Nilsson, Magnus: "Working-class comics? Proletarian self-reflexiveness in Mats Källblad’s graphic novel Hundra år i samma klass." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (2018), S. 1–13.
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Keywords: "Hundra år i samma klass", Källblad. Mats, Marxism, Popular culture, Sweden
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
With the aim of contributing to scholarly discussions about how to conceptualise the relationship between the art form of comics and the working class, this article analyses the Swedish comics artist Mats Källblad’s graphic novel Hundra år i samma klass [A Hundred Years in the Same Class], focusing on its self-reflexive discussion and problematising of the idea about comics as a working-class art form. Special attention is given to intertextual connections to Swedish working-class literature and to Källblad’s questioning of the idea that the opposition between popular and highbrow culture should be analogous with that between the working class and the bourgeoisie.
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