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Hescher, Achim: "Transgressing Borders in and with Comics. Mana Neyestani’s Graphic Novel Une métamorphose iranienne (2012)." In: PhiN 70 (2014), 54–73, <> (17. Dez. 2014) 
Resource type: Web Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Hescher2014a
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Keywords: "Une métamorphose iranienne", Autobiographie, Frankreich, Gattung, Intertextualität, Iran, Metaisierung, Neyestani. Mana, Reportagecomics
Creators: Hescher
Collection: PhiN
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This article analyzes the motif of transgressing borders in Mana Neyestani’s recent graphic memoir Une métamorphose iranienne (2012) on several planes: thematically and metaphorically, intertextually, diegetically, and genre-specifically. At first, the work is assessed historically in the contexts of bande dessinée as well as complex and experimental Francophone and Anglophone comics. A prototype approach is used to establish the graphic novel as a subgenre of graphic narratives and graphic memoirs or reportage comics as subgenres of the graphic novel. Finally, it is shown to what extent Une métamorphose iranienne fits into a prototypical category schema and how it unfolds its motif of transgression.
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