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Boschenhoff, Sandra Eva: Tall Tales in Comic Diction. From Literature to Graphic Fiction: An Intermedial Analysis of Comic Adaptations of Literary Texts. (Focal Point, 13.) Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2014. (304 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-86821-478-9
BibTeX citation key: Boschenhoff2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaption, Intermedialität, Literatur
Creators: Boschenhoff
Publisher: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (Trier)
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Abstract
Every medium tells stories in its own idiosyncratic way. Consequently, if we transfer a narrative from one medium to another, points of friction will occur, the identification of which may allow us to draw conclusions as to the narrative potential of the target medium. Thus, comic adaptations of literary texts should be of major interest for the study of comics as well as for intermediality studies, yet they have hardly been investigated as to their narrative qualities in contrast to their source texts so far. Tall Tales in Comic Diction engages to support the closing of this gap which exists in the field of comic theory by paying closer attention to comics adapting literary source texts. This volume sets out to discuss concrete excerpts from comic adaptations next to their textual counterparts, for instance, novels, short stories, plays or epic poetry by Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, Paul Auster, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Terry Pratchett amongst others. Their analysis will further the understanding of the narrative potential of comics in general. Thus, the present book intends to contribute to a comic narratology based on the textual model and introduce a world of storytelling that only comics can offer.

Table of Contents

1. State of Research and Object of the Present Study (1)

2. Theoretical Considerations Concerning Comic Adaptations of Literary Texts (13)
2.1 Pictures and Storytelling (15)
2.2 Narrative Plots and Static Images (19)
2.3 Pictures in Sequence (32)
2.4 Words in Comics (34)
2.5 Intermedial Perspectives (42)
2.6 Case Studies (47)

3. Analyses of Comic Adaptations According to Narratological Categories (69)
3.1 Time and Space (72)
3.1.1 Panel Scene (74)
3.1.2 Sequential Ordering (92)
3.1.3 Page Layout (111)
3.2 Spatio-Topias (123)
3.2.1 Re-Inventing the Setting (126)
3.2.2 Symbolism (145)
3.3 Narrative Situation and Narrative Levels (156)
3.3.1 Hierarchies (158)
3.3.2 The Narrator (162)
3.3.3 Reliability (170)
3.4 Focalisation (194)
3.4.1 Focal Characters (198)
3.4.2 First-Person and Omniscient Narrators (233)
3.5 Rhetorical Diction and Tropes (250)
3.5.1 The Stage (250)
3.5.2 Meta-Narration (260)
3.5.3 Rhetorical Devices (266)
3.5.4 Allegories (271)

4. Conclusion (283)

Works Cited (291)


  
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