British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (3):219-239 (2009)

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Aaron Meskin
University of Georgia
Abstract
Not all comics are art. What about the comics that are art? What sort of art are they? In particular, are comics a form of literature? For a variety of reasons it is tempting to think that at least some comics are literature. Nevertheless, many theorists reject the ‘comics as literature’ view. And although some reasons for resisting that view are misguided, I shall argue that there are other good reasons for being hesitant about treating comics as a form of literature. This leaves us at an impasse with respect to the classification of comics. I suggest that the way out of the impasse is to recognize that comics are a hybrid art form
Keywords comics  literature
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DOI 10.1093/aesthj/ayp025
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