Stańczyk, Ewa, ed. Comic Books, Graphic Novels and the Holocaust Beyond Maus. London, New York: Routledge, 2018.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781138598645
BibTeX citation key: Staczyk2018a
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Keywords: Collection of essays, History comics, Holocaust
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
This book analyses the portrayals of the Holocaust in newspaper cartoons, educational pamphlets, short stories and graphic novels. Focusing on recognised and lesser-known illustrators from Europe and beyond, the volume looks at autobiographical and fictional accounts and seeks to paint a broader picture of Holocaust comic strips from the 1940s to the present. The book shows that the genre is a capacious one, not only dealing with the killing of millions of Jews but also with Jewish lives in war-torn Europe, the personal and transgenerational memory of the Second World War and the wider national and transnational legacies of the Shoah. The chapters in this collection point to the aesthetic diversity of the genre which uses figurative and allegorical representation, as well as applying different stylistics, from realism to fantasy. Finally, the contributions to this volume show new developments in comic books and graphic novels on the Holocaust, including the rise of alternative publications, aimed at the adult reader, and the emergence of state-funded educational comics written with young readers in mind.
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Citation Information (vii)
Ewa Stańczyk: Introduction (1)
1. Kees Ribbens: Picturing anti-Semitism in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands: anti-Jewish stereotyping in a racist Second World War comic strip (8)