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Comics carnet : the graphic novelist as global nomad

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Show simple item record Bader, Edward. en_US 2009-11-16T19:22:17Z 2009-11-16T19:22:17Z 2007-11-16T19:22:17Z
dc.description.abstract An interdisciplinary approach is used to identify a new graphic novel genre, 'comics camet', and its key features. The study situates comics camet in a historical context and shows it to be the result of a cross-pollination between the American and French comics traditions. Comics camet incorporates features from other literary genres: journalism, autobiography, ethnography and travel writing. Its creators, primarily European rriales, document their experiences visiting countries that Europe has traditionally defined as belonging to the 'East'. A visual and narrative analysis, using theoretical perspectives derived from cultural and postcolonial studies, examines how comics camet represents the non-European other and identifies the genre's ideological assumptions. Four representative texts are examined: Joe Sacco's Palestine (2001), Craig Thompson's, Camet de Voyage (2004), Guy Delisle's Pyongyang (2005) and Mrujane Satrpi's Persespolis 2 (2004). The study concludes that the comics camet genre simultaneously reinforces and challenges stereotypical assumptions about non-European people and places. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Graphic novels. en_US
dc.subject Travel writing. en_US
dc.subject Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature. en_US
dc.title Comics carnet : the graphic novelist as global nomad en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US M.A. Popular Culture en_US Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Popular Culture Program en_US Faculty of Humanities en_US

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