• Spiegelman Studies Part 1 of 2: Maus

    Author(s):
    Philip Smith (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century, GS Comics and Graphic Narratives, LLC Jewish American
    Subject(s):
    Jewish American literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Holocaust, Art Spiegelman, Maus
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62P5J
    Abstract:
    Art Spiegelman is one of the most-discussed creators in Comic Book Studies. His Pulitzer-winning work Maus (1980 and 1991) was, alongside The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Watchmen (1987), the catalyst to a sea change in the commercial and critical fortunes of the alternative comic book during the mid-1980s. It has been a landmark text in critical discourses on comics ever since. The purpose of this and its companion paper is to offer a synthesis and reinvestigation of both the existing critical literature on Spiegelman as well as, perhaps most importantly, the lacunae within that literature. The aims of these two papers, then, are two-fold: firstly, to establish where we have got to and, secondly, to suggest some directions for the future of Spiegelman scholarship. This, the first of the two papers, will be devoted to the richest vein of Spiegelman scholarship, on Maus.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.1111/lic3.12262
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Journal:
    Literature Compass
    Volume:
    12
    Issue:
    10
    Start Page:
    499
    End Page:
    508
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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