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Beyond Language: Metaphor and Metonymy in Comics Storytelling

Beyond Language: Metaphor and Metonymy in Comics Storytelling B e y o n d L a n g u a g e : M e t a p h o r a n d M e t o n y m y i n C o m i c s S t o r y t e l l i n g K a r i n K u k k o n e n onsid erin g com ics as language is a c o m m o n approach in com ics studies. Comics as w e kno w the m tod ay em erged in early tw e n tie th -c e n tu ry mass cul­ tu re and, even th o u g h the occasional exception is acknow ledged, the m ed iu m as such is generally held to be sim p listic, repetitive, and affirm a tive , and thu s o n ly su p p o rt­ ing a sem iotic, but n o t a literary, analysis.1 Comics scholars have the re fore attem pted to uncover the sign system , th e language structure, th a t underlies com ics, rather than elabo­ rate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Beyond Language: Metaphor and Metonymy in Comics Storytelling

English Language Notes , Volume 46 (2) – Sep 1, 2008

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Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-46.2.89
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Abstract

B e y o n d L a n g u a g e : M e t a p h o r a n d M e t o n y m y i n C o m i c s S t o r y t e l l i n g K a r i n K u k k o n e n onsid erin g com ics as language is a c o m m o n approach in com ics studies. Comics as w e kno w the m tod ay em erged in early tw e n tie th -c e n tu ry mass cul­ tu re and, even th o u g h the occasional exception is acknow ledged, the m ed iu m as such is generally held to be sim p listic, repetitive, and affirm a tive , and thu s o n ly su p p o rt­ ing a sem iotic, but n o t a literary, analysis.1 Comics scholars have the re fore attem pted to uncover the sign system , th e language structure, th a t underlies com ics, rather than elabo­ rate

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2008

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