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Philosophy in the Bargain: A Contract with God (1978) by Will Eisner

Jarkko Tuusvuori

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/9781496813275.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explains how Will Eisner's A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories (1978) reshaped its medium as suitable for mature reflection upon life, so much that the received term “comic ... More


The Prestige of Dirty Words and Pictures: Horace Liveright, Henry Roth, and the Graphic Novel

Josh Lambert

in Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores how social and cultural marginalization provided one motivation for the use of obscenity by American Jews. Michel Foucault notes, in The History of Sexuality, that the public ... More


Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Jeff McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, this book addresses two questions: which philosophical insights, concepts, and tools can shed light on the graphic novel? And how can the graphic novel cast ... More


Jimmy Corrigan and the Time of Crisis1

Manuel “Mandel” Cabrera

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/9781496813275.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter argues that philosophical questions are often born of crisis. They tend to arise when the people engaged in an endeavor like science or art face the possibility, not so much that their ... More


Fictionalized Memories and Biographies

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/9781496805935.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyses Will Eisner’s A Contract with God, Jacques Tardi’sIt Was the War of the Trenches, Martin tom Dieck and Jens Balzer'sSalut, Deleuze!, Reinhard Kleist and Roland Hueve’sLovecraft, ... More


Language in Context: The Spatiality of Text in Comics

Hannah Miodrag

in Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038044
eISBN:
9781621039556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how literary language is put to work specifically within the comics form by focusing on the work of Posy Simmonds. It first considers language-in-comics within media-specific ... More


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