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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Hillary Chute  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://english.uchicago.edu/faculty/chute
-- Hillary Chute on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=hillary+chute


Illinois Connection

Chute has been teaching at the University of Chicago since 2010.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hillary Chute is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and director of the Artists' Salon project there, as well as faculty co-sponsor of the American Literatures and Cultures workshop. She is also collaborating in 2012 with inaugural Mellon Fellow Alison Bechdel, through the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Gender and Culture Series)
ISBN: 0231150628

Columbia University Press. 2010

Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is a pioneer of the autobiographical form, showing women's everyday lives, especially through the lens of the body. Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work, while Lynda Barry uses collage and the empty spaces between frames to capture the process of memory. Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis experiments with visual witness to frame her personal and historical narrative, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home meticulously incorporates family documents by hand to re-present the author's past.

These five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions, particularly through the depiction of sex, gender, and lived experience. Hillary L. Chute explores their verbal and visual techniques, which have transformed autobiographical narrative and contemporary comics. Through the interplay of words and images, and the counterpoint of presence and absence, they express difficult, even traumatic stories while engaging with the workings of memory. Intertwining aesthetics and politics, these women both rewrite and redesign the parameters of acceptable discourse.


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