What happens when nothing happens

boredom and everyday life in contemporary comics

Greice Schneider

paperback/ gebrocheerd: € 55.00: GRATIS verzending! (NL)
ISBN: 9789462700734, 200 blz., April 2016, Engels
Formaat: 23.2 (h) x 17.3 (b) x 1.5 (d) cm. Gewicht: 593 gram.

Uitgever: Leuven University Press

serienaam/reeks: Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels

beschrijving

Boredom and melancholy in the experience of reading.
Contemporary graphic novels show an interesting shift from the extraordinary to the ordinary in slice-of-life stories in which nothing happens. Present-day graphic accounts are inhabited by melancholic characters whining about the lack of meaning in life. This book examines this intriguing transition and brings a historical, aesthetical and narratological approach to comics in which boredom is not only a topic, but also awakens a deliberate affective response in the very experience of reading. This volume brings together close readings of work by Lewis Trondheim, Chris Ware and Adrian Tomine.

With a foreword by Raphäel Baroni (University of Lausanne).

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