Event Title

Hey Man, I'm Reading Medium Specific Modalities and Metafictions in Watchmen

Research Mentor(s)

Dietrich, Dawn

Description

“Hey Man, I’m Reading” is an analytical essay exploring the ways in which Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, creators of the cult favorite graphic novel Watchmen, manipulate the content and impact of their text by engaging with the specific abilities and rhetorics of the hybridized medium they were working in. The essay also addresses the cultural context in which Watchmen was written and Moore and Gibbons’ particular knack for demonstrating metafictional awareness of shifting cultural literacies within the text itself.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

May 2020

End Date

May 2020

Department

English, Literature

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Hey Man, I'm Reading Medium Specific Modalities and Metafictions in Watchmen

“Hey Man, I’m Reading” is an analytical essay exploring the ways in which Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, creators of the cult favorite graphic novel Watchmen, manipulate the content and impact of their text by engaging with the specific abilities and rhetorics of the hybridized medium they were working in. The essay also addresses the cultural context in which Watchmen was written and Moore and Gibbons’ particular knack for demonstrating metafictional awareness of shifting cultural literacies within the text itself.