Sunbeam Braid: Verbal Solidarity and Quantitative Approaches to Comics Theory and Criticism

Turton, Alex (2020) Sunbeam Braid: Verbal Solidarity and Quantitative Approaches to Comics Theory and Criticism. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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Abstract

Sunbeam Braid: Verbal Solidarity and Quantitative Approaches to Comics Theory and Criticism' builds on Thierry Groensteen's concepts of Iconic Solidarity and Braiding, introducing the original theoretical concept of Verbal Solidarity, a mechanism by which sequential narratives are structured, and through which they make meaning. It takes Alison Bechdel's memoir Fun Home as its case study, contributing both to comics theory and comics criticism. Particularly, it addresses a gap in the formal study and theorisation of comics predicated on existing theory’s pictocentrism, at the expense of the verbal components of comics. It is informed by Digital Humanities methods, and develops a feminist data approach to data creation.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Chris White
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 13:07
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 13:07
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85342
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