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Title Comics & memory in Latin America / Jorge L. Catalá Carrasco, Paulo Drinot, and James Scorer, editors.
Imprint Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]

Series Illuminations: Cultural Formations of the Americas Series
Illuminations (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Subject Comic books, strips, etc -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
Graphic novels -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
Popular culture and literature -- Latin America.
National characteristics, Latin American, in literature.
Collective memory in literature.
Alt Name Catalá-Carrasco, Jorge L.,
Drinot, Paulo,
Scorer, James, 1978-
Add Title Comics and memory in Latin America
Description 1 online resource (vi, 262 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Comics and memory in Latin America / Jorge L. Catalá Carrasco, Paulo Drinot, and James Scorer -- Chapter 1. Raising the Cuban flag: comics, collective memory, and the Spanish-Cuban-American war (1898) / Jorge L. Catalá Carrasco -- Chapter 2. How to make a revolution with words (and drawings) : history, memory, and identity in Oesterheld's comics / Edoardo Balletta -- Chapter 3. Mafalda : talisman of democracy and icon of nostalgia for the 1960s / Isabella Cosse -- Chapter 4. Comics in a revolutionary context : educational campaigns and collective memory in Sandinista Nicaragua / Christiane Berth -- Chapter 5. Cyber-cuy : remembering and forgetting the Peruvian Left / Paulo Drinot -- Chapter 6. Death in the Andes : comics as means to broach stories of political violence in Peru / Cynthia E. Milton -- Chapter 7. Memory on the road : American highways and prosthetic pasts in Gonzalo Martínez and Alberto Fuguet's Road story / James Scorer -- Chapter 8. Prosthetic memory and networked temporalities in Morro da favela by André Diniz / Edward King.
Summary "Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. The chapters offer a background history of comics and graphic novels in the region, and survey a range of countries and artists such as Joaquín Salvador Lavado (a.k.a Quino), Hector G. Oesterheld, and Juan Acevedo. They also highlight the unique ability of this art and literary form to succinctly render memory. In sum, this volume offers in-depth analysis of an understudied, yet key literary genre in Latin American memory studies and documents the essential role of comics during the transition from dictatorship to democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 14, 2017).
ISBN 9780822981589 (electronic bk.)
0822981580 (electronic bk.)
9780822964247 (paperback)
0822964244 (paperback)
OCLC # 990046807
Additional Format Print version: Comics & memory in Latin America. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017] 9780822964247 (DLC) 2017014484 (OCoLC)951955740

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