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Mayer, Ruth: "Bits and Pieces. Seriality, Shortness and Dream of the Rarebit Fiend." In: Film Studies 17 (2017), S. 16–31. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.7227/FS.17.0002
BibTeX citation key: Mayer2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Dream of the Rarebit Fiend", Adaptation, Comic strip, Film adaptation, McCay. Winsor, Modernity, Seriality, USA
Creators: Mayer
Collection: Film Studies
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Abstract
This article explores the transmedial seriality of Winsor McCay’s newspaper comic strip Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (1904–24), tracking the narrative’s evolution from comic to trick film (Edwin S. Porter’s The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend, 1906) and animation (McCay’s own Bug Vaudeville, 1921). In contrast to large parts of the critical response to McCay’s work, this article does not fore ground the subversive and disruptive dimension of the Rarebit narratives. Instead, it reads both the graphic and filmic narratives as integral parts of the larger serialised culture of modernity, and as attempts to chart this reality, in order to make it navigable.
  
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