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Vanoost, Marie and Sarah Sepulchre. "Subjectivity and Comics Journalism in the French Magazine XXI: Discrepancy between paratexts and texts." Diegesis 8. 1 2019. Accessed 14 Jun. 2019. <https://www.diegesis.un ... egesis/article/view/351>. 
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Resource type: Web Article
Language: en: English
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BibTeX citation key: Vanoost2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: "XXI", Authenticity, Comics Journalism, France, Narratology, Paratext
Creators: Sepulchre, Vanoost
Collection: Diegesis
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Comics journalism is a form of narrative journalism, but also plays a part in a much wider movement – the hybridization of cultural products – and the increasing blurring of the boundaries between fact and fiction. It presents itself as a way to inject new life into a profession currently in crisis by resurrecting reporter subjectivity. Based on a corpus from the magazine XXI, this article analyses how the alleged subjectivity is expressed in the comics journalism paratext and how it is translated into the cartoon itself – in both its graphic and its textual dimensions. One of the most interesting results is the contrast between the two parts of the analysis: while the paratext almost systematically emphasizes the authors’ personal involvement, the authors make their presence fully known in slightly fewer than half of the cartoons analysed.
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