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Graphic Novels: Literature without Text?

Graphic Novels: Literature without Text? G r a p h i c N o v e l s : L i t e r a t u r e w i t h o u t T e x t ? J a n B a e t e n s Literary graphic novels: adaptation, illustration, collaboration, and beyond M ore and m ore, the hype surro un din g the graphic novel concerns its lite rary qualities. M any graphic novels appear to have a lite ra ry s u b te x t (in th e case o f adaptations) or pres­ ent them selves, in a m ore radical fo rm , as the visual de ve lo p m e n t o f a lite ra ry te x t th a t is c o m p le te ly rep rod uced w ith in the graphic novei. In the fo rm e r case, the lite rary graphic novel takes the fo rm o f an adaptation, as one m ay adapt a book on screen (think o f David Mazzuchelli's version o f C ity o f Glass''). Various m a jo r m ainstream http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Graphic Novels: Literature without Text?

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

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Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-46.2.77
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Abstract

G r a p h i c N o v e l s : L i t e r a t u r e w i t h o u t T e x t ? J a n B a e t e n s Literary graphic novels: adaptation, illustration, collaboration, and beyond M ore and m ore, the hype surro un din g the graphic novel concerns its lite rary qualities. M any graphic novels appear to have a lite ra ry s u b te x t (in th e case o f adaptations) or pres­ ent them selves, in a m ore radical fo rm , as the visual de ve lo p m e n t o f a lite ra ry te x t th a t is c o m p le te ly rep rod uced w ith in the graphic novei. In the fo rm e r case, the lite rary graphic novel takes the fo rm o f an adaptation, as one m ay adapt a book on screen (think o f David Mazzuchelli's version o f C ity o f Glass''). Various m a jo r m ainstream

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2008

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