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

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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

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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: 4699

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.

Onkel Tom's Hütte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: N.A

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Das Sklavenschiff

Roman

Author: Barry Unsworth

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105604391

Category: Fiction

Page: 542

View: 6498

Barry Unsworth ist mit dem ›Sklavenschiff‹ ein großer Roman gelungen, den die englische Kritik mit den berühmten Geschichten von Joseph Conrad verglichen hat. Auf hohem literarischen Niveau, exakt recherchiert, mit differenziertem Einfühlungsvermögen in Menschen und Zeitströmungen, ist dies der Roman einer widersprüchlichen Epoche und Gesellschaft, wie man ihn eindrucksvoller kaum lesen kann. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Das Haus des Professors

Roman

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442839865

Category:

Page: 258

View: 1086

The Romance of Lust - A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Soto-verlag

ISBN: 3962173838

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8860

The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is a Victorian erotic novel written anonymously in four volumes during the years 1873–1876 and published by William Lazenby. Henry Spencer Ashbee discusses this novel in one of his bibliographies of erotic literature. In addition the compilers of British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books list this book. This is Part I of II

Die Erschließung Des Dunklen Erdteils

Author: David Livingstone

Publisher: SDS AG

ISBN: 3935959001

Category:

Page: 256

View: 984

Die Tageb cher des David Livingstone berichten eindringlich von seiner letzten Entdeckungreise nach Ost- und Zentralafrika. Ein Abenteuer, das den Leser in seinen Bann zieht und ihm unmittelbar eine fremde Welt offenbart, mit ganz anderen Strukturen und Problemen. Ein Kleinod.

Der Klapsmühlentrip

Author: Kate Millett

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462412221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

View: 1212

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.

Weltreligionen

Author: Markus Hattstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833149283

Category: Religions

Page: 120

View: 1651

Zwischen Empire und Kontinent

Britische Außenpolitik vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg

Author: Andreas Rose

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 650

View: 1184

Spiel mit dem Feuer: Die britische Aussenpolitik vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg Europa vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg: Im Zentrum der internationalen und globalen Beziehungen agiert die Weltmacht Grossbritannien. Auf allen Ebenen der Diplomatie versucht es die alten Bundnisse der europaischen Staaten aufzubrechen. Die Geschichtswissenschaft hat diese Bemuhungen bisher als Reaktionen auf die aggressive Aussenpolitik des Deutschen Kaiserreiches interpretiert. Andreas Rose kann dagegen aufzeigen, wie sehr die englische Aussenpolitik von ganz anderen Interessen getrieben wurde: innerbritischen, kontinentalen und imperialen. Er entwirft den politischen Raum Londons, in dem uber aussen- und sicherheitspolitische Massnahmen intensiv diskutiert und aus dem heraus Entscheidungen getroffen wurden."

Bloß (k)eine Heirat

Author: Bali Rai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499212857

Category:

Page: 345

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Hunger

über Magersucht und weibliches Begehren

Author: Caroline Knapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596171200

Category:

Page: 299

View: 7827

Manhattan music

Roman

Author: Meena Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426608265

Category: Der Frauen Inder nach Osten - Belletristik

Page: 397

View: 7210

Kate Vaiden

Roman

Author: Reynolds Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458161394

Category:

Page: 398

View: 5017