Title

How a French Graphic Novel Tells the Story of Bloody Sunday 1920

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

History

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 10:15

Abstract

Historical events and personalities are often portrayed in non-fiction graphic novels in an approach that targets those who consume history in media other than traditional literary texts. Bloody Sunday 1920, when 14 civilians lost their lives after Crown Forces opened fire during a Gaelic football match in Croke Park, is the latest event in Irish history to get the graphic novel treatment. The extraordinary part is that it is by French graphic novelists in the French language, bringing the story to a completely new audience of readers and serving as an introduction to French readers of a significant moment in Ireland's revolutionary period.


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