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Worden, Daniel, ed. The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a visual world. Critical Approaches to Comics Artists. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2015. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1496802217
BibTeX citation key: Worden2015
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Comics Journalism, Journalism, Sacco. Joe, USA
Creators: Worden
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early comics stories as well as his ground-breaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area Goražde (2000), to Footnotes in Gaza (2009) and his most recent book The Great War (2013), a graphic history of World War I.
First in the new series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, this edited volume explores Sacco’s comics journalism, and features established and emerging scholars from comics studies, cultural studies, geography, literary studies, political science, and communication studies. Sacco’s work has already found a place in some of the foundational scholarship in comics studies, and this book solidifies his role as one of the most important comics artists today.
Sections focus on how Sacco’s comics journalism critiques and employs the “standard of objectivity” in mainstream reporting, what aesthetic principles and approaches to lived experience can be found in his comics, how Sacco employs the space of the comics page to map history and war, and the ways that his comics function in the classroom and as human rights activism. The Comics of Joe Sacco offers definitive, exciting approaches to some of the most important—and necessary—comics today, by one of the most acclaimed journalist-artists of our time.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements (vii)

Daniel Worden: Introduction: Drawing Conflicts (3)

Section I: The Form of Comics Journalism
1. Jared Gardner: Time Under Siege (21)
2. Lan Dong: Inside and Outside the Frame: Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde (39)
3. Isabel Macdonald: Drawing on the Facts: Comics Journalism and the Critique of Objectivity (54)
4. Marc Singer: Views from Nowhere: Journalistic Detachment in Palestine (67)

Section II: Space and Maps
5. Edward C. Holland: Mapping Bosnia: Cartographic Representation in Joe Sacco’s Graphic Narratives (85)
6. Georgiana Banita: A Thousand Plateaus: Mining Entropy in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (101)
7. Richard Todd Stafford: The Politics of Space in Joe Sacco’s Representations of the Appalachian Coalfields (123)

Section III: The Politics and Aesthetics of Joe Sacco’s Comics
8. Ann D’Orazio: Little Things Mean a Lot: The Everyday Material of Palestine (141)
9. Øyvind Vågnes: John’s Story: Joe Sacco’s Depiction of “Bare Life” (158)
10. Alexander Dunst: Sacco with Badiou: On the Political Ontology of Comics (168)
11. Rebecca Scherr: Joe Sacco’s Comics of Performance (184)

Section IV: Drawing History, Visualizing World Politics
12. Ben Owen: Overtaken by Further Developments: The Form of History in Footnotes in Gaza (203)
13. Brigid Maher: Graphic Representation of Language, Translation, and Culture in Joe Sacco’s Comics Journalism (222)
14. Maureen Shay: What Washes Up Onto the Shore: Contamination and Containment in “The Unwanted” (239)
15. Kevin C. Dunn: Teaching World Politics with Joe Sacco: Safe Area Goražde in the Classroom (256)

Appendix: Joe Sacco’s Primary Works (273)
Notes on Contributors (275)
Index (277)

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