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Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America

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ISBN: 9781911576501 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911576501 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: European Research Council (ERC) - 2011-AdG-295486
Subject: Philosophy --- Languages and Literatures
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Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are highly innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Inventive artwork and sophisticated scripts have combined to satisfy the demand of a growing readership, both at home and abroad. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, which is the first book-length study of the topic, argues that the graphic novel is emerging in Latin America as a uniquely powerful force to explore the nature of twenty-first century subjectivity. The authors place particular emphasis on the ways in which humans are bound to their non-human environment, and these ideas are productively drawn out in relation to posthuman thought and experience. The book draws together a range of recent graphic novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, many of which experiment with questions of transmediality, the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and a new form of ethics for a posthuman world.

Chapter 8 Not seeing Auschwitz (Book chapter)

Book title: Comic Books, Graphic Novels and the Holocaust

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ISBN: 9781138598645 9781138598645 Year: Pages: 17 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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We are reaching a point in history when the generation who
experienced the Holocaust as survivors, witnesses or exiles will
soon disappear. What happens to our relationship to such a
momentous event in global history when our living connection
with such a past is broken? To answer this question, this article
will explore recent French representations of the Holocaust
through the comic book. It will approach such representations
from the perspective of the grandchildren of those who were
affected by the Holocaust, perhaps the last generation to have
personal ties to this wartime past. It will focus specifically on
Jérémie Dres’s Nous n’irons pas voir Auschwitz (2011), translated as
We Won’t Go and See Auschwitz. As a “third generation” narrative,
Dres’s work is attentive to stories of Jewish exile and loss to be
found on the margins of Holocaust histories. This perspective
translates into an openness towards transnational histories of the
Holocaust; a recognition of place as a substitute for living memory
and an awareness of comics’ potential to innovate in the
transmission of Holocaust memories. Ultimately, this article will
argue that the contemporary comic book acts as a privileged
vehicle of remembrance, indicative of the reordering of Holocaust
representations in an age of cultural memory.

Drawing on the Victorians

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ISBN: 9780821422472 9780821445877 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ohio University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102795
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Late 19th-century Britain experienced an explosion of visual print culture and a simultaneous rise in literacy across social classes. New printing technologies facilitated quick and cheap dissemination of images—illustrated books, periodicals, cartoons, comics, and ephemera—to a mass readership. This Victorian visual turn prefigured the present-day impact of the Internet on how images are produced and shared, both driving and reflecting the visual culture of its time. From this starting point, Drawing on the Victorians explores the relationship between Victorian graphic texts and today’s steampunk, manga, and other neo-Victorian genres that emulate and reinterpret their predecessors. Neo-Victorianism is a flourishing worldwide phenomenon, but one whose relationship with the texts from which it takes its inspiration remains underexplored.

Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Media-Mixes

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ISBN: 9783039210084 / 9783039210091 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-009-1 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Arts in general
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In the last few decades, Japanese popular culture productions have been consolidated as one of the most influential and profitable global industries. As a creative industry, Japanese Media-Mixes generate multimillion-dollar revenues, being a product of international synergies and the natural appeal of the characters and stories. The transnationalization of investment capital, diversification of themes and (sub)genres, underlying threat in the proliferation of illegal audiences, development of internet streaming technologies, and other new transformations in media-mix-based production models make the study of these products even more relevant today. In this way, manga (Japanese comics), anime (Japanese animation), and video games are not necessarily products designed for the national market. More than ever, it is necessary to reconcile national and transnational positions for the study of this cultural production.The present volume includes contributions aligned to the analysis of Japanese popular culture flow from many perspectives (cultural studies, film, comic studies, sociology, etc.), although we have emphasized the relationships between manga, anime, and international audiences. The selected works include the following topics:• Studies on audiences—national and transnational case studies;• Fandom production and Otaku culture;• Cross-media and transmedia perspectives;• Theoretical perspectives on manga, anime, and media-mixes.

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