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Chaney, Michael A., ed. Graphic Subjects: Critical essays on autobiography and graphic novels. Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-299-25104-8
BibTeX citation key: Chaney2011c
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Keywords: Autobiography, Collection of essays
Creators: Chaney
Publisher: Univ. of Wisconsin Press (Madison)
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Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese.
These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (ix)
Michael A. Chaney: Introduction (3)

I. Art Spiegelman
1. Paul John Eakin: Reading Comics: Art Spiegelman on CD-ROM (13)
2. Marianne Hirsch: Mourning and Postmemory (17)
3. Erin McGlothlin: Art Spiegelman and AutobioGRAPHICal Re-Vision (45)
4. Bella Brodzki: Breakdowns and Breakthroughs: Looking for Art in Young Spiegelman (51)

II. The Global Scope of Autography
5. Sidonie Smith: Human Rights and Comics: Autobiographical Avatars, Crisis Witnessing, and Transnational Rescue Networks (61)
6. Linda Haverty Rugg: Picturing Oneself as Another (73)
7. Jan Baetens: Dominique Goblet: The List Principle and the Meaning of Form (76)
8. Michael A. Chaney: The Animal Witness of the Rwandan Genocide (93)
9. Stephen E. Tabachnick: Autobiography as Discovery in Epileptic (101)
10. James Dorsey: Manga and the End of Japan’s 1960s (117)

III. Visualizing Women’s Life Writing
11. Julia Watson: Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (123)
12. Leigh Gilmore: Witnessing Persepolis: Comics, Trauma, and Childhood Testimony (157)
13. Nima Naghibi: A Story Told in Flashback: Remediating Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (164)
14. Phoebe Gloeckner: Autobiography: The Process Negates the Term (178)
15. Theresa Tensuan: Up from Surgery: The Politics of Self-Representation in Women’s Graphic Memoirs of Illness (180)
16. Carolyn Williams: The Gutter Effect in Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love (195)
17. Donna C. Stanton: Photau(gyno)graphy: The Work of Joanne Leonard (200)

IV. Varieties of the Self
18. Isaac Cates: The Diary Comic (209)
19. Joseph Witek: Justin Green: Autobiography Meets the Comics (227)
20. David Herman: Narrative Worldmaking in Graphic Life Writing (231)
21. Ian Gordon: In Praise of Joseph Witek’s Comic Books as History (244)
22. Bart Beaty: Selective Mutual Reinforcement in the Comics of Chester Brown, Joe Matt, and Seth (247)
23. Damian Duffy: Keeping it (Hyper)Real: Autobiographical Fiction in 3-D (260)
24. Victoria A. Elmwood: Fictional Auto/Biography and Graphic Lives in Watchmen (265)
25. Rocío G. David: American Born Chinese: Challenging the Stereotype (279)
26. Hillary Chute: Materializing Memory: Lynda Barry’s One Hundred Demons (282)
27. Andrea A. Lunsford: Reflections on Lynda Barry (310)

Contributors (315)
Index (323)
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