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St. Onge, Ruth-Ellen: "Crime, Adaptation and Collective Guilt. Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell." In: Revue de recherche en civilisation américaine 5 (2015)(<>). 
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Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: StOnge2015
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Keywords: "From Hell", Adaptation, Campbell. Eddie, Crime comics, History comics, Moore. Alan, Trauma, United Kingdom
Creators: St. Onge
Collection: Revue de recherche en civilisation américaine
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The shadow cast by Jack the Ripper continues to mark the social imaginary and forms the dark heart of the graphic novel From Hell (1999), written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Eddie Campbell. This article seeks to draw out the motivations behind the authors’ re-visioning of the history of one of the first modern serial killers in the form of a graphic novel that adapts multiple texts, mythologies, and imaginaries. A revisionist adaptation, according to the criteria proposed by Hutcheon (2012), From Hell reworks the narrative of a traumatic historical crime in order to show that guilt lies not only with the killer, but with society, the author, and the reader.
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