Graphic women : life narrative and contemporary comics (eBook, 2010) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Graphic women : life narrative and contemporary comics

Author: Hillary L Chute
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2010]
Series: Gender and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty spaces between frames to capture the process of memory. Marjane  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Comics (Graphic works)
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chute, Hillary L.
Graphic women.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2010]
(DLC) 2010000458
(OCoLC)496610090
Named Person: Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Phoebe Gloeckner; Lynda Barry; Marjane Satrapi; Alison Bechdel; Phoebe Gloeckner; Aline Kominsky-Crumb; Marjane Satrapi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hillary L Chute
ISBN: 9780231521574 1282872311 9781282872318 023152157X 9786612872310 6612872314
OCLC Number: 729029609
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Scratching the Surface: "Ugly Excess in Aline Kominsky-Crumb --
"For All the Girls When They Have Grown": Phoebe Gloeckner's Ambivalent Images --
Materializing Memory: Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons --
Graphic Narrative as Witness: Marjane Satrapi and the Texture of Retracing --
Animating an Archive: Repetition and Regeneration in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: Hillary L. Chute.

Abstract:

Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty spaces between frames to capture the process of memory. Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis experiments with visual witness to frame her personal and historical narrative, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home meticulously incorporates family documents by hand to re-present the author's past. These five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions, particularly through the depiction of sex, gender, and lived experience. Hillary L. Chute explores their verbal and visual techniques, which have transformed autobiographical narrative and contemporary comics. Through the interplay of words and images, and the counterpoint of presence and absence, they express difficult, even traumatic stories while engaging with the workings of memory. Intertwining aesthetics and politics, these women both rewrite and redesign the parameters of acceptable discourse.
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Scholarly and fascinating. -- Colette Bancroft St. Petersburg Times The graphic novel industry isn't a boys club. Time Out Chicago Graphic Women is a text that will appeal to anyone with an interest Read more...

 
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