The Trauma Graphic Novel

The Trauma Graphic Novel

This book provides a link between the contemporary criticism of Trauma Studies and the increasingly important world of comic books and graphic novels.

Author: Andrés Romero-Jódar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315296593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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The end of the twentieth century and the turn of the new millennium witnessed an unprecedented flood of traumatic narratives and testimonies of suffering in literature and the arts. Graphic novels, free at last from long decades of stern censorship, helped explore these topics by developing a new subgenre: the trauma graphic novel. This book seeks to analyze this trend through the consideration of five influential graphic novels in English. Works by Paul Hornschemeier, Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons will be considered as illustrative examples of the representation of individual, collective, and political traumas. This book provides a link between the contemporary criticism of Trauma Studies and the increasingly important world of comic books and graphic novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

After the Storm

After the Storm

This work examines the academic potential of comics by incorporating the medium as scholarly writing. A review of relevant literature also includes material on graphic novels as an effective means of sharing information.

Author: Michelle Ettlinger

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:801987104

Category: Creative writing

Page: 96

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The purpose of this study was to create a graphic novel illustrating the main points relating neurology, trauma, and art therapy. Information gathered from existing scholarship was compiled and organized to create a psychoeducational tool for clients and clinicians. The graphic novel exists as a means of disseminating pertinent information to recipients of therapy who may have experienced trauma. This therapeutic tool is the result of extrapolating and translating complex information into understandable imagery that may be more accessible than written scholarship. The overlap of trauma, art therapy, and neurology is a burgeoning topic within the realm of art therapy research. New technologies are providing insight about the brain that can be used by therapists, especially those working with individuals with trauma history. While much information exists on the relationships of these three topics, the scholarship is often inaccessible to those receiving therapy. This work examines the academic potential of comics by incorporating the medium as scholarly writing. A review of relevant literature also includes material on graphic novels as an effective means of sharing information. The graphic novel After the Storm reflects a personal exploration into unfamiliar topics and presents as a psychoeducational tool to be used by therapists. The impact of construction and integration of the comic medium into my own art practices and therapeutic work is examined. The process of developing the project and potential future use are also explored.
Categories: Creative writing

The Graphic Novel

The Graphic Novel

The essays collected in this volume were first presented at the international and interdisciplinary conference on the Graphic Novel hosted by the Institute for Cultural Studies (University of Leuven) in 2000.The issues discusses by the ...

Author: Jan Baetens

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9058671097

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The essays collected in this volume were first presented at the international and interdisciplinary conference on the Graphic Novel hosted by the Institute for Cultural Studies (University of Leuven) in 2000.The issues discusses by the conference are twofold. Firstly, that of trauma representation, an issue escaping by definition from any imaginable specific field. Secondly, that of a wide range of topics concerning the concept of "visual narrative," an issue which can only be studied by comparing as many media and practices as possible.The essays of this volume are grouped here in two major parts, their focus depending on either a more general topic or on a very specific graphic author. The first part of the book, "Violence and trauma in the Graphic Novel", opens with a certain number of reflections on the representation of violence in literary and visual graphic novels, and continues with a whole set of close readings of graphic novels by Art Spiegelman (Maus I and II) and Jacques Tardi (whose masterwork "C'?tait la guerre des tranch'es" is still waiting for its complete English translation). The second part of the book presents in the first place a survey of the current graphic novel production, and insists sharply on the great diversity of the range in the various 'continental' traditions (for instance underground 'comix', and feminist comics, high-art graphic novels, critical superheroes-fiction) whose separation is nowadays increasingly difficult to maintain. It continues and ends with a set of theoretical interventions where not only the reciprocal influences of national and international traditions, but also those between genres and media are strongly forwarded, the emphasis being here mainly on problems concerning ways of looking and positions of spectatorship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels

First runner-up for the 2019 Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture Cultures of War in Graphic Novels examines the representation of small-scale and often less acknowledged conflicts from ...

