A Graphic Self

@article{Davis2005AGS,
  title={A Graphic Self},
  author={Roc{\'i}o G. Davis},
  journal={Prose Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={264 - 279}
}
This essay traces a crucial transition in the enactment of the autobiographical text and addresses its creative appropriation by Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian immigrant living in France, in Persepolis. I will examine her use of comics – a thematically and representationally complex form that deploys the strategic juxtaposition of sequential text and image – as the medium for her memoir that enacts her process of self-identification and negotiation of cultural and/or national affiliation. Here… 
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