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Reading Lessons in Seeing – Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel - University Press of Mississippi
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Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Michael A. Chaney


This book examines graphic novels to illustrate that in form and function they inform readers on how they ought to be read. The book's arguments result in an innovative analysis of the various knowledges that comics produce and the methods artists and writers employ to convey them. Theoretically eclectic, this study attends to the lessons taught by both the form and content of today's most celebrated graphic novels. The book analyzes the embedded lessons in comics and graphic novels through the form's central tropes: the iconic child storyteller and the inherent childishness of comics in Ameri ... More

Keywords: graphic novels, comics, mirror, mask, reception, production, Persepolis, Palestine, Epileptic, Nat Turner

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496810250
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2018 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Chaney, author
Dartmouth College