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Fischer, Nina: "Graphic Novels Explore an (Un-)Holy Land." In: Quest 6201–236, <http://www.quest-cdecjournal.it/focus.php?id=344> (11. Juli 2016) 
Resource type: Web Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Fischer2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Footnotes in Gaza", "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less", "Jerusalem", "Jerusalem", "Palestine", Delisle. Guy, Glidden. Sarah, Israel, Kanada, Politik, Reisebericht, Reportagecomics, Sacco. Joe, USA
Creators: Fischer
Collection: Quest
Attachments   URLs   http://www.quest-cdecjournal.it/focus.php?id=3 ...
Abstract
In recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through their often-bold analysis of divisive social and political issues; for instance, in travelogues exploring today’s Israel and Palestine.In recent years, graphic novels have staked a claim for cultural respectability, especially through their often-bold analysis of divisive social and political issues; for instance, in travelogues exploring today’s Israel and Palestine. This article analyses Joe Sacco’s Palestine (1993–6) and Footnotes in Gaza (2009), Sarah Glidden’s How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (2010), and Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City (2012) to demonstrate how graphic artists update the long cultural tradition of travel to the Holy Land representations. I argue that graphic novels are a contemporary chapter in portrayals of what the corpus describes as a decidedly unholy land of conflict.
  
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