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Witnessing Fukushima Secondhand: Collage, Archive and Travelling Memory in Jacques Ristorcelli’s Les Écrans
Crucifix, Benoît mailto [Université de Liège > Département de langues et littératures romanes > Département de langues et littératures romanes >]
Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship
[en] Appropriation ; Archive ; Collage ; Cultural Memory ; Comics Studies ; Ristorcelli, Jacques
[en] Cultural memory in comics studies mostly seems to revolve around nonfictional graphic novels tackling major historical events. Drawing on recent trends in cultural memory studies, this paper focuses on Jacques Ristorcelli‘s Les Écrans (2014) as an experimental counterpoint where memory is animated by the author’s use of collage. Delving into an ‘archive’ of heterogeneous elements, Les Écrans borrows from old war comics in a way that reflexively constructs a discourse on the past of the medium and its memory. Through the analysis of Ristorcelli’s book, this paper highlights how collage can function in comics as a work of memory that reaches back to appropriative practices common to both readers and fine artists.
Groupe ACME
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Researchers ; Students
Honorable mention for the Best Online Comics Scholarship Award 2017

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