Graphic women : life narrative and contemporary comics

by Chute, Hillary L.

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN6714.C49 2010
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN6714.C49 2010
Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty spaces between frames to capture the process of memory. Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis experiments with visual witness to frame her personal and historical narrative, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home meticulously incorporates family documents by hand to re-present the author's past.

These five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions, particularly through the depiction of sex, gender, and lived experience. Hillary L. Chute explores their verbal and visual techniques, which have transformed autobiographical narrative and contemporary comics. Through the interplay of words and images, and the counterpoint of presence and absence, they express difficult, even traumatic stories while engaging with the workings of memory. Intertwining aesthetics and politics, these women both rewrite and redesign the parameters of acceptable discourse.
Additional Information
Series Gender and culture.
Subjects Kominsky-Crumb, Aline, -- 1948-
Gloeckner, Phoebe.
Barry, Lynda, -- 1956- -- One hundred demons.
Satrapi, Marjane, -- 1969-
Bechdel, Alison, -- 1960- -- Fun home.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Women cartoonists.
Women in art.
Publisher New York :Columbia University Press,2010
Language English
Description xiii, 297 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-279) and index.
ISBN 9780231150620 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231150628 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231150637 (pbk.)
0231150636 (pbk.)
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