Graphics and Global Dissent: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, Persian Miniatures, and the Multifaceted Power of Comic Protest

@article{Ostby2017GraphicsAG,
  title={Graphics and Global Dissent: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, Persian Miniatures, and the Multifaceted Power of Comic Protest},
  author={Marie Ostby},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  year={2017},
  volume={132},
  pages={558 - 579}
}
  • Marie Ostby
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • Art
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis has been embraced by critics and popular audiences alike as an accessible intercultural memoir-in-comics that challenges predominant Western stereotypes about Iran through the universality of its first-person narrator. But the text's global legibility goes beyond the familiarity of Satrapi's graphic avatar. In examining the surprising factors on which the text's globalism depends, I look closely at one of Persepolis's diverse inter-texts—the Persian miniature… 
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