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Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Documenting Trauma in Comics

Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage

Editors: Davies, Dominic, Rifkind, Candida (Eds.)

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  • Pairs comics criticism with a series of comics themselves, not only as artistic works, but as visual reflections on and engagement with the thematic concerns of the bookEmphasizes the connections between the sub-fields of trauma, embodiment and reportage, first consolidating, and then intervening into and opening up topics that are of increasing critical concern in comics scholarshipIncorporates a global engagement with comics production, including not only Anglophone and Francophone comics, but some published originally in languages such as German, Russian and Hebrew
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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.



                

About the authors

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 Orbán, Eötvös Loránd 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 Szép, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
E. Dawson Varughese, Snr Fellow, Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India

    





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"Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage brings together a diverse group of scholars to offer a new perspective on representations of trauma in graphic narratives. Using primary source comics from a broad geographic and historical scope, this collection focuses on creating relationships between texts, demonstrating not only the global interest in trauma narratives but also the myriad representational techniques that comics can employ. As such, the coordinates by which this work is steered are academically rigorous, contemporary, and highly topical."
---Professor Harriet EH Earle, Sheffield Hallam University

“A necessary collection, both for its crucial global scope and for its contribution to how we think about trauma and images.”

--Professor Hillary Chute, Northeastern University

 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Documenting Trauma in Comics
Book Subtitle
Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories, and Graphic Reportage
Editors
  • Dominic Davies
  • Candida Rifkind
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37998-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37998-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37997-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 345
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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