Discovering the postmodern graphic novel in the works of Alan Moore
Alan Moore's graphic novels mark a shift in the way graphic novels are read, written, and studied. This thesis explores what makes his novels compelling and see what examples of postmodern thought occur in Moore's construction of human sexuality and modem culture. Additionally, it examines graphic structures to see how pictures and words impact every level of the text. It investigates three of his more established novels: From Hell, Lost Girls and Watchmen. Secondary sources come from a diverse background of philosophical, literary, psychological, and artistic theory. This study implements these sources to decipher Moore's work by finding similar moments in the different texts and construct a possible model for the postmodern graphic novel and argues that Moore should be considered one of the major contributors and innovators to the medium of graphic novels.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Schumaker, Justin S., "Discovering the postmodern graphic novel in the works of Alan Moore" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 914.