Grove, Laurence: "The Idea of France in “Comics” Old and New." In: Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 17.2 (2013), S. 182–194.
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Keywords: Comic strip, Early forms of comics, France, Identity, Superhero, Vica
Collection: Contemporary French and Francophone Studies
Drawing upon a methodology that presupposes a notion of “parallel mentalities” between past and present, this article will explore a number of text/image narratives representing the Idea of France. With reference also to the key notion of the superhero, examples discussed will include a 1594 depiction of Henri IV as Perseus, Renaud Sechan’s 1975 Hexagone and its YouTube visualisation, and Vica’s 1943 comic-strip Eiffel Tower personification in the pro-Nazi Téméraire. We will see that it is defining periods of France’s history—the Renaissance, the Revolution, or World War II—that in particular draw upon such hybrid iconography.
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