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Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America

Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Drawing on a range of sophisticated work, these graphic novels experiment with questions of the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and new forms of ethics in the post-human world. As the first book-length study of the topic, this book argues that the graphic novel’s emergence in Latin America acts as a uniquely powerful force exploring the nature of twenty-first-century subjectivity, emphasizing the ways that humans are bound to their non-human environment.
 

264 pages | 72 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2017

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"this monograph sprawls in its scope and shines in its accomplishments."

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