Abstract

ABSTRACT:

In this essay we expand the critical conversation between comics theory and disability studies to consider how theories of embodiment and identity derived from disability studies might combine with a consideration of comics as ecological maps or territories—spaces within which existing social and ecological relations can be instantiated, revisited, and critiqued. We focus on Hawkeye #19 to ask: in what ways can existing theories of the rhetoric of comics also be (re)framed as ecological rhetorics? For instance, how do we revisit comics concepts like page layout, multimodality, and arthrology, concepts that center on the spatial and architectural, against the ecological ideas of social relations and the difference that geography makes? Through this rhetorical mapping, we also ask what can be learned about disability gain with and through a comics ecology.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2473-5205
Print ISSN
2473-5191
Pages
pp. 353-368
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-28
Open Access
No
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