Archive for: Slow-Rolling Orientalism

Eddie Campbell on Persepolis and Habibi

Satrapi, Thompson, drawing and writing.

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Bound to Blog: Wonder Woman #26

Wonder Woman, Habibi, ideology, and lines.

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Supermelodrama

Melodrama in Craig Thompson’s Habibi — part of the ongoing roundtable on Orientalism.

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Caroline Small on Habibi, Said, and Heart of Darkness

Said was putting forth defenses of books like Heart of Darkness specifically on the grounds that Conrad was self-aware.

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A Brief Conversation with Corey Creekmur on Habibi

Thompson’s risky gambit was to create a consciously Orientalist work in a post 9/11 context.

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Eastern Trip

The booklet is self-consciously tongue-in-cheek in its anthropological pretentions, but that doesn’t make the pretensions any less pretentious or any less anthropological.

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A Comment on the Subaltern’s Progress through Habibi

The resultant comic is one that will excite every Western prejudice imaginable; not only of a depraved society but one of helpless, abused Arabian women begging to be saved from their bestial male counterparts.

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