Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung
Schmitz-Emans, Monika: "Literaturgeschichte im Comic." In: Achim Hölter und Monika Schmitz-Emans (Hrsg.): Literaturgeschichte und Bildmedien. (Hermeia, 14.) Heidelberg: Synchron, 2015, S. 273–292.
Added by: joachim (21 Sep 2015 15:31:36 UTC) Last edited by: Deleted user (22 May 2016 15:29:36 UTC)
|Resource type: Book Article
BibTeX citation key: SchmitzEmans2015b
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Keywords: Comic-Biographie, Literatur
Creators: Hölter, Schmitz-Emans
Publisher: Synchron (Heidelberg)
Collection: Literaturgeschichte und Bildmedien
Views index: 2%
Popularity index: 0.5%
Since the 1940s, comics and graphic novels are recurrently functionalised as a device to inform their readers about the history of literature or specific subjects of knowledge concerning literary history. Later examples often implicitly refer to the concept of the early “Classics Illustrated” series as a pioneer – sometimes, however, in a parodic and ironical way. There is a wide range of respective formats, and it is continuously broadened and opened up to new arrangements. Sketches of different examples will illustrate this. Already in the “Classics Illustrated” series, the paratexts form an interesting part of the entire arrangement, as they can be read as reflections of the artists’, the scenarists’ and the publishers’ ideas about the pre-conditions and effects of representing facts of literary history via graphic storytelling. In more recent examples, the artists often play with paratextual formats in an ironical and sometimes refined way, thus creating exlicitly self-referential graphic narratives – and at the mean time reflecting about conceptualizations of world literature.
Added by: joachim Last edited by: Deleted user