|Appears in Collections:||Literature and Languages Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Reading the Signs: Chad Harbach’s Art of Fielding, Baseball, and the Graphic Imagination (Forthcoming/Available Online)|
|Authors:||Edwards, Justin D.|
|Citation:||Edwards JD (2018) Reading the Signs: Chad Harbach’s Art of Fielding, Baseball, and the Graphic Imagination (Forthcoming/Available Online), Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.|
|Abstract:||Although not a graphic novel, graphics are integrated into the fabric of Chad Harbach’s The Art Of Fielding (2011). By graphics, I mean the juxtaposing and mixing of alphabetical and pictographic designs, and I argue that the novel engages with the graphic imagination by including graphic dynamics to convey complex meanings through the conjunction of difference and identity in inscription and visual form. In a keyboard character or a letter there are, for instance, complicated dimensions in the relationship between the printed letter and its meaning, thus revealing a rhetoric whose graphic and textual nature allows meaning to emerge in ways that move beyond the utterances of speech and reflect the visual baseball sign system.|
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