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Prorokova, Tatiana and Nimrod Tal, eds. Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory. New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv9b2vmv
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-8135-9096-7
BibTeX citation key: Prorokova2018
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Trauma, War
Creators: Prorokova, Tal
Publisher: Rutgers Univ. Press (New Brunswick)
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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.

Table of Contents

Tatiana Prorokova and Nimrod Tal: Introduction (1)

I. Representations
1. Iain A. MacInnes: “A Clash of Arms to Be Eternally Remembered”: War, Chivalry, and the Hundred Years War in Le Trône d’Argile and Crécy (23)
2. Kenton Worcester: Graphic Narrative and the War on Terror (41)
3. Emir Pasanovic: What Is War in the Bosnian Graphic Novel (58)

II. Non-Combatants’ Experiences
4. Harriet E.H. Earle: “The Sky Is Darkened by Gods”: Spirituality, Strength, and Violence in Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers and Saints (75)
5. James Kelley: Unseen Scars: Recalling Traumatic Moments in Individuals with PTSD in War Brothers (91)
6. Joe Lockard: Nat Turner, Slave Revolts, and Child-Killing in US Graphic Novels (105)
7. Christina M. Knopf: Sinne Fianna Fáil: Women, Irish Rebellions, and the Graphic Novels of Gerry Hunt (123)
8. Peter C. Valenti: “The Children Internalize the Meaning of the Occupation”: Growing Up under Israeli Occupation and a Culture of Resistance in Joe Sacco’s Palestine (138)

III. Memories
9. Silvia G. Kurlat Ares: The Malvinas War in Argentine Memory: Graphic Representations of Defeat and Nationalism, 1982–2015 (165)
10. Tatiana Prorokova: The Haunting Power of War: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide in 99 Days (188)
11. Yasmine Nachabe Taan: Blogging in Times of War: The July 2006 War in Lebanon, Mazen Kerbaj Imaging the Unimaginable (204)

Notes on Contributors (225)
Index (229)

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