Author: Tatiana Prorokova

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813590974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

View: 595

First runner-up for the 2019 Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture Cultures of War in Graphic Novels examines the representation of small-scale and often less acknowledged conflicts from around the world and throughout history. The contributors look at an array of graphic novels about conflicts such as the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901), the Irish struggle for national independence (1916-1998), the Falkland War (1982), the Bosnian War (1992-1995), the Rwandan genocide (1994), the Israel-Lebanon War (2006), and the War on Terror (2001-). The book explores the multi-layered relation between the graphic novel as a popular medium and war as a pivotal recurring experience in human history. The focus on largely overlooked small-scale conflicts contributes not only to advance our understanding of graphic novels about war and the cultural aspects of war as reflected in graphic novels, but also our sense of the early twenty-first century, in which popular media and limited conflicts have become closely interrelated.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Jewish Graphic Novel

The Jewish Graphic Novel

The Jewish Graphic Novel is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture.

Author: Samantha Baskind

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813547756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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In the 1970s and 1980s Jewish cartoonists such as Will Eisner were some of the first artists to use the graphic novel as a way to explore their ethnicity. Although similar to their pop culture counterpart, the comic book, graphic novels presented weightier subject matter in more expensive packaging, which appealed to an adult audience and gained them credibility as a genre. The Jewish Graphic Novel is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture. Featuring insightful discussions of notable figures in the industryùsuch as Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and Joann Sfarùthe essays focus on the how graphic novels are increasingly being used in Holocaust memoir and fiction, and to portray Jewish identity in America and abroad Featuring more than 85 illustrations, this collection is a compelling representation of a major postmodern ethnic and artistic achievement.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Human Rights Graphic Novel

The Human Rights Graphic Novel

This book studies human rights discourse across a variety of graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, originating in different parts of the world, from India to South Africa, Sarajevo to Vietnam, with texts on the Holocaust, the ...

Author: Pramod K. Nayar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000224238

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 222

View: 159

This book studies human rights discourse across a variety of graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, originating in different parts of the world, from India to South Africa, Sarajevo to Vietnam, with texts on the Holocaust, the Partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Rwandan and Sarajevan genocides, the Vietnam War, comfort women in World War II and the Civil Rights movement in the USA, to mention a few. The book demonstrates the emergence of the ‘universal’ subject of human rights, despite the variations in contexts. It shows how war, rape, genocide, abuse, social iniquity, caste and race erode personhood in multiple ways in the graphic novel, which portrays the construction of vulnerable subjects, the cultural trauma of collectives, the crisis and necessity of witnessing, and resilience-resistance through specific representational and aesthetic strategies. It covers a large number of authors and artists: Joe Sacco, Joe Kubert, Matt Johnson-Walter Pleece, Guy Delisle, Appupen, Thi Bui, Olivier Kugler and others. Through a study of these vastly different authors and styles, the book proposes that the graphic novel as a form is perfectly suited to the ‘culture’ and the lingua franca of human rights due to its amenability to experimentation and the sheer range within the form. The book will appeal to scholars in comics studies, human rights studies, visual culture studies and to the general reader with an interest in these fields.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Maus No Towers and Beyond

Maus  No Towers and Beyond

Using the graphic novels Maus, Metamaus, and No towers by Art Spiegelman, the author develops the thesis that the graphic novel or comic book can be used as a tool of social criticism and analysis of historical events.

Author: Daniel Tarr

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:879605910

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 160

View: 233

Using the graphic novels Maus, Metamaus, and No towers by Art Spiegelman, the author develops the thesis that the graphic novel or comic book can be used as a tool of social criticism and analysis of historical events. Using the effects of traumatic events like the Holocaust or 9/11 have on the authors of these graphic novels, the dissertation examines how the graphic novel treatment can lead to deeper discussions of these traumatic events. Also examines the effects of the Holocaust through films and media on children of Holocaust victoims and survivors.
Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Kindred A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred  A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th ...

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613128626

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 546

Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him. Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Human Rights Graphic Novel

The Human Rights Graphic Novel

has also been extensively examined for its representations of war, violence, genocide and trauma. One shortlists here: Hillary Chute's Disaster Drawn (2016), Andrés Romero-Jódar's The Trauma Graphic Novel (2017), Harriet Earle's Comics, ...

