Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities by Binita MehtaPostcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities by Binita Mehta

Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities

EditorBinita Mehta, Pia Mukherji

Hardcover | May 4, 2015

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This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, andbande dessin¿/I> texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial condition in twenty-first-century (con)texts.

The authors demonstrate that the fields of comic-book production and circulation in various regional histories introduce new postcolonial vocabularies, reconstitute conventional "image-functions" in established social texts and political systems, and present competing narratives of resistance and rights. In this sense, postcolonial comic cultures are of particular significance in the context of a newly global and politically recomposed landscape.

This volume introduces a timely intervention within current comic-book-area studies that remain firmly situated within the "U.S.-European and Japanese manga paradigms" and their reading publics. It will be of great interest to a wide variety of disciplines including postcolonial studies, comics-area studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Binita Mehtais Professor of French and Director of the International Studies Program at Manhattanville College, U.S. where she teaches a variety of courses in French language, literature, and film. She is the author ofWidows, Pariahs, and ¿Bayad¿s¿: India as Spectacle(2002) and has published several articles and book chapters on French...
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Title:Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, IdentitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:May 4, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041573813X

ISBN - 13:9780415738132

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Table of Contents

IntroductionBinita Mehtaand Pia Mukherji Part I: Geographies of Contact: Gibraltar / Malta / Asia-Pacific 1. Plural Pathways, Plural Identities: Jean-Philippe Stassen¿sLes Visiteurs de Gibraltar Michelle Bumatay 2. Joe Sacco¿s "Prying Outsiders": Marginalization, Graphic Novel Form, and the Ethics of Postcolonial RepresentationSam Knowles 3. Tezuka Osamu¿s Postcolonial Discourse towards a Hybrid National IdentityRoman Rosenbaum  Part II: Francophone Post-Histories: Algeria / Congo / Gabon 4. Memory and Postmemory in Morvandiau¿sD¿Alg¿e Ann Miller 5. Guilty Melancholia and Memorial Work: Representing the Congolese Past in ComicsV¿nique Bragard 6. Visualizing Postcolonial Africa:La Vie de Pah¿inita Mehta Part III: Postcolonial Politics: India 7. Postcolonial Demo-graphics: Traumatic Realism in Vishwajyoti Ghosh¿sDelhi Calm Pramod K. Nayar 8. Graphics of Freedom: Colonial Terrorists and Postcolonial Revolutionaries in Indian ComicsHarleen Singh 9. Graphic Ecriture: Gender and Magic Iconography inKari Pia Mukherji Part IV: War, Nationhood, and Transnationalism: The Middle East 10. Visualizing the Emerging Nation: Jewish and Arab Editorial Cartoons in Palestine, 1939-48Jeffrey John Barnes 11. Drawing for a New Public: Middle Eastern 9th Art and the Emergence of a Transnational Graphic MovementMassimo di Ricco 12. Men with Guns: War Narratives in New Lebanese ComicsLena Merhej