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Dissertation Presentation

Dissertation Presentation

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Dissertation Presentation

Steven Payne

Potential Questions and Topics

1.  Exploring How War and Conflict is Depicted in Graphic Novels 2.  Exploring How Graphic Novels Function as a Biographical Storytelling Medium

Main Works Under Discussion
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
•  Iranian in Origin, Though First Published in French •  The Iran-Iraq War/The Islamic Revolution •  Autobiographical •  Coming-of-Age Story

Maus - Art Spiegelman
•  American in Origin, Though The Story is from a Polish Perspective •  The Second World War •  Simultaneously Biographical and Autobiographical •  Allegorical

Theoretical Areas of Discussion
•  Idealogy
•  •  •  Nazism and the Iranian Revolution Redemption Simultaneously Biographical and Autobiographical (Maus) •  •  •  •  •  The Autobiography of Somebody Writing a Biography

•  Metanarratives

•  Binary Oppositions
The Visuals of the Artwork Opposed to the Reality of the Content Behind It Allegory and Metaphor Anthropology and the Interpretation of Ambiguity Use of Alternative Stylistic Approaches to Reinforce the Message Being Conveyed

•  Semiotics

•  Appropriation

Texts and Case Studies
Texts
Graphic Novels •  Main Novels Under Discussion •  Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi •  Maus - Art Spiegelman •  Additional Biographical •  Epileptic - David Beauchard •  Chicken with Plums - Marjane Satrapi •  Additional Journalistic •  Footnotes in Gaza - Joe Sacco •  The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation - Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón Supporting Texts •  Unpopular Culture - Bart Beaty •  The Education of a Comics Artist - Michael Dooley and Steven Heller •  MetaMaus - Art Spiegelman!

Texts and Case Studies
Case Studies
•  Conventions of Graphic Novels in Popular Culture •  Outsider Art: Graphic Storytelling Outside of the Mainstream •  Memoirs of an Inker: Graphic Novels as a Biographical Medium •  Persepolis and Maus: Observing Conflict and War in Graphic Storytelling Media

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