The Texture of Retracing in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

  title={The Texture of Retracing in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis},
  author={Hillary Chute},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={110 - 92}
  • Hillary Chute
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Art
  • WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
In July 2004, the New York Times Magazine ran a cover story on graphic novels, speaking of them as a "new literary form" and asserting that comics are enjoying a "newfound respectability right now" because "comic books are what novels used to be-an accessible, vernacular form with mass appeal." However, this lengthy Times article virtually ignores graphic narrative work by women: the piece excerpts the work of four authors, all male; depicts seven authors in photographs, all male; and mentions… 

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