Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America
Edward King and Joanna Page | June 2017
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About the book
Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are highly innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Inventive artwork and sophisticated scripts have combined to satisfy the demand of a growing readership, both at home and abroad. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, which is the first book-length study of the topic, argues that the graphic novel is emerging in Latin America as a uniquely powerful force to explore the nature of twenty-first century subjectivity. The authors place particular emphasis on the ways in which humans are bound to their non-human environment, and these ideas are productively drawn out in relation to posthuman thought and experience. The book draws together a range of recent graphic novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, many of which experiment with questions of transmediality, the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and a new form of ethics for a posthuman world.
About the authors
Edward King is Lecturer in Portuguese at the University of Bristol and the author of Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture (2013) and Virtual Orientalism in Brazilian Culture (2015). Joanna Page is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Cambridge and the author of Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema (2009), Creativity and Science in Contemporary Argentine Literature (2014) and Science Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse (2016).