Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 1, March 2013
pp. 19-36 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0004
This essay examines Joe Sacco's graphic strategies for representing the pain of others in his first collected work, Palestine. In particular, I argue that Sacco draws on a kind of "haptic visuality" when representing pain and suffering and, in doing so, reformulates standard forms of looking at "the other."