Collective memory in George Sprott: 1894-1975 and building Stories

Zygmunt, Ellie (2018) Collective memory in George Sprott: 1894-1975 and building Stories. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis examines collective memory in the graphic novels George Sprott: 1894-1975 by Seth and Building Stories by Chris Ware. Seth and Ware illustrate how individual memory is inextricable from collective experiences of history, space, and community by using unconventional publishing formats paired with the visual language of graphic narrative. I argue Seth and Ware also extend the border of collective memory to include the non-fictive space of the reader through multi-media adaptations and collaboration. Seth’s cardboard Dominion models, the chamber oratorio Omnis Temporalis, and Ware’s iPad comic Touch Sensitive create a larger community of memory that extends beyond the page.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 13444
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 96-100).
Keywords: Seth, Chris Ware, George Sprott, Building Stories, Collective Memory, Comics
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: August 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Seth, 1962--George Sprott; Ware, Chris, 1967--Building stories; Collective memory.

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