Tag: graphic novel

Watching Watchmen: A Riposte to Stuart Moulthrop

2012-01-25

Is ‘media specific’ e-lit criticism nothing but the last gasp of New Criticism and Deconstruction? Lee Konstantinou seems to think so, in this appreciation of the ‘astute micro-analyses’ (but critique of the theoretical basis) of Moulthrop’s close reading/observation of Watchmen.

See the Strings: Watchmen and the Under-Language of Media

2011-10-12

Engaged in his own kind of structured play, Stuart Moulthrop uses the concept of “under-language” to explore the boundaries, gutters, masked intentions, and hidden meanings of Moore and Gibbons’ Watchmen while he simultaneously uses the graphic novel to provide an equally complex, over-determined rendering of the term.