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Cleto, Sara und Erin Kathleen Bahl: "Becoming the Labyrinth. Negotiating Magical Space and Identity in Puella Magi Madoka Magica." In: Humanities 5.2<http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/5/2/20> (31. Dez. 2017) 
Resource type: Web Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3390/h5020020
BibTeX citation key: Cleto2016
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", Animation, Folklore, Japan, Randformen des Comics
Creators: Bahl, Cleto
Collection: Humanities
Attachments   URLs   http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0787/5/2/ ...
Abstract
In the magical girl anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, middle-school girls receive the power and responsibility to fight witches in exchange for making a wish. The series has connections to many different genres and narrative traditions within the realm of folkloristics. However, the folkloric genre most relevant to the ethos and aesthetics of Madoka is that of the fairy tale. Drawing on Bill Ellis’s concept of “fairy-telling” and scholarship on new media composition, in this paper we seek to investigate labyrinths as acts of embodied composing—not lairs of evil or destruction but rather creative material memory work that negotiates grief and despair. Many of the series’ action sequences unfold in “labyrinths,” the magical spaces controlled by witches. By composing a labyrinth, witches can simultaneously reshape their environment and create a powerful statement about identity through personalized performance in narrative spaces that they control. In particular, we argue that both the frameworks of “fairy tale” and “new media” give us useful analytical resources for beginning to make sense of the intricately complex phenomenon of Madoka’s labyrinths.
  
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