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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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-030-37997-1
BibTeX citation key: Davies2020
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Keywords: Autobiography, Collection of essays, Comics journalism, Documentary comics, History comics, Trauma
Creators: Davies, Rifkind
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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.
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1. Davies, Dominic: Introduction: Documenting Trauma in Comics (26)
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