Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory (Hardcover)

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory By Tatiana Prorokova (Editor), Nimrod Tal (Editor), Tatiana Prorokova (Contributions by), Nimrod Tal (Contributions by), Iain A. MacInnes (Contributions by), Kenton Worcester (Contributions by), Emir Pasanovic (Contributions by), Harriet E.H. Earle (Contributions by), James Kelley (Contributions by), Joe Lockard (Contributions by), Christina M. Knopf (Contributions by), Peter C. Valenti (Contributions by), Silvia G. Kurlat Ares (Contributions by), Yasmine Nachabe Taan (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Tatiana Prorokova (Editor), Nimrod Tal (Editor), Tatiana Prorokova (Contributions by), Nimrod Tal (Contributions by), Iain A. MacInnes (Contributions by), Kenton Worcester (Contributions by), Emir Pasanovic (Contributions by), Harriet E.H. Earle (Contributions by), James Kelley (Contributions by), Joe Lockard (Contributions by), Christina M. Knopf (Contributions by), Peter C. Valenti (Contributions by), Silvia G. Kurlat Ares (Contributions by), Yasmine Nachabe Taan (Contributions by)
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First runner-up for the 2019 Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels examines the representation of small-scale and often less acknowledged conflicts from around the world and throughout history. The contributors look at an array of graphic novels about conflicts such as the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901), the Irish struggle for national independence (1916-1998), the Falkland War (1982), the Bosnian War (1992-1995), the Rwandan genocide (1994), the Israel-Lebanon War (2006), and the War on Terror (2001-). The book explores the multi-layered relation between the graphic novel as a popular medium and war as a pivotal recurring experience in human history. The focus on largely overlooked small-scale conflicts contributes not only to advance our understanding of graphic novels about war and the cultural aspects of war as reflected in graphic novels, but also our sense of the early twenty-first century, in which popular media and limited conflicts have become closely interrelated.  

About the Author


TATIANA PROROKOVA holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Marburg, Germany, and is an academic editor at Pod Academy, United Kingdom.

NIMROD TAL is a lecturer at Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is the author of The American Civil War in British Culture: Representations and Responses, 1870s to the Present
 

Praise For…


"What makes this collection exciting and groundbreaking is its eagerness to look beyond familiar works devoted to familiar conflicts. The result is a refreshingly non-USA-centric survey of the graphic novel medium and its engagement with trauma and collective memory."
— Steven Trout

Spotlight of Cultures of War in Graphic Novels  on The War and Media
— The War and Media

"Chronicle of Higher Education weekly book list," by Nina C. Ayoub
— Chronicle of Higher Education

"Highly recommended."
— Choice

"A thought-provoking work about the nature of war, memory, culture, and the ways we tell those stories."
— H-Net

"What makes this collection exciting and groundbreaking is its eagerness to look beyond familiar works devoted to familiar conflicts. The result is a refreshingly non-USA-centric survey of the graphic novel medium and its engagement with trauma and collective memory."
— Steven Trout

Spotlight of Cultures of War in Graphic Novels  on The War and Media
— The War and Media

"Chronicle of Higher Education weekly book list," by Nina C. Ayoub
— Chronicle of Higher Education

"Highly recommended."
— Choice

"A thought-provoking work about the nature of war, memory, culture, and the ways we tell those stories."
— H-Net


Product Details
ISBN: 9780813590967
ISBN-10: 0813590965
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2018
Pages: 237
Language: English