Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Memory

Archives and Styles

Editors: Ahmed, Maaheen, Crucifix, Benoît (Eds.)

  • Exemplifies new possibilities for understanding the complex entanglements of different kinds of memory in comics
  • Offers a practical guide for further analyses of memories in comics along the dimensions of styles and archives
  • Provides insight into works and contexts that are often overlooked by Anglophone scholarship
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About this book

Despite the boom in scholarship in both Comics Studies and Memory Studies, the two fields rarely interact—especially with issues beyond the representation of traumatic and autobiographical memories in comics. With a focus on the roles played by styles and archives—in their physical and metaphorical manifestations—this edited volume offers an original intervention, highlighting several novel ways of thinking about comics and memory as comics memory. Bringing together scholars as well as cultural actors, the contributions combine studies on European and North American comics and offer a representative overview of the main comics genres and forms, including superheroes, Westerns, newspaper comics, diary comics, comics reportage and alternative comics. In considering the many manifestations of memory in comics as well as the functioning and influence of institutions, public and private practices, the book exemplifies new possibilities for understanding the complex entanglements of memory and comics.

About the authors

Maaheen Ahmed is a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University, Belgium. She is currently working on possibilities for conceptualizing the relationship between comics and different kinds of memories, ranging from personal memories to collective and medium-based ones. Her books include Openness of Comics (2016) and Le Statut culturel de la bande dessinée/The Cultural Standing of Comics (2017), co-edited with Stéphanie Delneste and Jean-Louis Tilleuil. She recently received an ERC Starting Grant for her project on children in European comics.

Benoît Crucifix is a FRS-FNRS doctoral fellow at the University of Liège and UCLouvain, Belgium. His thesis focuses on the cultural memory of comics in the contemporary graphic novel. His research on comics memory has been published in European Comic Art, The Comics Grid, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and Inks. He is a member of the ACME Comics Research Group and of the editorial board of Comicalités.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Untaming Comics Memory

    Ahmed, Maaheen (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Portrait of the Artist as a Nostalgic: Seth’s It’s a Good Life if You Don’t Weaken

    Busi Rizzi, Giorgio

    Pages 15-35

  • “It’s All Come Flooding Back”: Memories of Childhood Comics

    Gibson, Mel

    Pages 37-56

  • Archives and Oral History in Emmanuel Guibert’s Le Photographe

    Egger, Bettina

    Pages 59-78

  • The Ever-Shifting Wall: Edmond Baudoin and the “Continuous Poem” of Autobiography

    Moura, Pedro

    Pages 79-97

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91746-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91745-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comics Memory
Book Subtitle
Archives and Styles
Editors
  • Maaheen Ahmed
  • Benoît Crucifix
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91746-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91746-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91745-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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