Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives (Life Writing)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781771121798: Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives (Life Writing)

Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives presents critical essays on contemporary Canadian cartoonists working in graphic life narrative, from confession to memoir to biography. The contributors draw on literary theory, visual studies, and cultural history to show how Canadian cartoonists have become so prominent in the international market for comic books based on real-life experiences. The essays explore the visual styles and storytelling techniques of Canadian cartoonists, as well as their shared concern with the spectacular vulnerability of the self. Canadian Graphic also considers the role of graphic life narratives in reimagining the national past, including Indigenous–settler relations, both world wars, and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution.

Contributors use a range of approaches to analyze the political, aesthetic, and narrative tensions in these works between self and other, memory and history, individual and collective. An original contribution to the study of auto/biography, alternative comics, and Canadian print culture, Canadian Graphic proposes new ways of reading the intersection of comics and auto/ biography both within and across national boundaries.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Candida Rifkind is an associate professor in the Department of English, University of Winnipeg. She published Comrades and Critics: Women, Literature, and the Left in 1930s Canada (2009) and has chapters on graphic life narratives in Material Cultures in Canada (WLU Press, 2015), Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory (2014), and the journals Biography, International Journal of Comic Art, and Canadian Review of American Studies.

Review:

“An essential resource for anyone interested in Canadian comics, life writing, and political issues. Beautifully produced with a useful introduction and fascinating essays about major and emerging cartoonists in Canada and Quebec, Canadian Graphic puts the study of Canadian autobiographical and biographical comics on the academic map and shows us ways to think about one of the most exciting developments in Canadian cultural expression today.” (Julie Rak, University of Alberta, author of Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (WLU Press, 2013))

"As Canada is increasingly looked up to as a social and political model to follow, this collection provides up-close, original and challenging insights into the inner life, musings,and internal struggles of a modern, multicultural and substantially inclusive society. ... Canadian cartoonists have actively contributed since the 1940s to shape the transnational comics industry in North America, although their most distinctive legacy arguably lies in the alternative and underground scenes, strongly revitalised since the late 1970s. Candida Rifkind’s and Linda Warley’s staple anthology of graphic life narratives conspicuously shows that Canada – in more ways than one – is still blazing the trail."

(Nick Martinez Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rifkind, Candida (edt)/ Warley, Linda (edt)
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 24670930-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rifkind, Candida
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781771121798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rifkind, Candida
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9781771121798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rifkind, Candida
Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press 5/15/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wilfrid Laurier University Press 5/15/2016, 2016. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781771121798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Pre (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wilfrid Laurier University Pre, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1771121793

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rifkind, Candida
Published by Wilfrid Laurier U. Press 1
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wilfrid Laurier U. Press 1. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Humanities>Literary Criticism. Book: NEW, New. Bookseller Inventory # 64978177112179800. Bookseller Inventory # 64978177112179800

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Canada (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Canada, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book presents critical essays on contemporary Canadian cartoonists working in various forms of graphic life narrative, from confession to memoir to biography. The contributors draw on literary theory, visual studies, and cultural history to ask why and how Canadian cartoonists have become so prominent in the international market for comic books based on real-life experiences. The essays explore the highly varied visual styles and auto/biographical storytelling techniques of Canadian cartoonists both well known (Chester Brown, Seth, and Julie Doucet) and emerging (Sarah Leavitt, Scott Chantler, Ho Che Anderson, and David Alexander Robertson). Canadian Graphic also considers the role of graphic life narratives in reimagining the national past, from Indigenoussettler relations to both world wars to Quebec s Quiet Revolution. The editors argue that no single stylistic or thematic school of Canadian graphic life narratives exists, even as these works share a concern with the spectacular vulnerability of the self. Contributors use a range of approaches and methodologies to analyse the political, aesthetic, and narrative tensions embedded in these works between self and other, memory and history, individual and collective. An original contribution to the study of auto/biography, alternative comics, and Canadian print culture, Canadian Graphic proposes new ways of reading the intersection of comics and auto/ biography both within and across national boundaries. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781771121798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wilfrid Laurier University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1771121793 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9781771121798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Canada (2016)
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Canada, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book presents critical essays on contemporary Canadian cartoonists working in various forms of graphic life narrative, from confession to memoir to biography. The contributors draw on literary theory, visual studies, and cultural history to ask why and how Canadian cartoonists have become so prominent in the international market for comic books based on real-life experiences. The essays explore the highly varied visual styles and auto/biographical storytelling techniques of Canadian cartoonists both well known (Chester Brown, Seth, and Julie Doucet) and emerging (Sarah Leavitt, Scott Chantler, Ho Che Anderson, and David Alexander Robertson). Canadian Graphic also considers the role of graphic life narratives in reimagining the national past, from Indigenoussettler relations to both world wars to Quebec s Quiet Revolution. The editors argue that no single stylistic or thematic school of Canadian graphic life narratives exists, even as these works share a concern with the spectacular vulnerability of the self. Contributors use a range of approaches and methodologies to analyse the political, aesthetic, and narrative tensions embedded in these works between self and other, memory and history, individual and collective. An original contribution to the study of auto/biography, alternative comics, and Canadian print culture, Canadian Graphic proposes new ways of reading the intersection of comics and auto/ biography both within and across national boundaries. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781771121798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press
ISBN 10: 1771121793 ISBN 13: 9781771121798
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wilfrid Laurier University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1771121793. Bookseller Inventory # Z1771121793ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book