Author: Pramod K. Nayar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000224139

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 212

View: 786

This book studies human rights discourse across a variety of graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, originating in different parts of the world, from India to South Africa, Sarajevo to Vietnam, with texts on the Holocaust, the Partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Rwandan and Sarajevan genocides, the Vietnam War, comfort women in World War II and the Civil Rights movement in the USA, to mention a few. The book demonstrates the emergence of the ‘universal’ subject of human rights, despite the variations in contexts. It shows how war, rape, genocide, abuse, social iniquity, caste and race erode personhood in multiple ways in the graphic novel, which portrays the construction of vulnerable subjects, the cultural trauma of collectives, the crisis and necessity of witnessing, and resilience-resistance through specific representational and aesthetic strategies. It covers a large number of authors and artists: Joe Sacco, Joe Kubert, Matt Johnson-Walter Pleece, Guy Delisle, Appupen, Thi Bui, Olivier Kugler and others. Through a study of these vastly different authors and styles, the book proposes that the graphic novel as a form is perfectly suited to the ‘culture’ and the lingua franca of human rights due to its amenability to experimentation and the sheer range within the form. The book will appeal to scholars in comics studies, human rights studies, visual culture studies and to the general reader with an interest in these fields.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Comics

Comics

Earle also pushes beyond the book to lay out the ways that fans engage with their comics of choice – and how this can impact the industry. She also analyses how Comics can work for social change and political comment.

Author: Harriet E.H. Earle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000204827

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 214

View: 293

Comics: An Introduction provides a clear and detailed introduction to the Comics form – including graphic narratives and a range of other genres – explaining key terms, history, theories, and major themes. The book uses a variety of examples to show the rich history as well as the current cultural relevance and significance of Comics. Taking a broadly global approach, Harriet Earle discusses the history and development of the form internationally, as well as how to navigate comics as a new way of reading. Earle also pushes beyond the book to lay out the ways that fans engage with their comics of choice – and how this can impact the industry. She also analyses how Comics can work for social change and political comment. Discussing journalism and life writing, she examines how the coming together of word and image gives us new ways to discuss our world and ourselves. A glossary and further reading section help those new to Comics solidify their understanding and further their exploration of this dynamic and growing field.
Categories: Literary Collections

PTSD

PTSD

Singelin's PTSD is an adult fiction graphic novel that grapples with the reality of being a war veteran about a traumatized war vet who must fend for herself against all odds.

Author: Guillaume Singelin

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781250247490

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 632

After returning home from an unpopular war, Jun becomes an outsider in an indifferent world. Alone, desperate, and suffering from wounds both mental and physical, she seeks relief in the illicit drugs she manages to purchase or steal. Jun’s tough exterior served her well in combat, but she’ll need to nurture her vulnerability and humanity to survive at home. With the support of her fellow vets, the kindness of a stranger who refuses to turn away, and the companionship of a dog named Red, Jun learns to navigate the psychological trauma that she experienced in the war. Singelin's PTSD is an adult fiction graphic novel that grapples with the reality of being a war veteran about a traumatized war vet who must fend for herself against all odds.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Documenting Trauma in Comics

Documenting Trauma in Comics

Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage Dominic Davies, Candida Rifkind. Prorokova, Tatiana, and Nimrod Tal. 2018. Introduction. In Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory, ed.

Author: Dominic Davies

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030379988

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 345

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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.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Graphic History

Graphic History

This collection of fourteen essays explores the unique ways in which graphic novels can aid us in addressing those issues while shedding new light on a variety of texts, including those by canonical North American and European writers Art ...

