What Happens When Nothing Happens: Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Comics (Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels) (Paperback)

What Happens When Nothing Happens: Boredom and Everyday Life in Contemporary Comics (Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels) By Greice Schneider, Rapha'l Baroni (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Greice Schneider, Rapha'l Baroni (Foreword by)
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Description


Contemporary graphic novels show an interesting shift from the extraordinary to the ordinary in slice-of-life stories in which nothing happens. This book brings a historical, aesthetic, and narratological approach to comics in which boredom is not only a topic but also awakens a deliberate affective response in the very experience of reading. This volume brings together close readings of work by Lewis Trondheim, Chris Ware, and Adrian Tomine.

About the Author


Greice Schneider is associate professor of Communications at the Universidade Federal de Sergipe (Brazil).


Product Details
ISBN: 9789462700734
ISBN-10: 9462700737
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2017
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels