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Toxic City: An Inquiry Into Environmental Health Through Graphic Novel Making

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Toxic City: An Inquiry Into Environmental Health Through Graphic Novel Making

Poitras Auger, Catherine (2020) Toxic City: An Inquiry Into Environmental Health Through Graphic Novel Making. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Toxic City is a research-creation project composed of a short graphic novel and a written component that investigates the process of making a personal graphic novel about environmental health and toxicity. Drawn by hand, the self-reflective silent graphic novel uses metaphors and the feature of the gutter to illustrate a story around the connections between health, environment and toxicity. The written component is organized around the contribution of this research to the four modes of research-creation as described by Owen Chapman and Kim Sawchuk. The topic of toxicity is analyzed with a deconstruction of health impacts and legal implications, environmental health justice with a reading of Foucault, fiction and graphic media making, and a short autobiography.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Poitras Auger, Catherine
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Media Studies
Date:12 August 2020
Thesis Supervisor(s):Soar, Matt
Keywords:research-creation, graphic novels, comics, illustrations, creative research, health, environment, environmental health, ecology, toxicity, cancer, Audre Lorde, Rachel Carson, art therapy, media, communications, autobiography, communication studies
ID Code:987219
Deposited By: CATHERINE POITRAS AUGER
Deposited On:25 Nov 2020 16:19
Last Modified:25 Nov 2020 16:19
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