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Children laughing out of the Depression: To what extent do child characters in comics from the Second World War era act as performers of social resilience?

This thesis is an investigation into representations of child characters in British comics for children during and after World War II. The exploration focuses on childhood experiences in order to offer an understanding of the nature construction of childhood in comics at the time, and particularly highlight the key elements of depictions of empowered, resilient, inspirational child characters. This research hopes to enrich both the literary and cultural studies understanding of comic studies, and to combine childhood studies and comic studies research to enrich the complex theme of social resilience in a cultural studies context.

Date:12 Jun 2019  →  Today
Keywords:Cultural Studies, Comic studies, Childhood Studies, World War II
Disciplines:Literary theory
Project type:PhD project