The Resource Comics, trauma, and the new art of war, Harriet E.H. Earle

Comics, trauma, and the new art of war, Harriet E.H. Earle

Label
Comics, trauma, and the new art of war
Title
Comics, trauma, and the new art of war
Statement of responsibility
Harriet E.H. Earle
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Conflict and trauma remain among the most prevalent themes in film and literature. Comics has never avoided such narratives, and comics artists are writing them in ways that are both different from and complementary to literature and film. In Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War, Harriet E.H. Earle brings together two distinct areas of research--trauma studies and comics studies--to provide a new interpretation of a long-standing theme. Focusing on representations of conflict in post-Vietnam War American comics, Earle claims that the comics form is uniquely able to show traumatic experience by representing events as viscerally as possible. Using texts from across the form and placing mainstream superhero comics alongside alternative and art comics, Earle suggests that comics are the ideal artistic representation of trauma. Because comics bridge the gap between the visual and the written, they represent such complicated narratives as loss and trauma in unique ways, particularly through the manipulation of time and experience. Comics can fold time and confront traumatic events, be they personal or shared, through a myriad of both literary and visual devices. As a result, comics can represent trauma in ways that are unavailable to other narrative and artistic forms. With themes such as dreams and mourning, Earle concentrates on trauma in American comics after the Vietnam War. These works include Alissa Torres's American Widow, Doug Murray's The 'Nam, and Art Spiegelman's much-lauded Maus. These works pair with ideas from a wide range of thinkers, including Sigmund Freud, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Fredric Jameson, as well as contemporary trauma theory and clinical psychology. Through these examples and others, Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War proves that comics open up new avenues to explore personal and public trauma in extraordinary, necessary ways."--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Earle, Harriet
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6714
LC item number
.E36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR
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  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • War in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • ART
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Graphic novels
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • War in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels
Label
Comics, trauma, and the new art of war, Harriet E.H. Earle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; COMICS, TRAUMA, AND THE NEW ART OF WAR; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Representing the Traumatic; 2 Rituals, Mourning, and Grief; 3 Trauma Invading Sleep; 4 The Search for Identity; 5 Moving in Four Dimensions; 6 Postmodernism vs. Comics and Trauma; Excursus; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496812506
Lccn
2016058047
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv5jx7hk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966410506
  • (OCoLC)ocn966410506
Label
Comics, trauma, and the new art of war, Harriet E.H. Earle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; COMICS, TRAUMA, AND THE NEW ART OF WAR; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Representing the Traumatic; 2 Rituals, Mourning, and Grief; 3 Trauma Invading Sleep; 4 The Search for Identity; 5 Moving in Four Dimensions; 6 Postmodernism vs. Comics and Trauma; Excursus; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496812506
Lccn
2016058047
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv5jx7hk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966410506
  • (OCoLC)ocn966410506

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