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Catalá-Carrasco, Jorge L., Paulo Drinot, and James Scorer, eds. Comics and Memory in Latin America. Illuminations. Pittsburgh: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780822964247
BibTeX citation key: Carrasco2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, History comics, Latin America, Memoria
Creators: Catalá-Carrasco, Drinot, Scorer
Publisher: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh)
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Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. The chapters offer a background history of comics and graphic novels in the region, and survey a range of countries and artists such as Joaquín Salvador Lavado (a.k.a Quino), Héctor G. Oesterheld, and Juan Acevedo. They also highlight the unique ability of this art and literary form to succinctly render memory. In sum, this volume offers in-depth analysis of an understudied, yet key literary genre in Latin American memory studies and documents the essential role of comics during the transition from dictatorship to democracy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)

Jorge L. Catalá Carrasco, Paulo Drinot, and James Scorer: Introduction. Comics and Memory in Latin America (3)

1. Jorge L. Catalá Carrasco: Raising the Cuban Flag: Comics, Collective Memory, and the Spanish-Cuban-American War (1898) (33)
2. Edoardo Balletta: How to Make a Revolution with Words (and Drawings): History, Memory, and Identity in Oesterheld’s Comics (59)
3. Isabella Cosse: Mafalda: Talisman of Democracy and Icon of Nostalgia for the 1960s (86)
4. Christiane Berth: Comics in a Revolutionary Context: Educational Campaigns and Collective Memory in Sandinista Nicaragua (108)
5. Paulo Drinot: Cyber-Cuy: Remembering and Forgetting the Peruvian Left (138)
6. Cynthia E. Milton: Death in the Andes: Comics as Means to Broach Stories of Political Violence in Peru (166)
7. James Scorer: Memory on the Road: American Highways and Prosthetic Pasts in Gonzalo Martínez and Alberto Fuguet’s Road Story (197)
8. Edward King: Prosthetic Memory and Networked Temporalities in Morro da favela by André Diniz (224)

Contributors (245)
Index (247)

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