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Williams, Jeff: Culture, Theory, and Graphic Fiction. Ph.D. (Dissertation), Texas Tech University 1999 (239 S.). 
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Resource type: Thesis/Dissertation
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Williams1999a
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Keywords: "Desert Peach", "Maus", Analyse, Bachtin. Michail M., Barr. Donna, Brabner. Joyce, Didaktik und Pädagogik, Gender, Großbritannien, Krieg, Moore. Alan, Postmoderne, Sachcomics, Spiegelman. Art, USA
Creators: Williams
Publisher: Texas Tech University (Lubbock)
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Abstract
“The overall design of this project is pedagogical in nature; it is an attempt to conjoin academic scholarship with pedagogy. Literary theory has an established history which has evolved over the years and played an important role in the teaching of literature. With the advent of postmodern theories, it has become necessary to teach the theory in addition to the text, and so this work, in part, is conceived as a way to teach literary theory. For this reason, the chapters contain an overview of the particular theoretical framework for that chapter and outlines information that is common knowledge within the academic community, but necessary as an introduction for undergraduate students.
Postmodem critical theories are primarily based in psychology and linguistics, and both of these fields have an affinity with the visual (psychology because of emphasis on the symbolic and linguistics through semiotics) and the use of these theories to interpret comics is very appropriate. Application of these theories can analyze the picture/word relationship through vary perspectives; within this work, Bakhtin, Gramsci, Feminist/Queer studies, and New Joumalism (with Deconstruction, Narratology, and New Historicist grounding) were used.” (18–19)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Review of the literature on comics scholarship (1)
2. Bakhtinian concepts in Spiegelman’s Maus (21)
3. Hegemony and counter-hegemony in the comics of Alan Moore (63)
4. Feminist/queer readings in Donna Barr’s The Desert Peach (107)
5. The new journalism continues: Nonfiction comics and the written and edited works of Joyce Brabner (155)
6. Conclusion: Comics and postmodernism (211)
Bibliography (217)
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