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dc.contributor.author Villegas, Michael Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-07T20:02:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-07T20:02:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/213641
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I explore the comic form’s capacity to document experiences with war and become a witness to history by analyzing G.B. Tran’s graphic family memoir Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey. Positioning Tran’s comic as an alternative history pushing back against dominant historical remembrances of the Vietnam War in America and one-dimensional representations of Vietnamese refugees, I see his work as a radical act of historical recovery, remembrance and resistance presenting a fresh storytelling modality capable of documenting marginalized experiences and memories. I draw upon various Vietnamese American scholars to discuss the way Tran s work creatively combats erasure and misrepresentation in official American history by visualizing Vietnamese as multi-dimensional subjects, historical authors and sources of knowledge and truth. Additionally, integrating the work of several leading comics scholars I highlight the storytelling advantages graphic narratives present by discussing how the formal and structural elements of comics make the hybrid medium well equipped to reconstruct history and memory with visual affect and literary force. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 128 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Michael Raymond Villegas, 2018 en_US
dc.source AS36 2018 HUMAN .V55
dc.title Recovered histories in G.B. Tran’s Vietnamerica : A Family’s Journey : comics as sites of remembrance and resistance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Humanities en_US
dc.description.degree Humanities


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