Comics Memory

Archives and Styles

  • Maaheen Ahmed
  • Benoît Crucifix

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Maaheen Ahmed, Benoît Crucifix
    Pages 1-12
  3. Remembering

  4. Memory Styles

  5. Comics Embodiment

  6. Reading Comics History

  7. Archival Memory

  8. Archiving by Other Means

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Gunnar Krantz
      Pages 267-276
    3. Philippe Capart
      Pages 277-280
    4. Maaheen Ahmed, Benoît Crucifix
      Pages 281-285
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-290

About this book


Despite the boom in scholarship in both Comics Studies and Memory Studies, the two fields rarely interact—especially with issues beyond the representation of traumatic and autobiographical memories in comics. With a focus on the roles played by styles and archives—in their physical and metaphorical manifestations—this edited volume offers an original intervention, highlighting several novel ways of thinking about comics and memory as comics memory. Bringing together scholars as well as cultural actors, the contributions combine studies on European and North American comics and offer a representative overview of the main comics genres and forms, including superheroes, Westerns, newspaper comics, diary comics, comics reportage and alternative comics. In considering the many manifestations of memory in comics as well as the functioning and influence of institutions, public and private practices, the book exemplifies new possibilities for understanding the complex entanglements of memory and comics.


Memory and Comics Comics Style Archive and Comics Archival Practice Heritage and Comics

Editors and affiliations

  • Maaheen Ahmed
    • 1
  • Benoît Crucifix
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Literary StudiesGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Romance Language and LiteratureUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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