Inventing Comics: A New Translation of Rodolphe Töpffer's Reflections on Graphic Storytelling, Media Rhetorics, and Aesthetic Practice (2017) | Parlor Press Catalog Link
Abstract: In his role as a professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres at the Academy of Geneva, Töpffer wrote not only popular fiction (graphic novels, novels, plays), but also a host of scholarly works addressing the relationship between aesthetics and poetics. Figueiredo argues that Töpffer's graphic novels were the manifestation of a much broader media theory engaged with the social, cultural, political, and technological shifts accompanying the Industrial Revolution in the early- and mid-nineteenth century.
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