• Witnessing Fukushima Secondhand: Collage, Archive and Travelling Memory in Jacques Ristorcelli’s Les Écrans

    Author(s):
    Benoît Crucifix (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Francophone literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Memory Studies, Archive, Comics, Collage
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B622
    Abstract:
    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.
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    Published
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