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Davis, Rocío G. "A Graphic Self: Comics as autobiography in marjane satrapi’s persepolis." Prose Studies 27. (2005): 264–79. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/014403500223834
BibTeX citation key: Davis2005
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Keywords: "Persepolis", Aesthetics, Autobiography, France, Intermediality, Iran, Memoria, Satrapi. Marjane
Creators: Davis
Collection: Prose Studies
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Abstract
This essay traces a crucial transition in the enactment of the autobiographical text and addresses its creative appropriation by Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian immigrant living in France, in Persepolis. I will examine her use of comics – a thematically and representationally complex form that deploys the strategic juxtaposition of sequential text and image – as the medium for her memoir that enacts her process of self-identification and negotiation of cultural and/or national affiliation. Here, the juxtaposition of image and words constitutive of graphic narratives yields a new artistic, literary, and creative experience – a revised aesthetic. Combining theories on the childhood memoir and comics, I argue that we must approach contemporary graphic autobiographies as increasingly sophisticated forms of inscribing the past and read Satrapi’s text as a site for the negotiation and management of the memory of childhood perceptions and positioning, family, history, politics, religion, and art.
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