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Title Graphic novels as philosophy / edited by Jeff McLaughlin.
Publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
Copyright date ©2017
Description viii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 741.5384 G
Summary "Contributions by Eric Bain-Selbo, Jeremy Barris, Maria Botero, Manuel "Mandel" Cabrera Jr., David J. Leichter, Ian MacRae, Alfonso Muñoz-Corcuera, Corry Shores, and Jarkko S. Tuusvuori In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, international contributors address two questions: Which philosophical insights, concepts, and tools can shed light on the graphic novel? And how can the graphic novel cast light on the concerns of philosophy? Each contributor ponders a well-known graphic novel to illuminate ways in which philosophy can untangle particular combinations of image and written word for deeper understanding. Jeff McLaughlin collects a range of essays to examine notable graphic novels within the framework posited by these two questions. One essay discusses how a philosopher discovered that the panels in Jeff Lemire's Essex County do not just replicate a philosophical argument, but they actually give evidence to an argument that could not have existed otherwise. Another essay reveals how Chris Ware's manipulation of the medium demonstrates an important sense of time and experience. Still another describes why Maus tends to be more profound than later works that address the Holocaust because of, not in spite of, the fact that the characters are cartoon animals rather than human. Other works contemplated include Will Eisner's A Contract with God, Alan Moore and David Lloyd's V for Vendetta, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, and Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza. Mainly, each essay, contributor, graphic novelist, and artist are all doing the same thing: trying to tell us how the world is--at least from their point of view."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: what is it like to be a graphic novel? / Jeff McLaughlin -- Philosophy in the bargain: A contract with God (1978) by Will Eisner / Jarko Tuusvuori -- Jimmy Corrigan and the time of crisis / Manuel 'Mandel' Cabrera Jr. -- Autonomy in children: accessing the inaccessible space in Essex County vol. 1: Tales from home / Maria Botero -- Love and liberty: the social contract and V for vendetta / Eric Bain-Selbo -- Asterix, Carnival, and the wonder of everyday life / Jeremy Barris -- Queering epistemology and the odyssey of identity in Alison Bechdel’s Fun home / Ian MacRae -- The minor machinery of animal packs: becoming as survival in Spiegelman’s Maus / Corry Shores -- Entangled memories and received histories: reading Saccos’s Footnotes in Gaza / David J. Leichter -- Living in a fictional world: reading and identification in Lost girls / Alfonso Munoz-Corcuera.
Subject Graphic novels -- History and criticism.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Literature -- Philosophy.
Philosophy in literature.
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst00869145
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst00946656
Literature -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01000005
Philosophy in literature. (OCoLC)fst01060836
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author McLaughlin, Jeff, 1962- editor.
Related To Online version: Graphic novels as philosophy. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017] 9781496813282 (DLC) 2017032011
ISBN 9781496813275 (hardcover)
1496813278 (hardcover)
9781496825629 (paperback)
1496825624 (paperback)
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