• Laurike in ’t Veld
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)


The graphic novels under discussion in this book share concerns about how to adequately and respectfully represent genocide and these shared concerns result in common representational strategies that contribute to a global genocide narrative. in ’t Veld concludes that the medium’s vocabulary presents kitsch, but in its most effective instances the graphic novels use this kitsch, and its underlying tensions, as a means to enable access into the genocide narrative while also commenting on the ongoing debates around productive and appropriate forms of engaging with the subject matter. As a visual and narrative tool and a theoretical lens, kitsch thus offers potent ways to consider and explore the representation of genocide in cultural memory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurike in ’t Veld
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  1. 1.Center for Historical CultureErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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