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Introduction: Drawing Conflicts

Daniel Worden

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introduction presents a brief biography of Joe Sacco and survey of his work as a comics artist. It also evaluates Sacco’s contribution to alternative comics, the New Journalism, comics ... More


Mapping Bosnia: Cartographic Representation in Joe Sacco’s Graphic Narratives

Edward C. Holland

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Edward C. Holland’s essay reads Sacco’s maps and mappings of the Bosnian War as interventions in the traditional roles ascribed to cartography, bringing to bear the analytical tools of the discipline ... More


Inside and Outside the Frame: Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde

Lan Dong

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Looking at Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde, Lan Dong analyzes Sacco’s complicated negotiation of history and witness testimony, finding in Sacco’s treatment of the Bosnian War a case study of how Sacco ... More


Graphic Representations of Language, Translation, and Culture in Joe Sacco’s Comics Journalism

Brigid Maher

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Focusing on Sacco’s Palestine, Safe Area Goražde, and The Fixer, Brigid Maher analyzes the role that translating and language play in Sacco’s work. In his comics journalism, Sacco foregrounds ... More


The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Daniel Worden (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early graphic short stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Goražde (2000), ... More


Joe Sacco’s Comics of Performance

Rebecca Scherr

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Rebecca Scherr draws on theories of performance and performativity to produce an account of both Sacco’s performances on the page as an artist--the drawing of a line and how that line functions as a ... More


Critique, Caricature, and Compulsion in Joe sacco’s Comics Journalism

Adam Rosenblatt and Andrea A. Lunsford

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the early 1990s, Art Spiegelman won a Pulitzer Prize for Maus, his Holocaust memoir in comic book form. Since then, comics creators have been producing comics about contemporary events, resulting ... More


Entangled Memories and Received Histories: Reading Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

David J. Leichter

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyzes how Joe Sacco's Footnotes in Gaza highlights the stakes of the politics of remembering and forgetting by investigating what happened in Gaza in November 1956 and discerning its ... More


Time under Siege

Jared Gardner

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Placing comics journalism in relation to other media such as film, music, and magazines, Jared Gardner analyzes how Sacco manipulates time as both a thematic and a formal device that can pose ... More


Views from Nowhere: Journalistic Detachment in Palestine

Marc Singer

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Marc Singer demonstrates how Sacco, often interpreted by scholars and critics as critical of the standard of objectivity, also employs the tactics of objective news reporting in his first long-form ... More


Sacco with Badiou: On the Political Ontology of Comics

Alexander Dunst

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Alexander Dunst draws on the philosophy of Alain Badiou to chart an important shift from Sacco’s first long-form works of comics journalism--namely, Palestine and Safe Area Goražde--to the more ... More


The Politics of Space in Joe Sacco’s Representations of the Appalachian Coalfields

Richard Todd Stafford

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Richard Todd Stafford also analyzes Sacco’s representations of the Appalachian coalfields in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, finding in Sacco’s landscapes and portraits a complex process of ... More


Little Things Mean a Lot: The Everyday Material of Palestine

Ann D’Orazio

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Using Bill Brown’s “thing theory” and Jane Bennett’s materialist theory, Ann D’Orazio analyzes how objects such as tea, tomatoes, trees, and the hijab function as nonhuman agents in Sacco’s ... More


Overtaken by Further Developments: The Form of History in Footnotes in Gaza

Ben Owen

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Reading Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza as an entry in the tradition of book-length comics, a tradition about which comics artists, including Sacco, often express some ambivalence, Ben Owen argues that ... More


Drawing on the Facts: Comics Journalism and the Critique of Objectivity

Isabel Macdonald

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In her reading of a 4-page story originally published in The New York Times Magazine, Isabel Macdonald finds in Sacco a critique of the standard of objectivity, a critique that is shared by many ... More


A Thousand Plateaus: Mining Entropy in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Georgiana Banita

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Georgiana Banita reads Sacco’s contribution to his book with Chris Hedges, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, as partaking in the traditions of muckraking journalism and environmentalist ... More


Teaching World Politics with Joe Sacco: Safe Area Goražde in the Classroom

Kevin C. Dunn

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay considers the classroom, and in his essay, Kevin C. Dunn elaborates how he has taught Safe Area Goražde in an introductory International Relations course. This essay should be of interest ... More


What Washes up onto the Shore: Contamination and Containment in “The Unwanted”

Maureen Shay

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Returning to “The Unwanted,” a work of reportage that is also one of Sacco’s most autobiographical works in recent years, Maureen Shay argues that Sacco stages and then complicates the binary ... More


The Child in and as the Comics

Michael A. Chaney

in Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on one of the comics' most prevalent masks—the child, considered the default face of American comics. The child or youth is an emblem of the comics and an archetype of its ... More


John’s Story: Joe Sacco’s Depiction of “Bare Life”

Øyvind Vågnes

in The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802217
eISBN:
9781496802262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802217.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

ØyvindVågnes’s essay is the first in the book to focus on Sacco’s story “The Unwanted,” and Vâgnes demonstrates how one of Sacco’s central devices--the portrait of an interview subject--functions as ... More


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