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Graphic History free pdf When it comes to recounting history, issues arise as to whose stories are told and how reliable is the telling. This collection of fourteen essays explores the unique ways in which graphic novels can aid us in addressing those issues while shedding new light on a variety of texts, including those by canonical North American and European writers Art Spiegelman ("Maus", "In the Shadow of No Towers"), Alan Moore ("From Hell", "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"), Frank Miller ("The Dark Knight Returns"), Chris Ware ("Jimmy Corrigan"), Chester Brown ("Louis Riel"), and Harvey Pekar. Recognizing the global appeal of graphic novels, this collection also provides a fresh look at history seen through the eyes of canonical non-Western writers Marjane Starapi ("Persepolis") and Yoshihiro Tatsumi ("A Drifting Life") and the highly vexed relationship of the West and the Middle East. The array of contributors (from the fields of art, literature, history, and cultural studies) is matched by the array of theoretical perspectives and by the depth and breadth of subjects, ranging from the sixteenth century voyages of Sebastian Cabot to Jack the Ripper, from the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 to lynching in the early twentieth-century American South, and from post-war Japan to the fall of the Shah in Iran.

About Richard Iadonisi

Richard A. Iadonisi received his Ph.D. in American literature from Indiana University and is currently teaching at Grand Valley State University. He has published and presented on Art Spiegelman's Maus, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, Jack Jackson's Los Tejanos, and images of Asia in American comics from 1945 to the present. In addition, he has published articles on Robert Frost, Richard Wright, and Amy Lowell. Maaheen Ahmed is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. Her research interests encompass the philosophical implications and subjectivity of art works, the employment of word-image liaisons for narration as well as the variations and implications of intermediality. Her doctoral thesis analyzed graphic novels and similar works from several cultural spheres (Anglophone, Francophone, Germanic and Finnish) in order to deduce possible characteristics of the graphic novel on a transcultural level. A monograph based on the dissertation will be published by Intellect. Current publications on graphic literature include articles in the International Journal of Comic Art as well as enyclopedia contributions and several chapters in conference volumes. Laura L. Beadling earned her doctorate in American Studies from Purdue University in 2007. Since then, she has been teaching film, literature, and writing at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. She has recently published on Mohawk filmmaker Shelley Niro and on the HBO miniseries adaptation of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. Her current project is on a book about Native American filmmakers. Jennifer Brock is currently completing her dissertation, "You Shall Go Home Again... ": Narratives of Colonial Return from the Eighteenth through the Early Twentieth Centuries, at the University of California, Davis. A scholar of Colonial and Post-colonial British Literature in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, she is currently looking forward to working on her next project on soldiering for the British Army from the Indian Mutiny through the Great War. Her other fields of interest include gender theory, and theories of globalization and trans-nationalism. Samantha Cutrara is a Toronto-based history researcher and practitioner who received her PhD in Language, Culture and Teaching from the Faculty of Education at York University (Toronto, Canada) in 2012. Her ongoing research focus is the possibilities of critical social justice learning in a history classroom, with an emphasis on student experience and an ethics of care. Kevin Donnelly is a recent graduate of the Comparative History Program at Brandeis University, and is now an Assistant Professor of History at Alvernia University in Reading, PA. His current research interest is in the history of nineteenth-century social sciences, in particular the work of the Belgian savant Adolphe Quetelet. Other interests include the history of science and technology, the history of ideas, novels (graphic or otherwise), baseball and film. Richard A. Iadonisi received his Ph.D. in American literature from Indiana University and is currently teaching at Grand Valley State University. He has published and presented on Art Spiegelman's Maus, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, Jack Jackson's Los Tejanos, and images of Asia in American comics from 1945 to the present. In addition, he has published articles on Robert Frost, Richard Wright, and Amy Lowell. Christopher McKittrick was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens, where he teaches at St. John's University. He contributed an essay on director Terry Gilliam to Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film from McFarland Press, and his nonfiction writing has also appeared in Newsday and Good Times Magazine. He has also spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country. As a regular contributor to MovieBuzzers.com and DailyActor.com, his work primarily focuses on film, but he also writes creatively. His short stories range in style from fantasy to literary fiction. Janice Morris lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and teaches English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her research interests include graphic novels, visual culture, popular culture, film studies, media studies, and critical approaches to trauma and memory, specifically historicizing and theorizing "holocomics" - graphic novels and representations of the Holocaust. Seamus O'Malley received his Ph.D. from the Graudate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He has published on W.B. Yeats, Rebecca West, Ford Madox Ford and Frank McGuinness. He has co-edited a volume of essays on Ford and America, and is currently working on a book analyzing the modernist historical novel. He is a lecturer at New York University. Maryanne Rhett is Assistant Professor of World and Middle Eastern history at Monmouth University. Her research interests include British involvement in the Levant during the First World War, global questions related to nationalism and imperialism in the 1910s and 1920s, and the use of graphic novels and comic books in the classroom and as tools of historiography. Roman Rosenbaum received his Ph.D. in Japanese Literature at the University of Sydney. He specialises in Postwar Japanese Literature and Popular Cultural Studies. In 2008 he received the Inoue Yasushi Award for best refereed journal article on Japanese literature in Australia. In 2010/11 he is spent one year as a Visiting Researcher at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) to complete a monograph on the social activist Oda Makoto. His latest edited book is entitled Representation of Japanese History in Manga and will be published by Routledge in 2012. Barbara Uhlig is a graduate student from the "Art and Visual Culture Discourses from a Historical Perspective" graduate program at the Universities of Munich, Eichstaett, and Augsburg (Germany). Her principal research interests lie in urban studies, the relation of image and text as well as in the development of Italian comics since the 1970s. She is currently preparing her doctoral thesis on the works of Lorenzo Mattotti. Thomas Witholt is a doctoral candidate in English at Syracuse University whose dissertation will focus on seemingly contradictory articulations of melodrama in popular culture. His research interests also include temporality, fan practices, and gender and sexuality, and he has published in the minnesota review and Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies

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Author : Richard Iadonisi
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 October 2012
ISBN : 1443840750
EAN : 9781443840750
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 295 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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