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Martin, Elaine: "‘I’ for iconoclasm. Graphic novels and the (re)presentation of terrorism." In: Critical Studies on Terrorism 5.3 (2012), S. 469–481. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/17539153.2012.723521
BibTeX citation key: Martin2012e
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Categories: General
Keywords: Genre, Terrorism
Creators: Martin
Collection: Critical Studies on Terrorism
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Abstract
This article considers a ‘new-old’ media – that is, a relatively newly created medium with deep historical roots – that has gained increasing popularity in recent years: a subgenre of the comic book, most often referred to as the graphic novel. Presented here as an antidote to dominant interpretations of political violence ranging from the state terrorism of the Holocaust to the events of 9/11, the article briefly traces the history of graphic novels and details their growing popularity before describing and analysing representations of terrorism, both written and visual, in eight paradigmatic works that purvey variously victim, survivor and perpetrator perspectives.
  
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