Achtung Zelig ! : deux monstres et un clown au carrefour de l’histoire et de la mémoire médiatique

Maaheen Ahmed


Unfolding during the Second World War Achtung Zelig! adopts a mode of narration that is both fantastic and absurd. The comic not only reflects the issues surrounding the representation of the unimaginable and real horrors of the Holocaust but it also exemplifies the presence and functioning of ‘media memories’ or memories of specific cultural productions as well as media and the performing arts (circus, theatre). This article examines the functioning, particularly the generation of connotations, of the key media memories of the carnivalesque, Art Spiegelman's Maus, Horst Rosenthal's Mickey au camp de Gurs and Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator in Achtung Zelig!

Słowa kluczowe: BD/roman graphique, Holocauste, mémoire, carnavalesque

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