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Elizabeth Ellcessor and Bill Kirkpatrick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479867820

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.001.0001

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How to Get through the Day with Pain and Sadness

How to Get through the Day with Pain and Sadness

Temporality and Disability in Graphic Novels

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Disability Media Studies

Shoshana Magnet

Amanda Watson

NYU Press

Shoshana Magnet and Amanda Watson focus on two graphic memoirs, Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh, and Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person, by Miriam Engelberg. These comics, using text, images, and the specific affordances of the graphic novel genre, allow for unusual representations of the “temporalities of disability” with respect to cancer and depression. These conditions produce experiences of time which are at odds with normative expectations of time and productivity. Such alternate temporalities, when made evident, can become the basis for broader understanding of and greater empathy toward disability experiences.

Keywords:   cancer, depression, graphic novels, comics, time

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