BOBC

WIKINDX Resources

Labarre, Nicolas: "“How ‘ya gonna keep’em down at the farm now that they’ve seen Paree?”. France in Super Hero Comics." In: Transatlantica 1 (2010)(<http://transatlantica.revues.org/4943>). 
Added by: joachim (04/11/10, 01:46)   
Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Labarre2010
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: "Justice League", France, Geography, Imagology, Space, Superhero, USA
Creators: Labarre
Collection: Transatlantica
Views: 25/617
Attachments   URLs   http://transatlantica.revues.org/4943
Abstract
Any extensive reading of super hero comics will reveal that the representation of France within the genre borrows mostly from touristic clichés, using the country as a foreign, exotic yet not too disorientating setting. Narrative economy and gradual refinements have led to the creation of a codified, consensual and unrealistic depiction of France, centered mostly on Paris and the Eiffel Tower. However, this efficient codification is not value-free. A study of Justice League Europe, a rare example of super-hero series set in France over a long period reveals that France is consistently depicted as a place of history, while being denied a contemporary significance. The country appears as a fascinating but subordinate neighbor, and this evaluation can in turn be found, albeit in a more elliptic way, in numerous series portraying France only in short episodes. The self-consciousness of modern super hero comics, however, suggests that the notion of representation should be handled with care. The depiction of France in super-hero comics originates in part in the perception of the country in the United States, but it also derives in a significant way from the internal evolutions of the genre.
Added by: joachim  
WIKINDX 6.5.0 | Total resources: 14135 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB)


PHP execution time: 0.05298 s
SQL execution time: 0.10987 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00213 s
Total elapsed time: 0.16498 s
Peak memory usage: 1.3016 MB
Memory at close: 1.2506 MB
Database queries: 67