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Monstrous Imaginaries (eBook)

The Legacy Of Romanticism In Comics

de Maaheen Ahmed 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Edição ou reimpressão: novembro de 2019
27,76€
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Monsters seem inevitably linked to humans and not always as mere opposites. Maaheen Ahmed examines good monsters in comics to show how Romantic themes from the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries persist in todays popular culture. Comics monsters, questioning the distinction between human and monster, self and other, are valuable conduits of Romantic inclinations.

Engaging with Romanticism and the many monsters created by Romantic writers and artists such as Mary Shelley, Victor Hugo, and Goya, Ahmed maps the heritage, functions, and effects of monsters in contemporary comics and graphic novels. She highlights the persistence of recurrent Romantic features through monstrous protagonists in English- and French-language comics and draws out their implications. Aspects covered include the dark Romantic predilection for ruins and the sordid, the solitary protagonist and his quest, nostalgia, the prominence of the spectacle as well as excessive emotions, and above all, the monsters ambiguity and rebelliousness.

Ahmed highlights each Romantic theme through close readings of well-known but often overlooked comics, including Enki Bilal'sMonstretetralogy, Jim O'Barr'sThe Crow, and Emil FerrissMy Favorite Thing Is Monsters, as well as the iconic comics series Alan Moore'sSwamp Thingand Mike Mignola'sHellboy. In blurring the otherness of the monster, these protagonists retain the exaggeration and uncontrollability of all monsters while incorporating Romantic characteristics.

Monstrous Imaginaries
The Legacy Of Romanticism In Comics
ISBN: 9781496825285 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 11-2019 Editor: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Sociologia

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