Master of Arts (MA)
Postmodernism, Watchmen, Comics, Event, Rorschach, Lyotard
Date of Defense
This thesis will explore Watchmen as an event in postmodern art and literature. When a postmodern event occurs, no language game exists at that moment to make the event comprehensible. Limitations therefore of incommensurable language games are exposed and scholars are left without language, scrabbling to decipher what happened. This is the case with Watchmen. Comics and literature collided and there is no language to discuss what has come out of that collision. Through chapter analysis, character study, and inquiry into the postmodern mood this project will demonstrate Watchmen as a turning point in the discussion of comics and literature.
Machado, Christina, "Watchmen: Comics and Literature Collide" (2011). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 496.