The ‘Gud,’ the Bad, and the Biorg: Reading Posthumanist and Postanimal Critiques in We3

Chapter Title

The ‘Gud,’ the Bad, and the Biorg: Reading Posthumanist and Postanimal Critiques in We3

Book Title

EcoComix: Essays on the Environment in Comics and Graphic Novels

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Sidney I. Dobrim

Description

Exploring image and imagination in conjunction with natural environments, the animal, and the human, this collection of essays turns the ecocritical and ecocompositional gaze upon comic studies. The comic form has a long tradition of representing environmental rhetoric. Through discussions of comics including A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, We3, Concrete, and Black Orchid, these essays bring the rich work of ecological criticism into dialogue with the multi-faceted landscape of comics, graphic novels, web-comics, cartoons, and animation. The contributors ask not only how nature and environment are portrayed in these texts but also how these textual forms inform how we come to know nature and environment–or what we understand those terms to represent. Interdisciplinary in approach, this collection welcomes diverse approaches that integrate not only ecocriticism and comics studies, but animal studies, posthumanism, ecofeminism, queer ecology, semiotics, visual rhetoric and communication, ecoseeing, image-text studies, space and spatial theories, writing studies, media ecology, ecomedia, and other methodological approaches.

ISBN

978-1-4766-3999-4

Publication Date

9-17-2020

Publisher

McFarland & Company

Keywords

Natural enviorment, animal, human, comics, literature

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Nature and Society Relations | Nonfiction | Science and Technology Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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