Berman, Margaret Fink “Imagining an Idiosyncratic Belonging: Representing Disability in Chris Ware’s ‘Building Stories’ ” The comics of Chris Ware : drawing is a way of thinking / edited by David M. Ball and Martha B. Kuhlman. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010. 191-205 . Print.
I’m looking to include this essay’s perspective on the ways that Chris Ware engages common conceptions of the ways that we understand social and physical spaces. The essay engages Ware’s grouping of the characters according to their physical proximity to each other and the ways that this tension opens up a tension between the ways that these characters engage and understand each other and themselves. I will use it primarily to speak to the ways that the physical and social forms color our understanding of emotion, selfhood and memory.
Ben Roberts(2006) Cinema as Mnemotechnics, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 11: 1 55-63.
This article speaks about the ways that philosophers have understood the relationship between memory, mnemotechnics and temporality. This essay deals mainly with the ways that human memory is understood as a cinema of mnemotechnics, and I will use it to inform my reading the way that Ware uses form to influence readers’ perception of temporality and memory in “Building Stories”
Sattler, Peter R. Past “Imperfect: ‘Building Stories’ and the Art of Memory. “The comics of Chris Ware : drawing is a way of thinking / edited by David M. Ball and Martha B. Kuhlman. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010. 206-222. Print.
I’m interested in this essay’s discussion of mnemotechnics, observer and field memories and it’s analysis of William James philosophy of memory and selfhood. Mnemotechnic is a mnemonic that claims to help people retain information by constructing a physical space in their head and associating different concepts with different spaces.