Baetens, Jan, ed.  The Graphic Novel.  Symbolae Facultatis Litterarum Lovaniensis - Series D - Volume 13.  Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2001. 212 pp.  ISBN 90-5867-109-7 (paper).

[NOTE: This volume collects essays from The Second International Conference on the Graphic Novel, KU Leuven, Belgium, 12-13 May 2000.]

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Introduction: "Transatlantic Encounters of the Second Type" Jan Baetens ... 7

Part I: Trauma and Violence Representation in the Graphic Novel

Section A

"Over the Top in the Aftermath of The Great War: two Novels, Too Graphic" Laurie Kaplan ... 13

"Fredric Wertham, Spiegelman's Maus, and Representations of the Holocaust" James Reibman ... 23

"The Telling Face in Comic Strip and Graphic Novel" Ed Tan ... 31

Section B
"'It's about time': the Chronotope of the Holocaust in Art Spiegelman's Maus Sue Vice ... 47

"'These papers had too many memories. So I burned them'. Genealogical Rememberance in Art Spiegelman's Maus. A Survivor's Tale" Ole Frahm ... 61

"I Looked Just Like Rudolph Valentino": Identity and Representation in Maus" Gene Kannenberg Jr. ... 79

"'Et il n'y eut plus d'espoir'. On Fiction and History in Jacques Tardi's Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec" Anke Gilleir ... 91

"What Haunts a Soldier's Mind: Monsters, Demons and the Lost Trenches of Memory. Representations of Combat Trauma in the Works of Jacques Tardi" Michael Hein ... 101

Part II: Contemporary Graphic Novels and Practices

Section A

"Redrawing the West: Jack Jackson's Comanche Moon" Marni Sandweiss ... 115

"Carol Lay's Joy Ride: How to Become Yourself By Being Someone Else" Heike Elisabeth Jüngst ... 131

"The Dual Nature of Apocalypse in Watchmen" Jeffrey Lewis ... 139

"Narrative Specularity and Sociocritical Stakes in the Contemporary French-Speaking Comic Strip Production" Jean-Louis Tilleuil ... 145

"Texte, Image, Récit: The Textual Worlds of Benoît Peeters" Libbie McQuillan ... 157

Section B
"Relatedness: Aspects of Textual Connectivity in Comics" Mario Saraceni ... 167

"Hypertextual Experiences of World War I" Jack Post ... 181

"The Time It Takes" Patrick Maynard ... 191


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