Author: Richard Iadonisi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443843584

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 295

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When it comes to recounting history, issues arise as to whose stories are told and how reliable is the telling. This collection of fourteen essays explores the unique ways in which graphic novels can aid us in addressing those issues while shedding new light on a variety of texts, including those by canonical North American and European writers Art Spiegelman (Maus, In the Shadow of No Towers), Alan Moore (From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), Chester Brown (Louis Riel), and Harvey Pekar. Recognizing the global appeal of graphic novels, this collection also provides a fresh look at history seen through the eyes of canonical non-Western writers Marjane Starapi (Persepolis) and Yoshihiro Tatsumi (A Drifting Life) and the highly vexed relationship of the West and the Middle East. The array of contributors (from the fields of art, literature, history, and cultural studies) is matched by the array of theoretical perspectives and by the depth and breadth of subjects, ranging from the sixteenth century voyages of Sebastian Cabot to Jack the Ripper, from the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 to lynching in the early twentieth-century American South, and from post-war Japan to the fall of the Shah in Iran.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Mend A Story of Divorce

Mend  A Story of Divorce

Mend: A Story of Divorce is the first in a series of graphic novels written by young adults for their peers. Sophia, the fourteen-year-old author and protagonist, tells the heart-wrenching story of her parents’ divorce.

Author: Sophia Recca

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781947378025

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Mend: A Story of Divorce is the first in a series of graphic novels written by young adults for their peers. Sophia, the fourteen-year-old author and protagonist, tells the heart-wrenching story of her parents’ divorce. She was just nine years old, happy and enjoying life with her mom, dad, and little brother in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unexpectedly, one night, a violent argument disrupted her sleep and shattered her life. The next morning, her parents told her the dreaded news—they were getting divorced. Her dad was moving to California, while Sophia and her brother would stay with their mom. Any child who has experienced the trauma of divorce will understand Sophia’s reactions: First, she blamed herself. But then, she remembered a note a teacher once wrote on her report card, and was inspired to focus on bringing both parents back into her life. Even if they could not be under the same roof, she thought, they could still share in caring for her and her brother. Sophia’s story will resonate with children (and adults) who have faced a split in their family, or who have friends dealing with divorce. The book includes helpful advice for parents, as well as a special Teacher’s Corner page. Zuiker Press is proud to publish stories about important current topics for kids and adolescents, written by their peers, that will help them cope with the challenges they face in today’s troubled world.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cultural Excavation and Formal Expression in the Graphic Novel

Cultural Excavation and Formal Expression in the Graphic Novel

The association of comics with shame takes on a new dimension in a range of memoir comics. The works of Justin Green, Lynda Barry, Phoebe Gloeckner and Craig Thompson all deal with traumatic childhood experiences - particularly those ...

Author: Jonathan C. Evans

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848881990

Category: Art

Page:

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Categories: Art

Holocaust Graphic Narratives

Holocaust Graphic Narratives

Here, the graphic novel becomes a medium uniquely positioned to create a sense of felt immediacy, urgency, and authenticity at the intersection of history and the imagination"--

Author: Victoria Aarons

Publisher:

ISBN: 1978802595

Category: Autobiography

Page:

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"Holocaust Graphic Narratives examines Holocaust graphic novels and memoirs, analyzing the genre as one that enables intergenerational transmission of trauma and memory. Here, the graphic novel becomes a medium uniquely positioned to create a sense of felt immediacy, urgency, and authenticity at the intersection of history and the imagination"--
Categories: Autobiography

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Thus questions of readership sit right on the visual surface of comics and need not be forcibly sought after as a component of meaning making, as sometimes happens when discussing more traditional literary texts.

Author: Carrye Kay Syma

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 710

Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Graphic Subjects

Graphic Subjects

These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates.

Author: Michael A. Chaney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299251031

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 339

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Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael 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 Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American 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.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives

Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives

This book brings together an international group of scholars who chart and analyze the ways in which comic book history and new forms of graphic narrative have negotiated the aesthetic, social, political, economic, and cultural interactions ...

Author: Daniel Stein

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441161468

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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This book brings together an international group of scholars who chart and analyze the ways in which comic book history and new forms of graphic narrative have negotiated the aesthetic, social, political, economic, and cultural interactions that reach across national borders in an increasingly interconnected and globalizing world. Exploring the tendencies of graphic narratives - from popular comic book serials and graphic novels to manga - to cross national and cultural boundaries, Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives addresses a previously marginalized area in comics studies. By placing graphic narratives in the global flow of cultural production and reception, the book investigates controversial representations of transnational politics, examines transnational adaptations of superhero characters, and maps many of the translations and transformations that have come to shape contemporary comics culture on a global scale.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels