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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
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Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics

Authors: Schmid, Johannes

  • Investigates documentary comics in its unique relationship to framing
  • Combines theories of framing analysis and cognitive narratology with comics studies and its attention toward the medium’s visual frames
  • Challenges and expands conventional notions of documentary, engaging in a broader discussion on facts and journalism in the current age of fake news and post-truth politics
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About this book

Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics explores how graphic narratives reframe global crises while also interrogating practices of fact-finding. An analog print phenomenon in an era shaped by digitalization, documentary comics formulates a distinct counterapproach to conventional journalism. In what ways are ‘facts’ being presented and framed? What is documentary honesty in a world of fake news and post-truth politics? How can the stories of marginalized peoples and neglected crises be told? The author investigates documentary comics in its unique relationship to framing: graphic narratives are essentially shaped by a reciprocal relationship between the manifest frames on the page and the attention to the cognitive frames that they generate. To account for both the textuality of comics and its strategic use as rhetoric, the author combines theories of framing analysis and cognitive narratology with comics studies and its attention toward the medium’s visual frames.



About the authors

Johannes C. P. Schmid is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of English and American Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany. 

Buy this book

eBook 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-63303-5
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Hardcover 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63303-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63303-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63302-8
Series ISSN
2634-6370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 303
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations
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