of traumatic events? Is there a specific relationship between the comics form and the documentation and reportage of trauma? How do the interpretive demands made on comics readers shape their relationships with traumatic events? And how does comics' documentation of traumatic pasts operate across national borders and in different cultural, political, and politicised contexts?

The sixteen chapters and three comics included in Documenting Trauma in Comics set out to answer exactly these questions. Drawing on a range of historically and geographically expansive examples, the contributors bring their different perspectives to bear on the tangled and often fraught intersections between trauma studies, comics studies, and theories of documentary practices and processes. The result is a collection that shows how comics is not simply related to trauma, but a generative force that has become central to its remembrance, documentation, and study.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Fiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory: theory & methodsHistoriographyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 22/05/2020 ISBN-13: 9783030379971  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dominic Davies is a Lecturer in English at City, University of London. He holds a DPhil and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Oxford. He is the author and editor of several books, articles, and chapters, and his most recent monograph is Urban Comics: Infrastructure & the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives (2019). Candida Rifkind is a Professor in the Department of English, University of Winnipeg, Canada. In addition to over a dozen journal articles and book chapters in comics studies, she co-edited Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives (2016) and is co-editor of the Wilfrid Laurier UP book series Crossing Lines: Transcultural/Transnational Comics Studies. ContributorsHaya Alfarhan, King's College London, UKAna Baeza Ruiz, University of Leeds, UK Hillary Chute, Northeastern University, USA Michael Goodrum, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK Ian Hague, London College of Communication, UK Alexandra Lloyd, University of Oxford, UK Sarah McNicol, Manchester Metropolitan University, UKNina Mickwitz London College of Communication, UK Bruce Mutard, Independent Artist, Australia Katalin Orban, Eoetvoes Lorand University, Hungary Emma Parker, University of Leeds, UK Johannes C. P. Schmid, University of Hamburg, Germany A. P. Payal, University of Delhi, India Rituparna Sengupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India Nicola Streeten, London College of Communication, UK Eszter Szep, Eoetvoes Lorand University, Hungary E. Dawson Varughese, Snr Fellow, Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India

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