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Davies, Dominic and Candida Rifkind, eds. Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic pasts, embodied histories, and graphic reportage. Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-37998-8
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-030-37997-1
BibTeX citation key: Davies2020
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Categories: General
Keywords: Autobiography, Collection of essays, Comics Journalism, Documentary comics, History comics, Trauma
Creators: Davies, Rifkind
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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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.

Table of Contents

1. Davies, Dominic: Introduction: Documenting Trauma in Comics (26)
2. Orbán, Katalin: Hierarchies of Pain: Trauma Tropes Today and Tomorrow (48)
3. Lloyd, Alexandra: Emotional History and Legacies of War in Recent German Comics and Graphic Novels (67)
4. Goodrum, Michael: The Past That Will Not Die: Trauma, Race, and Zombie Empire in Horror Comics of the 1950s (84)
5. McNicol, Sarah: Exploring Trauma and Social Haunting Through Community Comics Creation (102)
6. Streeten, Nicola: Comic: “Documenting Trauma” (108)
7. Varughese, E. Dawson: Traumatic Moments: Retrospective ‘Seeing’ of Violation, Rupture, and Injury in Three Post-millennial Indian Graphic Narratives (129)
8. Payal, A. P. (et al.): This Side, That Side: Restoring Memory, Restorying Partition (151)
9. Alfarhan, Haya Saud: Visual Detention: Reclaiming Human Rights Through Memory in Leila Abdelrazaq’s Baddawi (171)
10. Una: Comic: Crying in the Chapel (176)
11. Hague, Ian: Folding, Cutting, Reassembling: Materializing Trauma and Memory in Comics (197)
12. Parker, Emma: ‘To Create Her World Anew’: Charlotte Salomon’s Graphic Life Narrative (219)
13. Baeza Ruiz, Ana: Una’s Becoming Unbecoming, Visuality, and Sexual Trauma (241)
14. Szép, Eszter: Discourses of Trauma and Representation: Motherhood and Mother Tongue in Miriam Katin’s Graphic Memoirs (262)
15. Mutard, Bruce: Comic: First Person Third (273)
16. Mickwitz, Nina: Comics Telling Refugee Stories (296)
17. Rifkind, Candida: Migrant Detention Comics and the Aesthetic Technologies of Compassion (316)
18. Schmid, Johannes C. P.: Comics as Memoir and Documentary: A Case Study of Sarah Glidden (333)
19. Chute, Hillary: Afterword (338)

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