Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Marina Pérez de Mendiola
© 2016 Kayla Tamara Lemus
This thesis examines the potential of the graphic novel as a site for rethinking identity from a postcolonial perspective. I begin with an in-depth analysis of comic theory and breakdown the elements that distinguish the graphic novel from other literary genres. In addition, I highlight the importance of narration in the graphic novel, thus setting a framework for how to analyze the interplay between text and image as it relates to the narrative and vice versa. I use this framework to investigate how notions of masculinity, memory, and historical references are employed in the Brazilian graphic novel, Dois Irmãos, and the French graphic novel, l’Arabe du Futur, thus highlighting postcolonial concepts of identity formation illuminated in the narratives of young Arab boys narratives of their fathers.
Lemus, Kayla Tamara, "Le Roman Graphique Comme Lieu Propice Pour Repenser L'identité D'un Point De Vue Postcolonial" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 816.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.