OPENNESS OF COMICS GENERATING MEANING SC
UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPP
DEC182120
(W) Maaheen Ahmed
Never before have comics seemed so popular or diversified, proliferating across a broad spectrum of genres, experimenting with a variety of techniques, and gaining recognition as a legitimate, rich form of art. Maaheen Ahmed examines this trend by taking up philosopher Umberto Eco's notion of the open work of art, whereby the reader (or listener or viewer, as the case may be) is offered several possibilities of interpretation in a cohesive narrative and aesthetic structure. Ahmed delineates the visual, literary, and other medium-specific features used by comics to form open rather than closed works, methods by which comics generate or limit meaning as well as increase and structure the scope of reading into a work.
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $30.00
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