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Forging the Past
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Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Daniel Marrone

Abstract

The work of Canadian cartoonist Seth positions itself between history and memory, and in doing so gives rise to a range of ambivalent impulses, chief among them an ambivalent longing for the past. Seth suggests that “the whole process of cartooning is dealing with memory,” and by consistently drawing attention to seams and borders, his comics invite the reader to examine the processes by which narratives of the past come to seem seamless. Seth’s work exhibits a complicated nostalgia that is well aware of its own reactionary, restorative and nationalistic inclinations, and is able to channel th ... More

Keywords: History, Memory, Comics, Nostalgia, Metafiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496807311
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496807311.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Marrone, author