The Illustrated Slave

Empathy, Graphic Narrative, and the Visual Culture of the Transatlantic Abolition Movement, 1800–1852

Author: Martha J. Cutter

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820351156

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1872

From the 1787 Wedgwood antislavery medallion featuring the image of an enchained and pleading black body to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012) and Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave (2013), slavery as a system of torture and bondage has fascinated the optical imagination of the transatlantic world. Scholars have examined various aspects of the visual culture that was slavery, including its painting, sculpture, pamphlet campaigns, and artwork. Yet an important piece of this visual culture has gone unexamined: the popular and frequently reprinted antislavery illustrated books published prior to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) that were utilized extensively by the antislavery movement in the first half of the nineteenth century. The Illustrated Slave analyzes some of the more innovative works in the archive of antislavery illustrated books published from 1800 to 1852 alongside other visual materials that depict enslavement. Martha J. Cutter argues that some illustrated narratives attempt to shift a viewing reader away from pity and spectatorship into a mode of empathy and interrelationship with the enslaved. She also contends that some illustrated books characterize the enslaved as obtaining a degree of control over narrative and lived experiences, even if these figurations entail a sense that the story of slavery is beyond representation itself. Through exploration of famous works such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as well as unfamiliar ones by Amelia Opie, Henry Bibb, and Henry Box Brown, she delineates a mode of radical empathy that attempts to destroy divisions between the enslaved individual and the free white subject and between the viewer and the viewed.

Redrawing the Historical Past

History, Memory, and Multiethnic Graphic Novels

Author: Martha J. Cutter,Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820352004

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 5280

Redrawing the Historical Past examines how multiethnic graphic novels portray and revise U.S. history. This is the first collection to focus exclusively on the interplay of history and memory in multiethnic graphic novels. Such interplay enables a new understanding of the past. The twelve essays explore Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece's Incognegro, Gene Luen Yang's Boxers and Saints, GB Tran's Vietnamerica, Scott McCloud's The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln, Art Spiegelman's post-Maus work, and G. Neri and Randy DuBurke's Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, among many others. The collection represents an original body of criticism about recently published works that have received scant scholarly attention. The chapters confront issues of history and memory in contemporary multiethnic graphic novels, employing diverse methodologies and approaches while adhering to three main guidelines. First, using a global lens, contributors reconsider the concept of history and how it is manifest in their chosen texts. Second, contributors consider the ways in which graphic novels, as a distinct genre, can formally renovate or intervene in notions of the historical past. Third, contributors take seriously the possibilities and limitations of these historical revisions with regard to envisioning new, different, or even more positive versions of both the present and future. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that graphic novelists use the open and flexible space of the graphic narrative page--in which readers can move not only forward but also backward, upward, downward, and in several other directions--to present history as an open realm of struggle that is continually being revised. Contributors: Frederick Luis Aldama, Julie Buckner Armstrong, Katharine Capshaw, Monica Chiu, Jennifer Glaser, Taylor Hagood, Caroline Kyungah Hong, Angela Lafien, Catherine H. Nguyen, Jeffrey Santa Ana, and Jorge Santos.

Crossing Borders

Essays on Literature, Culture, and Society in Honor of Amritjit Singh

Author: Tapan Basu,Tasneem Shahnaaz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611479002

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 7064

Crossing Borders engages with the emergent field of borders studies, particularly in relation to North America, South Asia, and the transnational spaces they continue to embrace. While multicultural theory tends to emphasize specific and individual cultures, border studies examines the intersection of cultures and the resulting effects.

Das Haus des Professors

Roman

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442839865

Category:

Page: 258

View: 7245

Eine Maus kommt selten allein

Ein Fall für Mrs. Murphy

Author: Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843710333

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 584

In ihrem 15. Fall ermittelt die Detektivin auf Samtpfoten weitab der Heimat in Kentucky. Während einer Pferdeschau stirbt ein Stallbursche eines unnatürlichen Todes- Mrs. Murphy und ihre vierbeinigen Freunde stehen vor einer großen Herausforderung.

Der Klapsmühlentrip

Author: Kate Millett

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462412221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

View: 9369

Jahrelang sorgte Kate Millett durch ihre politischen Aktivitäten, ihr öffentliches Bekenntnis zur weiblichen Homosexualität und ihre Bücher, die zu »Bibeln« der Feministinnen wurden, für Schlagzeilen. Auf dem Höhepunkt ihres Erfolges wurde sie von einer »seelischen Mißstimmung« erfaßt. Was dann folgte, war die Psychiatrierung eines Menschen: seine Zwangseinweisung in Kliniken, Selbstmordversuche – ein dreizehn Jahre lang andauerndes Martyrium. Kate Millett schildert in ergreifender Weise ihre Odyssee durch die Psychiatrie.Die amerikanische Presse urteilte: Seit Ken Keseys »Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest« hat es in der Literatur keinen solchen Aufschrei gegen psychiatrische Einrichtungen und Praktiken gegeben.

Literatur und Gesellschaft

Author: Antônio Cândido,Ligia Chiappini Moraes Leite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature and society

Page: 228

View: 6193

Der Weisse Sklave

Eine Erzählung Aus Virginien

Author: Richard Hildreth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780543664129

Category:

Page: 197

View: 1037

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Christian Ernst Kollmann in Leipzig, 1853.

Die Teilnehmer

Die Männer der Wannsee-Konferenz

Author: Hans-Christian Jasch,Christoph Kreutzmüller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863313067

Category:

Page: 336

View: 7717

Drag-King-Träume

Roman

Author: Leslie Feinberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896561565

Category:

Page: 323

View: 4008

Stiche

Author: David Small

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551786951

Category: Artists

Page: 324

View: 4630

Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.

Das Philosophie-Buch

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831019694

Category:

Page: 352

View: 7804

Der Tabakhändler

Roman

Author: John Barth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833301209

Category:

Page: 966

View: 6891