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Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War - University Press of Mississippi
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Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Harriet E. H. Earle


Conflict is one of the most prevalent themes in comics, film and literature; we have been writing stories of war and violence since time immemorial. Comics is no stranger to such narratives and is writing them in ways that are different from (and complementary to) literature and film. This book brings together two distinct areas of research–trauma studies and comics–to provide a new interpretation of this long-standing central theme. Focusing on representations of conflict and war in post-Vietnam American comics, it claims that the comics form is able to mimic traumatic experience in order to ... More

Keywords: Comics, Trauma, Conflict, Sequential art, Post-Vietnam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496812469
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harriet E. H. Earle, author