115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Comics and Graphic Narratives II

Session Chair: 
Lucas Tromly, University of Manitoba
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Henry 102


  1. Louis Bousquet, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Riad Sattouf uses his larger than life’s hero, Pascal Brutal, to capture the zeitgeist of our modern societies. His paradoxical take on masculinity allows him to draw a penetrating portrait of the destructives ideologies at play in our world and to offer singular alternatives to its unbridled violence
  2. Steve Rosenstein, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
    In the 1950s, EC Comics provided one of the great extended examinations of post-Holocaust trauma.  This paper examines how writer/editor Al Feldstein and his staff used unstinting displays of gore and putrefaction to express the boundless nature of infinite trauma and the unavoidable corruption of those seeking adequate revenge.
  3. Kirsten Clemens, Appalachian State University
    Depictions of violent images--sexual assault, in particular--are controversal in any medium, and this proposed paper will investigate these undrawable moments within comics or graphic novels.
Session Cancelled: