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Mahmutovic, Adnan: "Chronotope in Moore and Gibbons’s Watchmen." In: Studies in the Novel 50.2 (2018), S. 255–276. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/sdn.2018.0014
BibTeX citation key: Mahmutovic2018
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Keywords: "Watchmen", Bachtin. Michail M., Gibbons. Dave, Moore. Alan, Space, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Mahmutovic
Collection: Studies in the Novel
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Abstract
Following Cyril Camus's argument that the category of "graphic novel" is defined by its particular use of literary chronotopes, the present paper reads Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen as a treasure trove of chronotopic arrangements. As a metafictional exploration of its own medium, Watchmen displays a plurality of chronotopes, which is not simply an effect of its postmodernism (Smethurst), but the inherent possibility of graphic narrative. Therefore, with the help of Watchmen, it is possible to both argue for an easy transfer of Bakhtinian theory to the field of comics studies, and highlight the ways in which the unique potential of the medium as such can help us repurpose the theory of the chronotope.
  
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