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Title:Graphic Poetry as Historical Experience: Naoko Fujimoto’s “Thursdays” and “On A Black Hill”
Author(s):Malavika Mujumda
Subject(s):graphic Poetry
Abstract:Poet Naoko Fujimoto’s work, both textual and within the medium she labels graphic poetry, explores questions of her own identity as a Japanese immigrant living in the United States. Her work, through art and language navigates complex questions of identity as tied to questions of movement across geography and time. Through her text-based poem “Thursdays” and its visual counterpart “On A Black Hill” Fujimoto specifically situates her work amidst questions of the two geographies she exists within, of Japan and the United States and within the transnational impact of the atomic bomb across time. This paper explores how Fujimoto’s use of multiple media and genres highlights the impact of the graphic poem in navigating Hiroshima as a transnational familial history for Fujimoto herself.
Issue Date:2021-04-10
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-05-04

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