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Schemata in the Graphic Novel Persepolis

Accommodation, Combination, Integration

Fredrik Strömberg

Graphic novels are often created within specific comics cultures, which influence visual aspects such as format, page layout, and style. 1 However, the art in graphic novels can still be highly individual and can conceivably contain influences

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Reframing Disability through Graphic Novels for Girls

Alternative Bodies in Cece Bell’s El Deafo

Wendy Smith-D’Arezzo and Janine Holc

Introduction The status of graphic novels in school systems has changed dramatically in the last decade. While child readers have always turned to so-called comics for reading pleasure, school cultures and their gatekeepers in school libraries were

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Benjamin Fraser

Francisco Martínez Roca (1969–) has crafted an important body of work dating from the 1990s and has gained increasing attention during the 2000s. Perhaps most significantly, his graphic novel Arrugas [Wrinkles] (2008) – first published as Rides

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Agatha Mohring

María y yo by Miguel and María Gallardo, Arrugas by Paco Roca and Una posibilidad entre mil by Cristina Durán and Miguel Ángel Giner Bou are contemporary Spanish graphic novels that can be considered pathographies. This article shows how they use the metaphor of the journey to deconstruct social representations and challenge preconceived ideas about autism, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebral palsy. By making readers travel to the unknown territory of differences and diseases, these works help them to discover and understand alterity. I also study how the authors use techniques specific to travel guides to explain these disorders, and interrogate the extent to which creating and reading those pathographies can have a curative dimension. This will lead to questioning the concept of the therapeutic journey.

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Gauguin and Van Gogh Meet the Ninth Art

Postmodernism and Myths about Great Artists

Matthew Screech

length graphic novels, which became popular from the mid-1980s. Graphic novels sought to introduce subtleties of plot, characterisation and scene-setting associated with adult literary genres. Our corpus, for instance, combines biography with historical

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Ronald de Rooy

Salvador Dalí’s 100 woodblock prints (c. 1949–1964). 7 There is, however, a clear contrast between these predominantly static approaches to illustrating Dante and the more dynamic narrative techniques used in comics and graphic novels. Gustave Doré

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Hating Everything

A Coming-of-age Graphic Narrative

Alyson E. King

This article explores the ways in which words and images work together to portray the life of a teenage girl in the Canadian graphic novel Skim (2008). The interdependent nature of the words and images calls for non-linear ways of reading. At the same time, Skim creates a rich representation of girls attending a private high school in the 1990s.

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Instrumentalising Media Memories

The Second World War According to Achtung Zelig! (2004)

Maaheen Ahmed

mediated’ space of comics, frequently exploited by graphic novels dealing with personal and collective memories, can shed further light on how comics work to produce powerful stories on difficult topics through tapping into a vast network of media

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

Introduction “What in the Joan Jett are you Doing?!” ( Stevenson et al. 2016: 3 ) In focusing on the representations of queer girlhoods in contemporary fictional graphic novels for young readers, I look at two ongoing series, Lumberjanes (2015

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Mark McKinney, Jennifer Howell, Ross William Smith, and David Miranda Barreiro

's Les Misérables , and finds it to be a major and very underappreciated achievement in the history of the graphic novel. Several important themes run through Kunzle's study. They include an argument against the reputed apolitical nature of Cham