Espèces d’espaces. The Articulation of Autobiographical Space in Zeina Abirached’s Graphic Novels

Keywords: Abirached, Comics, Autobiography, Third space, Immigration,

Abstract

The albums of Zeina Abirached, a francophone Lebanese comic strip artist, constitute a real autobiographical space, whose structure is  strictly connected with the portrayal of inhabited spaces, as shown by the titles of her works full of topographical references. Through the analysis of the represented space and of the space of representation, we will analyse the nature of these spaces and follow the evolution of the narrator-protagonist from the domestic and city spaces towards a third space, the ideal one that cancels all differences.

Author Biography

Margareth Amatulli, Università degli Studi di Urbino

Margareth Amatulli is researcher in the field of French Literature at the University of Urbino where she teaches French Culture and Intercultural relations of France. Her field of interest is French Literature, with a focus mainly on 20th and 21st century French novels and cinema. The novels of the Belgian-born French writer, photographer and filmmaker Jean Philippe Toussaint have been the subject of many of her essays. Other studies regarding the intersection between different art forms, have been dedicated to Henri Bauchau, Nathalie Léger, François Emmanuel, Alice Ferney, Sébatsien Ortiz and to the relationship between cinema and literature (in collaboration with Anna Bucarelli, Truffaut uomo di lettere, Urbino, QuattroVenti, 2004, pp. 239-419).

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Published
2018-05-30
How to Cite
Amatulli, M. (2018). <i>Espèces d’espaces</i&gt;. The Articulation of Autobiographical Space in Zeina Abirached’s Graphic Novels. Between, 8(15). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/3274