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Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan : honing the hybridity of the graphic novel

著者: Dallas Dycus
出版: Atlanta, Ga. : Georgia State University, 2009.
論文: Thesis (Ph. D.)--Georgia State University, 2009.
エディション/フォーマット:   学位論文/卒業論文 : Document : Thesis/dissertation : State or province government publication : 電子書籍   コンピューターファイル : Englishすべてのエディションとフォーマットを見る
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The genre of comics has had a tumultuous career throughout the twentieth century: it has careened from wildly popular to being perceived as the source of society's ills. Despite having been relegated to the lowest rung of the artistic ladder for the better part of the twentieth century, comics has been gaining in quality and respectability over the last couple of decades. My introductory chapter provides a broad,  続きを読む
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ジャンル/形式: Criticism, interpretation, etc
関連の人物: Chris Ware; Chris Ware
資料の種類: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Government publication, State or province government publication, インターネット資料
ドキュメントの種類: インターネットリソース, コンピューターファイル
すべての著者/寄与者: Dallas Dycus
OCLC No.: 670114904
注記: Title from archive page (Digital Archive@GSU, viewed Oct. 14, 2010)
Michael Galchinsky, committee chair ; Chris Kocela, Randy Malamud, committee members.
物理形態: 1 online resource ( )
責任者: Dallas Dycus.

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The genre of comics has had a tumultuous career throughout the twentieth century: it has careened from wildly popular to being perceived as the source of society's ills. Despite having been relegated to the lowest rung of the artistic ladder for the better part of the twentieth century, comics has been gaining in quality and respectability over the last couple of decades. My introductory chapter provides a broad, basic introduction to the genre of comics--its historical development, its different forms, and a survey of comics criticism over the last thirty years. In chapter two I clarify the nature of comics by comparing it to literature, film, and pictorial art, thereby highlighting its hybrid nature. It has elements in common with all of these, and yet it is a distinct genre. My primary focus is on Chris Ware, whom I introduce in chapter three, a brilliant creator who has garnered widespread recognition and respect. His magnum opus is Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, the story of four generations of Corrigan men, most of whom have been negligent in raising their children. Jimmy Corrigan, as a result, is an introverted, insecure thirty-something-year-old man. Among comics creators Ware is unusual in that his story does not address socio-political issues, like most of his peers, which I discuss in chapter four. Jimmy Corrigan is an isolated tale with a very specific focus. Ware's narrative is somewhat like those of William Faulkner, whose stories have a narrow focus, revolving around the lives of the inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha county, rather than encompassing the vast landscape of national socio-political concerns. Also, in chapter five I explore the intriguing combination of realist and Gothic elements--normally at opposite ends of the generic continuum--that Ware merges in Jimmy Corrigan. This feature is especially interesting because it is another way that his work explores aspects of hybridity. Finally, in my conclusion I examine the current state of comics in American culture and its future prospects for development and success, as well as the potential for future comics criticism.

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