Comics as Philosophy

Hornsby, Ian (2018) Comics as Philosophy. In: Creating Comics, Creative Comics: Symposium 1st June 2018., 1 and 2 of June 2018, University of South Wales: Cardiff Campus. (Unpublished)

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The main intention of this paper is to present my research into the idea that the comic book form is philosophy. An examination of comic books as something more than a supplement to philosophical ideas. It’s my intention in this research to make the assertion that western society has been radically transformed through our fabrication of, and encounters with, the form of the comic book. This paper develops on from this idea and also draws upon the writing of Antonio Gramsci on grammar from the Prison Notebooks, and on Hegel’s writing on Immanence, from his Phenomenology of Spirit. I will also examine two comic books from the Superhero genre, Omega Men #9 and Silver Surfer #11, both fabricated in 2015.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Departments > Performing Arts
Event Title: Creating Comics, Creative Comics: Symposium 1st June 2018.
Event Location: University of South Wales: Cardiff Campus
Event Dates: 1 and 2 of June 2018
Depositing User: Ian Hornsby
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 14:20
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 14:34

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