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The value of graphic novels in conveying historical events: how do graphic novels represent history?

Citation: Liu, Y. (2023). The value of graphic novels in conveying historical events: How do graphic novels represent history? [Masters thesis, Wintec Te Pūkenga]. Wintec Research Archive.

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This dissertation investigates how the graphic novel has been used to represent major historical events. Through the analysis of graphic novels such as: Li Kunwu’s (2012) A Chinese Life, Liu Jing’s (2011, 2016) Understanding China through Comics, Art Spiegelman’s (1980) Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s (2003, 2004) Persepolis, this dissertation explores the format and conventions of graphic novels and shows how the combination of text, panels, and images powerfully represent major historical events. The research reveals that graphic novels provide an accessible way for readers to understand complex and conflict-ridden events in history.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Geoffrey Clarke; Dr Vicki Kerr
Uncontrolled Keywords: illustration, graphic novel, Chinese histroy
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Rachel Axcell
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 20:02
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 20:20

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