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Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Jeff McLaughlin


In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, this book addresses two questions: which philosophical insights, concepts, and tools can shed light on the graphic novel? And how can the graphic novel cast light on the concerns of philosophy? Each chapter ponders a well-known graphic novel to illuminate ways in which philosophy can untangle particular combinations of image and written word for deeper understanding. The chapters examine notable graphic novels within the framework posited by these two questions. One chapter discusses how a philosopher discovered that the panels in Jeff Lemire's Essex Cou ... More

Keywords: graphic novel, philosophy, philosophical argument, Will Eisner, Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, Jeff Lemire, Chris Ware

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496813275
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff McLaughlin, editor
Thompson Rivers University