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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Yetta Howard Abstract This article explores expressions of eroto-abject desire in two collaborative graphic narratives: Kathy Acker, Diane DiMassa, and Freddie Baer’s Pussycat Fever (1995) and David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, and Marguerite Van Cook’s 7 Miles a Second (1996). Reflecting...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 426–429.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kevin Modestino Ersatz America: Hidden Traces, Graphic Texts, and the Mending of Democracy . By Mark Rebecca . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2014 . xiii, 300 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper, $29.50 . America Writes Its History, 1650–1850: The Formation of a National...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
... digital technology to resist Bush-era “truthiness.” In Fun Home , Bechdel combines digital photography, her body in performance, and hand drawing to create a new form of graphic narrative. This essay draws out Fun Home’ s political engagement with the Bush administration and simultaneously claims...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in the autobiographical. Beginning with a chapter on the complexities of mirroring as depicted in the autobiographical graphic narrative (or “autography,” as Chaney calls it, following Gillian Whitlock), Chaney then analyzes some of the functions of masking in a wide range of comics-style memoirs. Then comes...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a history of visual languages that failed to take hold—lost literacies and potential trajectories in American comics. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 comics graphic narratives Yankee Notions nineteenth-century American literature nineteenth-century periodicals References Ball...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
... apparent in a brief but powerful sequence of frames concerning the narrator’s fantasy of what her own life might have been like had she lived in the 1950s. Indeed, this sequence of frames perfectly exemplifies the reliance of Bechdel’s reparative reading of her father on the graphic narrative form...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... for Children? Adult-erated Age in Underground Graphic Narratives” uses the extraordinarily durable association of comics with childhood reading and entertainment as a starting point for theorizing the graphic narrative’s capacity to “radicalize the definitional borders of adulthood and childhood” in distinctly...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 154–156.
Published: 01 March 2021
... blurring of narrative that occurs when fiction purports to be reality, the use of more than one language to highlight the cultural difference in a narrative, the time-space configuration of storyworlds in graphic narratives, and the paratexual playfulness within more recent Latino/a literary works that use...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 June 2018
... intervention that recognizes that the category of Latina/o comics represents a range of output that is as broad as the medium itself. In their introduction, Aldama and González run through examples of common genres of Latina/o graphic narrative—science fiction, noir, erotica, superheroes, and autobiography...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... , and DeKoven Marianne . 2006 . “ Introduction: Graphic Narrative .” Modern Fiction Studies 52 , no. 4 : 767 – 82 . Doss Erika . 2010 . Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . Eng David L. , Halberstam Judith , and Muñoz José...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 29–58.
Published: 01 March 2023
... a series of associations that make explicit the connections among the DREAMer, human rights subjectivity, and narrative practices. Many of the DREAMer images present in Ledesma’s graphic memoir evoke Richard Rodriguez’s brooding scholarship boy. In Hunger of Memory , Richard emphasizes the anxiety...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
... elucidates how artists both accommodate and resist such contradictory processes of containment. Tracing the ambivalent outlines of such “discursive legibility” (2), Racial Feelings assembles an expansive collection of textual and visual materials in a range of mediums including novels, memoir, graphic...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of circulation and of repeated viewing of the images. 4 In Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s gorgeous graphic narrative homage to a Victorian and Edwardian porn aesthetic, Lost Girls (2006), the collaborators reimagine the stories of three legendary lost adolescent girls: Alice of Alice’s Adventures...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 357–368.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of the long twenty-first century might find a final port of call in any number of recent works, from the Hillary Chute and Patrick Jagoda special issue of Critical Inquiry titled “Comics and Media” (2014) to Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives (edited by Chris Foss, Jonathan W. Gray, and Zach...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
...,’ or Code as Fetish .” Configurations 16 , no. 3 : 299 – 324 . Chute Hillary L. 2010 . Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . Der Derian James . 2001 . Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
... The Ages of the X-Men (McFarland, 2014) and Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). I would like to express my gratitude to Alison Bechdel for her work, her precise record-keeping and archival donation, and her generosity in facilitating this research. Many...
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American Literature 11218872.
Published: 07 March 2024
... become a UNCORRECTED PROOFS 204 American Literature feature of some medical education programs (Ronan and Czerwiec 2020). According to Michael J. Green and Kimberly R. Myers (2010), the interactions between text and image in graphic narratives can heighten providers observational skills, since readers...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... sensing and imaging, satellite media often pass as uninterpreted weather reality for popular audiences, offering visual and textual narratives of weather crises that abstract the human from environmental disaster. This essay considers the twentieth-century turn toward uninterpreted and visually centered...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 848–850.
Published: 01 December 2008
... more as a catalog of comics subgenres than a deep analytic reading of graphic language, the book nonetheless works through the details of its central medium, offering readings of panel composition, page lay- out, artistic style, and narrative politics. Unlike most scholarly approaches to comics...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2008
... readings of panel composition, page lay- out, artistic style, and narrative politics. Unlike most scholarly approaches to comics, this book seeks to characterize graphic language through a medium- specific analysis that positions it in relation to numerous media that tradition- ally belong to both...