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Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

Elisabeth El Refaie


Over the last forty years the comic book has become an increasingly popular way of telling personal stories of considerable complexity and depth. This book offers an assessment of the key conventions, formal properties, and narrative patterns of this genre. It considers eighty-five works of North American and European provenance, works that cover a broad range of subject matters and employ many different artistic styles. Drawing on concepts from several disciplinary fields—including semiotics, literary and narrative theory, art history, and psychology—the book shows that the traditions and for ... More

Keywords: comic book, semiotics, literary theory, narrative theory, art history, psychology, autobiographical storytelling, identity, comics, memoirists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617036132
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth El Refaie, author