112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Comics and Graphic Narratives II

Session Chair: 
Sam Johnson, Wenatchee Valley College
Session 8: Saturday 3:30-5:00pm
RCC Meeting Room 2


  1. Alissa Bourbonnais, University of Washington
    The transitory form of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home contributes directly to readerly empathy. By focusing on the space between text and image, affect theory affords a way to bridge the relationship between form and content with the visceral experience of trauma, and a metacognitve creation of multidimensional storyworlds. 
  2. Amila Becirbegovic, University of California, Davis
    Photography is one of the greatest weapons used to express our cruel way of seeing  and links the role of images with the narrations of atrocities. But what does war representation look like when it takes on another form, even further removed from photography? This paper aims to explore the representational (re)memory of the Holocaust via graphic narratives and illustrations.   
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