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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
... and contemporary autobiographical graphic narrative. Most importantly, and most helpfully, Chaney pursues these questions in relation to the primary focus of his study, which concerns how the graphic narratives he analyzes have their own respective ways of teaching the reader how they can best be interpreted...
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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
..., in the temporal gap between the narrating present subject and the narrated past self. But the visual form of the graphic memoir multiplies that split, for the multiple moments in time and the multiple “I”s who inhabit them are represented both by the split between the verbal and visual narratives...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... books; and from the 1960s to contemporary times, gay, lesbian, and queer culture has taken up comics as sites of sexual pleasure, such as in the graphic sex narratives of Tom of Finland and the cartoonists inspired by him, many of whom testify to beginning their cartooning by tracing and imaginatively...
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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
... 2005 , 29–30). Comics scholars, including Hillary Chute and Marianne DeKoven ( 2006 , 767), take issue with the term graphic novel and make astute arguments for other designations (e.g., graphic narrative ) for single-authored, autobiographical long-form comics. References Berlant Lauren...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
... materials in a range of mediums including novels, memoir, graphic narrative, film, and advertising. Santa Ana draws on popular culture to excavate the materialization of sensory perception into sensible racial forms and their mass circulation, purposely deploying affect and emotion interchangeably...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... 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 in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871), Wendy of Peter...
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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 (2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... produced a shift around visuality and weather graphics that gradually changed the form of measurement favored by precursor technologies, which nonetheless paved the way for the development of meteorological satellites and the aerial narratives of weather they would produce. These precursor technologies...
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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...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 845–847.
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...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 831–833.
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...