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Seth’s It’s a Good Life, if you Don’t Weaken as Anti-Nostalgia

Dominick Grace (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter challenges the general, reductive assumption that graphic novelist Seth’s work is dominated by a nostalgic impulse. Offering a close reading of It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, the ... More


Instrumentalizing Openness

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This first part of the monograph introduces Umberto Eco's concept of the opera apertaand links it to the workings of comics as explained through the comics theories of Scott McCloud, Thierry ... More


Generating Openness in Comics

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter summarizes the findings of the analyses conducted in Part Two and explains how openness unfolds in aspects regarding both form and content. The means of generating openness in comics are ... More


No Man’s Zone: The Essay Film in the Aftermath of the Tsunami in Japan

Marco Bohr

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Produced in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan on the 11th of March 2011, Toshi Fujiwara’s film No Man’s Zone(Mujin Chitai, 2012) is a portrait of a country coming ... More


Japanese Documentary Cinema: Reality and its Discontents

Adam Bingham

in Contemporary Japanese Cinema Since Hana-Bi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748683734
eISBN:
9781474412162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683734.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at post-millennial non-fiction from Japan, a genre not considered in any detail in English language criticism. It considers the lineage of significant documentary films and ... More


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