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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN AUTOBIO DEL2019
Title: This Woman's Work
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Personal name: Delporte, Julie (creator) and Jensen, Aleshia (translator) and Dascher, Helge (translator))
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007221 checked in 2019-07-10 17:00:51

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Autobiographical
International Standard Book Number: 9781770463455
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2019
Summary, etc. note: A profound and personal exploration of the intersections of womanhood, femininity, and creativity This Woman’s Work is a powerfully raw autobiographical work that asks vital questions about femininity and the assumptions we make about gender. Julie Delporte examines cultural artifacts and sometimes traumatic memories through the lens of the woman she is today―a feminist who understands the reality of the women around her, how experiencing rape culture and sexual abuse is almost synonymous with being a woman, and the struggle of reconciling one’s feminist beliefs with the desire to be loved. She sometimes resents being a woman and would rather be anything but. Told through beautifully evocative colored pencil drawings and sparse but compelling prose, This Woman’s Work documents Delporte’s memories and cultural consumption through journal-like entries that represent her struggles with femininity and womanhood. She structures these moments in a nonlinear fashion, presenting each one as a snapshot of a place and time―trips abroad, the moment you realize a relationship is over, and a traumatizing childhood event of sexual abuse that haunts her to this day. While This Woman’s Work is deeply personal, it is also a reflection of the conversations that women have with themselves when trying to carve out their feminist identity. Delporte’s search for answers in the turmoil created by gender assumptions is profoundly resonant in the era of #MeToo.
Expansion of summary note: womanhood, women, female, diary, femininity, creativity, autobiography, gender, sexuality, relationships, cultural artifacts, feminist, feminism, memory, trauma, rape culture, sexual abuse, coloured pencil drawings, colored pencil, journal entries, experimental comics, non-linear, Moomin, Helsinki, Tove Jansson, Finland, journal, childhood, creating, Island, Canadian, Canada
Method of acquisition: Purchase
Date of acquisition: April, 2019
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