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Thomas, Paul L. "Adventures in genre! Rethinking genre through comics/graphic novels." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 2 (2011), S. 187–201.
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Keywords: Adaption, Blake. William, Didaktik und Pädagogik, Gaiman. Neil, Gattung, Großbritannien, Moore. Alan, Rezeption
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Historically, comics and graphic novels have been marginalized as quality texts and significant mediums for study. However, in the past decade comics have found their place in educational establishments. This essay offers a brief literature review of attitudes toward comics/graphic novels as a medium and then explores the use of comics/graphic novels within multigenre units of study that challenge student's assumptions about genre and text. These unit examples include interrelated works by William Blake and Alan Moore and by Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman. The piece ends by examining the range of subgenres within comics/graphic novels, including traditional views of genre literature (mystery, western, etc.) and considerations of text as adaptation (graphic novel adaptations of traditional literature, film adaptations, etc.).
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