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Stein, Daniel and Jan-Noël Thon, eds. From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the theory and history of graphic narrative. Narratologia. Berlin u. New York: de Gruyter, 2013. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1515/9783110282023
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 3110281813
BibTeX citation key: Stein2013
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Narratology
Creators: Stein, Thon
Publisher: de Gruyter (Berlin u. New York)
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The essay collection examines the theory and history of graphic narrative – realized in various different formats including comic strips, comic albums, manga, and graphic novels – as one of the most interesting and versatile forms of narrative beyond traditional literary texts. The essays collected in this volume test the applicability of narratological concepts to graphic narrative, examine aspects of graphic narrative beyond the ‘single work’, consider the development of particular narrative strategies within individual genres, and trace the forms and functions of graphic narrative across cultures. Analyzing a wide range of texts, genres, and narrative strategies from both theoretical and historical perspectives, the international group of scholars gathered in the present volume offers state-of-the-art research on graphic narrative in the context of an increasingly postclassical and transmedial narratology.

Table of Contents

Daniel Stein and Jan-Noël Thon: Introduction: From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels (1)

I. Graphic Narrative and Narratological Concepts
Silke Horstkotte: Zooming In and Out: Panels, Frames, Sequences, and the Building of Graphic Storyworlds (27)
Karin Kukkonen: Space, Time, and Causality in Graphic Narratives: An Embodied Approach (49)
Jan-Noël Thon: Who’s Telling the Tale? Authors and Narrators in Graphic Narrative (67)
Kai Mikkonen: Subjectivity and Style in Graphic Narratives (101)

II. Graphic Narrative Beyond the ‘Single Work’
Nancy Pedri: Graphic Memoir: Neither Fact Nor Fiction (127)
Daniel Stein: Superhero Comics and the Authorizing Functions of the Comic Book Paratext (155)
Gabriele Rippl and Lukas Etter: Intermediality, Transmediality, and Graphic Narrative (191)
Greg M. Smith: Comics in the Intersecting Histories of the Window, the Frame, and the Panel (219)

III. Genre and Format Histories of Graphic Narrative
Jared Gardner: A History of the Narrative Comic Strip (241)
Pascal Lefèvre: Narration in the Flemish Dual Publication System: The Crossover Genre of the Humoristic Adventure (255)
Christina Meyer: Un/Taming the Beast, or Graphic Novels (Re)Considered (271)
Henry Jenkins: Archival, Ephemeral, and Residual: The Functions of Early Comics in Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers (301)

IV. Graphic Narrative Across Cultures
Julia Round: Anglo-American Graphic Narrative (325)
Jan Baetens and Steven Surdiacourt: European Graphic Narratives: Toward a Cultural and Mediological History (347)
Jaqueline Berndt: Ghostly: ‘Asian Graphic Narratives,’ Nonnonba, and Manga (363)
Monika Schmitz-Emans: Graphic Narrative as World Literature (385)

Index (Persons) (407)
Index (Works) (413)

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