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Bibliography: Technology, Myth and Modernity in Graphic Novels from Chile ​

The following publications will give you a sense of the range of approaches that are currently being developed in scholarship on graphic fiction:

  • Ahrens, Jörn and Arno Meteling. Comics and the City: Urban Space in Print, Picture, Sequence. London and New York: Continuum, 2011.
  • Baetens, Jan and Hugo Frey. The Graphic Novel: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Esp. Chapter 7*
  • Chute, Hillary L. and Marianne DeKoven. “Introduction: Graphic Narrative,” MFS Modern Fiction Studies 52:4 (Winter 2006), 767-82.*
  • Gardner, Jared. Projections: Comics and the History of Twenty-First Century Storytelling. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. Esp. Chapter 5*
  • Magnussen, Anne and Hans-Christian Christiansen, eds. Comics & Culture: Analytical and Theoretical Approaches to Comics. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2000.
  • Horstkotte, Silke. “Zooming In and Out: Panels, Frames, Sequences, and the Building of Graphic Storyworlds.” In Daniel Stein & Jan-Noël Thon (eds), From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels. Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative, pp. 27-48. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2015*

The publications below are more directly related to the themes developed in the graphic novels we will be studying for this seminar.

  • Bennett, Jane. The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
  • Braidotti, Rosi. The Posthuman. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.
  • Davis, Erik. TechGnosis: Myth, Magic & Mysticism in the Age of Information. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2015.
  • Forlini, Stephania. “Technology and Morality: The Stuff of Steampunk.” Neo-Victorian Studies 3, no. 1 (2010): 72–98. See
  • Goicoechea, María. “The Posthuman Ethos in Cyberpunk Science Fiction.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 10, no. 4 (2008): 1–11.
  • Gomel, Elana. Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism: Beyond the Golden Rule. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
  • Introna, Lucas D. “Ethics and the Speaking of Things.” Theory, Culture & Society 26, no. 4 (2009): 25–46.
  • Landy, Joshua, and Michael T Saler, eds. “Introduction: The Varieties of Modern Enchantment.” In The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age, 1–14. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.
  • Latour, Bruno. We Have Never Been Modern. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993.
  • Noble, David F. The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention. London: Penguin, 1999.
  • Sibilia, Paula. El hombre postorgánico: cuerpo, subjetividad y tecnologías digitales. Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Economica de Argentina, 2009.
  • Vint, Sherryl. Bodies of Tomorrow: Technology, Subjectivity, Science Fiction. Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2007. 

* available on Moodle