Watchmen as Literature

Watchmen as Literature

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Watchmen has been hailed as the quintessential graphic novel and has spawned a body of literary criticism since its 1986 initial appearance in installments. This work explores the graphic novel's reception in both popular and scholarly arenas and how the conceptual relationship between images and words affects the reading experience. Other topics include heroism as a stereotype, the hero's journey, the role of the narrator, and the way in which the graphic layout manipulates the reader's perception of time and space.Watchmen is the only graphic novel to date to earn a Hugo Award from the World Science Fiction Society (a€œNominationsa€). In 2005, Time magazinea#39;s Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo ranked Watchmen among their selections for the top 100anbsp;...

Title:Watchmen as Literature
Author: Sara J. Van Ness
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-01-25

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