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The Resource Ethics in the gutter : empathy and historical fiction in comics, Kate Polak

Ethics in the gutter : empathy and historical fiction in comics, Kate Polak

Label
Ethics in the gutter : empathy and historical fiction in comics
Title
Ethics in the gutter
Title remainder
empathy and historical fiction in comics
Statement of responsibility
Kate Polak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics explores an often-overlooked genre of graphic narratives: those that fictionalize historical realities. While autographics, particularly those that place the memoirist in the context of larger cultural conversations, have been the objects of sustained study, fictional graphic narratives that—as Linda Hutcheon has put it—both “enshrine and question” history are also an important area of study. By bringing narratology and psychological theory to bear on a range of graphic narratives, Kate Polak seeks to question how the form utilizes point of view and the gutter as ethical tools that shape the reader’s empathetic reactions to the content. This book’s most important questions surround how we receive and interpret representations of history, considering the ways in which what we think we know about historical atrocities can be at odds with the convoluted circumstances surrounding violence. Beginning with a new look at Watchmen, and including examinations of such popular series as Scalped and Hellblazer as well as Bayou and Deogratias, the book questions how graphic narratives create an alternative route by which to understand large-scale violence. Ethics in the Gutter explores how graphic narrative representations of violence can teach readers about the possibilities and limitations of empathy and ethics."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
OU/DLC
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Polak, Kate
Dewey number
741.5/358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6710
LC item number
.P65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in comics and cartoons
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  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Empathy
  • Historical fiction
  • Violence
  • Graphic novels
Label
Ethics in the gutter : empathy and historical fiction in comics, Kate Polak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223123537327
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Being a dog: transformation, focalization, and memory in Deogratias -- Just like Sally: rape and reflexivity in Watchmen -- "We're still here": authenticity and memory in Scalped -- My children will remember all of the things I tried to forget: Bayou and intergenerational trauma -- Telling the wound: framing and restricted narration in Hellblazer -- Conclusion: (The) moving past
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780814213537
Lccn
2017025900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980202787
Label
Ethics in the gutter : empathy and historical fiction in comics, Kate Polak
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223123537327
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Being a dog: transformation, focalization, and memory in Deogratias -- Just like Sally: rape and reflexivity in Watchmen -- "We're still here": authenticity and memory in Scalped -- My children will remember all of the things I tried to forget: Bayou and intergenerational trauma -- Telling the wound: framing and restricted narration in Hellblazer -- Conclusion: (The) moving past
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780814213537
Lccn
2017025900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980202787

Library Locations

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