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Mitaine, Benoît, David Roche und Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot (Hgg.): Comics and Adaptation. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2018. (238 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781496803375
BibTeX citation key: Mitaine2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Collection of essays
Creators: Mitaine, Roche, Rommens, Schmitt-Pitiot
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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Abstract
Both comics studies and adaptation studies have grown separately over the past twenty years. Yet there are few in-depth studies of comic books and adaptations together. Available for the first time in English, this collection pores over the phenomenon of comic books and adaptation, sifting through comics as both sources and results of adaptation. Essays shed light on the many ways adaptation studies inform research on comic books and content adapted from them. Contributors concentrate on fidelity to the source materials, comparative analysis, forms of media, adaptation and myth, adaptation and intertexuality, as well as adaptation and ideology.
After an introduction that assesses adaptation studies as a framework, the book examines comics adaptations of literary texts as more than just illustrations of their sources. Essayists then focus on adaptations of comics, often from a transmedia perspective. Case studies analyze both famous and lesser-known American, Belgian, French, Italian, and Spanish comics.
Essays investigate specific works, such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Castilian epic poem Poema de Mio Cid, Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, French comics artist Jacques Tardi’s adaptation 120, rue de la Gare, and Frank Miller’s Sin City. In addition to Marvel Comics’ blockbusters, topics include various uses of adaptation, comic book adaptations of literary texts, narrative deconstruction of performance and comic book art, and many more.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (VII)
David Roche, Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot, and Benoît Mitaine: Introduction: Adapting Adaptation Studies to Comics Studies (3)

PART I: FROM PAGE TO PANEL
Jan Baetens: Adaptation: A Writerly Strategy? (31)
Thomas Faye: Narrative (De)constructions and the Persistence of the Text: Images of the Cid between Epic Performance and Comics (47)
Nicolas Labarre: Absent Humanity: Personification and Spatialization in “There Will Come Soft Rains” (66)
Christophe Gelly: Nestor Burma, from Léo Malet to Jacques Tardi, via Jacques-Daniel Norman: 120, rue de la Gare and Its Adaptations (84)
Laura Cecilia Caraballo: Doctor Jekyll & Mister Hyde by Mattotti-Kramsky: Shattering Figuration (98)
Benoît Mitaine: In Defense of Freedom of Adaptation: The Case of El hombre descuadernado, an Adaptation of “The Horla” (114)

PART II: FROM PANEL TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN
Alain Boillat: The Comic Book Effect in the Age of CGI: When Film Adaptations of Comic Books Evoke the Fixity of Their Model (135)
Dick Tomasovic: From Marvel Comics to Marvel Studios: Adaptation, Intermediality, and Contemporary Hollywood Strategies (159)
Jean-Paul Gabilliet: Fritz the Cat (1972): From Crumb to Bakshi, Betraying the Author and Translating the Zeitgeist (172)
Philippe Bourdier: Adapting a Graphic Novel into Film: Historicity and the Play of Signs in Corto Maltese : La cour secrète des arcanes (Pascal Morelli, 2002), an Adaptation of Corto Maltese in Siberia by Hugo Pratt (186)
Pierre Floquet: Sin City (Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2005): Improbable Encounters between Embodied and Drawn Characters (201)
Shannon Wells-Lassagne: From Screen to Page? Castle (ABC, 2009–2016) and Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm (217)

Contributors (227)
Index (231)


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