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Iadonisi, Richard, ed. Graphic History: Essays on graphic novels and/as history. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publ. 2012. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1-4438-4075-0
BibTeX citation key: Iadonisi2012
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Keywords: Collection of essays, History comics
Creators: Iadonisi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publ. (Newcastle upon Tyne)
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When it comes to recounting history, issues arise as to whose stories are told and how reliable is the telling. This collection of fourteen essays explores the unique ways in which graphic novels can aid us in addressing those issues while shedding new light on a variety of texts, including those by canonical North American and European writers Art Spiegelman (Maus, In the Shadow of No Towers), Alan Moore (From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), Chester Brown (Louis Riel), and Harvey Pekar.
Recognizing the global appeal of graphic novels, this collection also provides a fresh look at history seen through the eyes of canonical non-Western writers Marjane Starapi (Persepolis) and Yoshihiro Tatsumi (A Drifting Life) and the highly vexed relationship of the West and the Middle East.
The array of contributors (from the fields of art, literature, history, and cultural studies) is matched by the array of theoretical perspectives and by the depth and breadth of subjects, ranging from the sixteenth century voyages of Sebastian Cabot to Jack the Ripper, from the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 to lynching in the early twentieth-century American South, and from post-war Japan to the fall of the Shah in Iran.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements (vii)
Introduction (1)

1. Janice Morris: Of Mice and Men: Collaboration, Post-Memory, and Working through in Art Spiegelman’s Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (6)
2. Laura Beadling: Twin Turns: Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers and History (37)
3. Christopher McKittrick: From Off the Streets of Poland: Harvey Pekar on History, Israeli Nationalism, and Exploiting the Holocaust (55)
4. Richard Iadonisi: ‘A Man Has Risen’: Hard Bodies, Reaganism, and The Dark Knight Returns (72)
5. Kevin Donnelly: “Well, Anyway”: The Marvelous and the Mundane in Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth (89)
6. Theresa Fine: Incognegro and Portrayals of Lynching (109)
7. Samantha Cutrara: Drawn out of History: The Representation of Women in Chester Brown’s Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography (121)
8. Thomas Witholt: By Whose Account?: Reading and Writing Histories in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (144)
9. Seamus O’Malley: Speculative History, Speculative Fiction: Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell (162)
10. Maheen Ahmed: Historicizing in Graphic Novels: The Welcome Subjective G(l)aze (184)
11. Maryanne Rhett: Orientalism and Graphic Novels: A Modern Reexamination of Popular Culture (203)
12. Jennifer Brock: ‘One Should Never Forget’: The Tangling of History and Memory in Persepolis (223)
13. Barbara Uhlig: Narrating the Unknown: The Construction of History in El Cosmografo Sebastian Caboto (242)
14. Roman Rosenbaum: The Gekiga Tradition: Towards a Graphic Rendition of History (260)

Contributors (285)
Index (288)

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