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Kunka, Andrew J. Autobiographical Comics. (Bloomsbury Comics Studies.) New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 
Added by: joachim (08 Nov 2018 12:46:34 Europe/Berlin)   
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781474227858
BibTeX citation key: Kunka2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: Autobiographie
Creators: Kunka
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (New York)
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Abstract
A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as:
  • The history and rise of autobiographical comics
  • Cultural contexts
  • Key texts – including Maus, Robert Crumb, Persepolis, Fun Home, and American Splendor
  • Important theoretical and critical approaches to autobiographical comics

Autobiographical Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms, annotated guides to further reading and online resources and discussion questions to help students and readers develop their understanding of the genre and pursue independent study.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: What Are Autobiographical Comics?
2. The History of Autobiographical Comics
3. Critical Questions
4. Social and Cultural Impact
– Trauma
– Adolescence
– The Quotidian and the Confessional
– Gender and Sexuality
– Race and Ethnicity
– Graphic Medicine
– Censorship and Controversy
– Self-Publishing and Web Comics
5. Key Texts
– Justin Green, Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary 
– Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky-Crumb
– Harvey Pekar, et al, American Splendor
– Keiji Nakazawa, Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
– Art Spiegelman, Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers
– Phoebe Gloeckner, A Child’s Life and The Diary of a Teenage Girl
– Joe Matt, Chester Brown, and Seth
– Lynda Barry, One Hundred Demons
– Craig Thompson, Blankets
– Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
– Alison Bechdel, Fun Home
6. Appendix
– Appendix 1: Autobiographical Comics Panel
– Appendix 2: Interview with Jennifer Hayden
– Appendix 3: David Chelsea
– Appendix 4: Ryan Claytor
7. Glossary
8. Resources
– Primary Texts
– Critical Bibliography
9. Index


  
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