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This article discusses experimental auto/biographical texts such as a graphic memoir/novel I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors (2006) by Bernice Eisenstein and a volume of illustrated poetry Correspondences (2013) by Anne Michaels and Bernice Eisenstein. These two works, though representing disparate forms of writing, offer new stances on visualization of memory and correspondences between text and visual image. The aim of this paper is to analyze the ways in which the two authors discuss memory as a fluid concept as well as demonstrate correspondences between the texts and the equally important visual forms accompanying them such as drawings, portraits, sketches, and the bookbinding itself.
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This page is a summary of: ‘And Yet, What Would We Be Without Memory?’ Visualizing Memory in Two Canadian Graphic Texts, Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, March 2018, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.2478/stap-2018-0001.
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