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dc.contributor.advisorDeFrain, Darren
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-18T21:31:03Z
dc.date.available2018-09-18T21:31:03Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.othert18001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/15469
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)-- Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of English
dc.description.abstractThis research explores gutter theory in comics and graphic novels. While many regard Scott McCloud's theoretical work as the gold standard, others such as Theirry Groenstein, Theresa Tensuan, and Hannah Miodrag believe that his "pleasure in closure" is too easy of an explanation into how we read and analyze these multimodal works. My research concludes that the gutter is a space where the reader's active imagination takes form and dismantles the captivation of motion pictures and traditional text novels. Utilizing the works of George Herriman's Krazy Kat, Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons, and several Latinx comics including los bros Hernandez' "Love and Rockets", Jessica Abel's "La Perdida," and "Virus Tropical" by web comic, Power Paola, we see that the gutter is a place lacking closure; rather an offering of possibilities.
dc.format.extentix, 36 pages
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.rightsCopyright 2018 by Jessica Allen. All Rights Reserved
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertation
dc.titleBlood (and other things) in the gutter: deconstructing McCloud's "pleasure in closure" for intersectional exploration
dc.typeThesis


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