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The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle BellA Place inside Yourself$
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Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O'Malley

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496820570

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496820570.001.0001

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My Most Secret Boredom

My Most Secret Boredom

(Dis)Affective Narrative in Julie Doucet’s “A Day in Julie Doucet’s Life” and Hergé’s “Adventures with Tintin: The Broken Ear”

(p.23) My Most Secret Boredom
The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell

Jessica Stark

University Press of Mississippi

Comparing a Tintin episode, "The Broken Ear, "with Julie Doucet’s "A Day in Julie Doucet’s Life, "this essay analyze show Doucet's story telling provides a countering perspective to the hyper-masculine, action-motivated crime narratives from the Tint in comics series. In contrast to Hergé’s attention to public space and deliberate objects, Doucet’s visual work explores the home, privacy, disorder, and female boredom. Her text highlights the unintelligible and its gendered significations, offering an example of what a "boring" story can expose. Considering the varying serialities of Hergé's and Doucet’s works, this chapter considers the potential for gendered domains of waiting, in coherence, and the everyday ordinary.

Keywords:   Boredom, Affect, Feminism, Julie Doucet, Tintin

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