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Immigrants and comics : graphic spaces of remembrance, transaction, and mimesis

Nhora Lucía Serrano (Editor)
"Immigrants and Comics is an interdisciplinary, themed anthology that focuses on how comics have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and the immigrant experience in popular global culture of the twentieth century. Nhora Lucía Serrano and a diverse group of contributors examine immigrant experience as they navigate new socio-political milieux in cartoons, comics, and graphic novels across cultures and time periods. They interrogate how immigration is portrayed in comics and how the 'immigrant' was an indispensable and vital trope to the development of the comics medium in the twentieth century. At the heart of the book's interdisciplinary nexus is a critical framework steeped in the ideas of remembrance and commemoration, what Pierre Nora calls lieux de mémoire. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in Visual Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Ethnic Studies, Francophone Studies, American Studies, Hispanic Studies, art history, and museum studies"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2021
Routledge, New York, NY, 2021
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xix, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781138186156, 1138186155
Online version:
Comics as movement ; comics as planetary healing / Frederick Luis Aldama
In the shadow of liberty : immigration and the graphic space / Nhora Lucía Serrano
Of birds and men : metonymic and symbolic representations of immigration in Shaun Tan's The arrival / Fabrice Leroy
"How quickly we forget" : immigration and family narrative in James Sturm's The Golem's mighty swing and unstable molecules / Brian Cremins
Postcards from the past : the 1893 Chicago World Fair and immigration in Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan : the smartest kid on earth / Nhora Lucía Serrano
From immigrants to filibusters : the curious case of R. F. Outcault's Yellow Kid / David M. Ball
Naming the place and telling the story in Demain, demain : Nanterre, bidonville de la Folie, 1962-1966, by Laurent Maffre / Mark McKinney
More than a cockroach : dreaming and surviving in Will Eisner's A life force / Susan Kirtley
Stranded by empire : the forced migrants of Shirato Sanpei's Kieyuku shōjo / Nicholas A. Theisen
Once upon a time on the border : immigration and Mexican comic book westerns / Christopher Conway
Picturing the (silent) history of immigration in France and in French Bandes dessinées / Michelle Bumatay
Brodeck's report (Manu Larcenet) : a study in intermediality / Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey
Migra Mouse : immigration, satire, and hybridity as Latino/a decolonial acts / Mauricio Espinoza
Tracing trauma : questioning understanding of clandestine migration in Amazigh : itinéraire d'hommes libres / Catriona MacLeod
Immigration, photography, and the color line in Lila Quintero Weaver's darkroom : a memoir in black & white / Candida Rifkind
African diaspora and Black bodies : X-Men's Storm / Johnathan Flowers