Redrawing nationalism: Chester Brown's Louis Riel: a comic-strip biography

@article{Lesk2010RedrawingNC,
  title={Redrawing nationalism: Chester Brown's Louis Riel: a comic-strip biography},
  author={A. Lesk},
  journal={Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={63 - 81}
}
  • A. Lesk
  • Published 2010
  • Art
  • Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Chester Brown's hybrid art/text biography reconstructs the circulating (historically fraught) symbols to deny the paternalizing and binding impetus that Canadian nationalism foments in its attempt to harness Riel as a salve to its anxieties and cleavages. In Brown's delineations of the Riel saga, the author fosters attention on the concepts and ideas surrounding the man, rather simply communicating the biographical history itself. The result is a work that frames the accumulated ruins of Riel's… Expand
4 Citations
Cartooning History: Canada ' s Stories in Graphic Novels
IN rECENt yEArS, historical events, issues, and characters have been portrayed in an increasing number of non-fiction graphic texts. Similar to comics and graphic novels, graphic texts are definedExpand
Chester Brown´s Bible in Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus
  • Miren Junkal Guevara Llaguno
  • Art
  • 2019
One of the latest authors to retell biblical stories in graphic novel form has been Chester Brown, a well-known Canadian underground illustrator who in 2016 released Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesu...

References

SHOWING 1-9 OF 9 REFERENCES
Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography
"It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel." "Time"Chester Brown reinvents the comic-book medium to create the critically acclaimed historicalExpand
The False Traitor: Louis Riel in Canadian Culture
The nineteenth-century Metis politician and mystic Louis Riel has emerged as one of the most popular - and elusive - figures in Canadian culture. Since his hanging for treason in 1885, theExpand
The Allegorical Impulse: Toward a Theory of Postmodernism*
In a review of Robert Smithson's collected writings, published in this journal in Fall 1979, I proposed that Smithson's "genius" was an allegorical one, involved in the liquidation of an aestheticExpand
Riel and the Rebellion: 1885 Reconsidered
When, in 1983, the first edition of Riel and the Rebellion was published, the scholarly controversy concerning Thomas Flanagan's interpretation of the Rebellion of 1885 escalated to one of nationalExpand
The Origin of German Tragic Drama
Walter Benjamin is widely acknowledged as amongst the greatest literary critics of this century, and The Origin of German Tragic Drama is his most sustained and original work. Indeed, Georg Lukacs -Expand
The ideology of the aesthetic
Introduction. 1. Free Particulars. 2. The Law of the Heart: Shaftesbury, Hume, Burke. 3. The Kantian Imaginary. 4. Schiller and Hegemony. 5. The World as Artefact: Fichte, Schelling, Hegel. 6. TheExpand
Comics: Ideology, Power and the Critics
Barker, M. J. (1989). Comics: Ideology, Power and the Critics. (Cultural Politics). Manchester University Press.