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Meskin, Aaron. "Comics as Literature?." British Journal of Aesthetics 49. (2009): 219–39. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1093/aesthj/ayp025
BibTeX citation key: Meskin2009b
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Categories: General
Keywords: Aesthetics, Definition, Literature, Philosophy
Creators: Meskin
Collection: British Journal of Aesthetics
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Not all comics are art. What about the comics that are art? What sort of art are they? In particular, are comics a form of literature? For a variety of reasons it is tempting to think that at least some comics are literature. Nevertheless, many theorists reject the ‘comics as literature’ view. And although some reasons for resisting that view are misguided, I shall argue that there are other good reasons for being hesitant about treating comics as a form of literature. This leaves us at an impasse with respect to the classification of comics. I suggest that the way out of the impasse is to recognize that comics are a hybrid art form.
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