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Performativity, Cultural Construction, and the Graphic Novel

1st Edition

Edited by Leigh Anne Howard, Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw

Routledge

272 pages

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pub: 2019-09-30
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Description

Performance, Social Construction and the Graphic Narrative draws on performance studies scholarship to understand the social impact of graphic novels and their sociopolitical function.

Addressing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, race, war, mental illness, and the environment, the volume encompasses the diversity and variety inherent in the graphic narrative medium. Informed by the scholarship of Dwight Conquergood and his model for performance praxis, this collection of essays makes links between these seemingly disparate areas of study to open new avenues of research for comics and graphic narratives. An international team of authors offer a detailed analysis of new and classical graphic texts from Mexico, India, and Canada as well as the US.

Performance, Social Construction and the Graphic Narrative draws on performance studies scholarship to understand the social impact of graphic novels and their sociopolitical function. Addressing issues of race, gender, ethnicity, race, war, mental illness, and the environment, the volume encompasses the diversity and variety inherent in the graphic narrative medium. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of communication, literature, comics studies, performance studies, sociology, languages, English, and gender studies, and anyone with an interest in deepening their acquaintance with and understanding of the potential of graphic narratives.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction, or Transformations and the Performance of Text and Image

Leigh Anne Howard and Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw

Part I: Mimesis

Chapter 2: "Did You Kill Anyone?": The Pathography of PTSD in The White Donkey

Melissa M. Caldwell

Chapter 3: I Don’t Have Any Ancestors, OK? Let’s Just Drop It: Miss America and (Pan)Latinx Representation in Marvel’s America

Grace Martin

Chapter 4: Space, Conflict and Memory in Shaft: A Complicated Man

Chris Ruíz-Velasco

Chapter 5: Illustrating Mental Illness and Engaging Empathy Through Graphic Memoir

Alissa Burger

Part II: Poiesis

Chapter 6: Mapping the Nation and Reimagining Home in Vietnamese American Graphic Narratives

Winona Landis

Chapter 7: "Real Men Don’t Smash Little Girls": Inter-Hero Violence, Families, Masculinity, and Contemporary Superheroes

Sara Austin

Chapter 8: Graphic Performances in Octavia Butler’s Kindred

Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw

Chapter 9: Austen’s Audience(s) and the Perils of Adaptation

Leigh Anne Howard

Part III: Kinesis

Chapter 10: Graphical, Radical Women: Revising Boundaries, Re(Image)ining Écriture Féminine in the Novels of Bechdel and Satrapi

Melanie Lee

Chapter 11: Bridging the Gutter: Cultural Construction of Gender Sensitivity in Select Indian Graphic Narratives after Nirbhaya

Partha Bhattacharjee and Priyanka Tripathi

Chapter 12: "There Are No Monsters Like Us": Gothic Horror, Lesbianism, and the Female Body in Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina’s InSEXts

Michelle D. Wise

Chapter 13: (De)Forging Canadian Identity in Michael DeForge's Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero

Jamie Ryan

Chapter 14: A Killer Rhetoric of Alternatives: Re/Framing Monstrosity in My Friend Dahmer

Alane L. Presswood

Chapter 15: The Contextualization of the Palestinian Experience in Joe Sacco’s Comics Journalism

Chad Tew

About the Editors

Leigh Anne Howard studies the performance of personal and social identity, as well as performance methodology. She has published articles in Text and Performance Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Education, the American Behavioral Scientist, the Journal of Intercultural Communication, and the Journal of Fandom Studies.

Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw teaches English and Humanities at the University of Southern Indiana. Her research interests include American and Canadian literature and the graphic novel. She has recently published on "The Role of Talk Story in Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan," "Teaching March in the Borderlands between Social Justice and Pop Culture" and "Mary Gordon."

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

Routledge Advances in Comics Studies promotes outstanding research on comics and graphic novels from communication theory, rhetorical theory and media studies perspectives. Additionally, the series aims to bring European, Asian, African, and Latin American comics scholarship to the English speaking world. The series includes monographs and themed anthologies. Comics Studies is a recently established and rapidly evolving field with much exciting research still to be done, and Routledge Advances in Comics Studies is dedicated to furthering the understanding of comics as an art form and a medium of communication.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies