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Multimodal Narratology: Postmodernism in Dystonia Graphic Novels

Multimodal Narratology: Postmodernism in Dystonia Graphic Novels

dc.contributor.advisor Regan, Matthias
dc.contributor.author Passialis, Stephanie
dc.contributor.editor Navakas, Francine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-17T15:44:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-17T15:44:43Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-15
dc.date.submitted 2017-05-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10969/1209
dc.description.abstract My honors thesis provides a formal analysis of postmodernism in six graphic novels with apocalyptic and dystopian narratives: Frank Miller's Ronin (1983) and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986), Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbon's Watchmen (1986), Mark Waid's and Alex Ross' Kingdom Come (1996), Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead (2003), and Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth (2009). The contemporary graphic novel marks a genuine shift in many aspects of comic book form commensurate with postmodernism in art and literature. Though scholars have begun to situate comic books within a framework for formal analysis, much research does not accurately describe multimodal postmodernism. Additionally, though apocalyptic stories have dominated comic books since the 1930s, many scholars have shunned pulp and superhero narratives at the core of the genre. My analysis applies the most recent critical theory to this lore in order to analyze its themes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Multimodal Narratology: Postmodernism in Dystonia Graphic Novels en_US
dc.type Thesis

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