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Looking on the dark and bright side: Creative metaphors of depression in two graphic memoirs

El Refaie, Elisabeth 2014. Looking on the dark and bright side: Creative metaphors of depression in two graphic memoirs. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 29 (1) , pp. 149-174. 10.1080/08989575.2014.921989

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Abstract

When people speak or write about their experience of depression, a small number of metaphors often dominate their accounts. This article uses two graphic memoirs to show how comics artists may creatively transform such entrenched metaphors by drawing on the sociocultural conventions and formal properties of the medium.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Publisher: University of North Carolina
ISSN: 0898-9575
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 27 August 2013
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 15:24
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/66271

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