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Pedri, Nancy: "What’s the Matter of Seeing in Graphic Memoir?" In: South Central Review 32.3 (2015), S. 8–29. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/scr.2015.0036
BibTeX citation key: Pedri2015a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Fun Home", "Persepolis", "Stitches", Bechdel. Alison, Frankreich, Iran, Narratologie, Satrapi. Marjane, Small. David, USA
Creators: Pedri
Collection: South Central Review
Abstract
This article focuses on the question of character subjectivity as it relates to the portrayal of perspective in graphic memoir. Adopting a narratological approach, it interrogates the distinction between focalization and ocularization, thinking and seeing, to ask if it is theoretically attractive to distinguish between the two when considering the presentation of subjectivity in graphic memoir. Through a critically informed analysis of visual techniques used by comics artists to represent character perspective, the article concludes that ocularization is a part of focalization, and not separate from it. Examples are drawn from Persepolis, Stitches, and Fun Home.
  
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