BOBC     Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung

WIKINDX Resources

Dony, Christophe: "Vertigo’s Archival Impulse as Memorious Discourse." In: Comics Forum (2013), <https://comicsforum.org ... rse-by-christophe-dony/> (25. Febr. 2019) 
Added by: joachim (25 Feb 2019 18:16:57 Europe/Berlin)   
Resource type: Web Article
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Dony2013a
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: Archiv, Kanon, Memoria, Metaisierung, USA, Verlagswesen, Vertigo
Creators: Dony
Collection: Comics Forum
Views: 3/42
Views index: 8%
Popularity index: 2%
Attachments   URLs   https://comicsforu ... y-christophe-dony/
Abstract
Vertigo, DC’s adult-oriented imprint, has been repeatedly praised for having ‘fully joined the fight for adult readers’ in the early 1990s (Weiner 2010: 10). It has been noted that this “fight” coincided with the imprint’s ‘adoption of the graphic novel format’ as well as ‘a new self-awareness and literary style’ which ‘brought the scope and structure of the Vertigo comics closer to the notion of literary text’. However, little attention has been devoted to the very cultural identity of the imprint, even if Vertigo has since its early days engaged in an intro- and retrospective discourse on the American comics form, its history, and the power relations inherent to its industry. This short essay intends to start filling that gap by investigating Vertigo’s archival impulse. It argues that in deploying various rewriting strategies which engage with specific past (comics) traditions, the label has activated a unique memorious discourse that provides a self-reflexive and critical commentary on the structuring forces of the American comics field, its politics of domination and exclusion, and hence its canons.
  
wikindx 5.8.2 ©2019 | Total resources: 12292 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB) | Database queries: 52 | DB execution: 0.31924 secs | Script execution: 0.33548 secs

PHP execution time: 0.01515 s
SQL connection time: 0.00024 s
SQL execution time: 0.31900 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00133 s
Total elapsed time: 0.33548 s
Peak memory usage: 1.6593 MB
Memory at close: 1.6084 MB