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Brecht and Comics

May 10th, 2011 by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Last class we discussed sympathy in comics. We we also lightly touched on purposeful and accidental alienation between the reader and the comic. This reminded me in many ways of Brecht’s theory of epic theater. In epic theater, the audience should always be aware that they are watching a play. To ensure this estrangement between [...]

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