Author Archive: Nadim Damluji

Can the Subaltern Draw?: Reframing Caste in Indian Graphic Novels

Indian comics and caste

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A Conversation about Habibi’s Orientalism with Craig Thompson

“I’m examining American guilt and I’m examining male guilt.”

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Can the Subaltern Draw?: The Spectre of Orientalism in Craig Thompson’s Habibi

Habibi is a tragically familiar Orientalist tale that a reader can find in books by Kipling or many a French painter.

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Can The Subaltern Draw?: A Survey of Contemporary Arab Comics

The survey I’ve compiled here is not complete, but it is a start at cataloguing the wonderful dialogue that is happening right now with comic art in the Arab world.

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Can The Subaltern Draw?: The Case of the Arab Henchman

Arab stereotypes and arab translations in the Tintin adventure “The Crab with the Golden Claws”

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Can The Subaltern Draw?: Defining Manhua -or- A Translated Marketplace in Contemporary China

To put it simply, besides CY and a few rare exceptions, there aren’t any contemporary¬†Chinese artists producing¬†comics.

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Can The Subaltern Draw?: Waiting For Nabil Fawzi

Where was the Syrian version of Astro Boy hiding? Why doesn’t the Arab World have a Superman?

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