Comics and Adaptation [Minkštas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 246 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, 35 black & white illustrations, 1 table
  • Išleidimo metai: 30-Apr-2020
  • Leidėjas: University Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN-10: 1496828186
  • ISBN-13: 9781496828187
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  • Formatas: Paperback / softback, 246 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, 35 black & white illustrations, 1 table
  • Išleidimo metai: 30-Apr-2020
  • Leidėjas: University Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN-10: 1496828186
  • ISBN-13: 9781496828187
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Contributions by Jan Baetens, Alain Boillat, Philippe Bourdier, Laura Cecilia Caraballo, Thomas Faye, Pierre Floquet, Jean-Paul Gabilliet, Christophe Gelly, Nicolas Labarre, Benoit Mitaine, David Roche, Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot, Dick Tomasovic, and Shannon Wells-LassagneBoth comics studies and adaptation studies have grown separately over the past twenty years. Yet there are few in-depth studies of comic books and adaptations together. Available for the first time in English, this collection pores over the phenomenon of comic books and adaptation, sifting through comics as both sources and results of adaptation. Essays shed light on the many ways adaptation studies inform research on comic books and content adapted from them. Contributors concentrate on fidelity to the source materials, comparative analysis, forms of media, adaptation and myth, adaptation and intertextuality, as well as adaptation and ideology. After an introduction that assesses adaptation studies as a framework, the book examines comics adaptations of literary texts as more than just illustrations of their sources. Essayists then focus on adaptations of comics, often from a transmedia perspective. Case studies analyze both famous and lesser-known American, Belgian, French, Italian, and Spanish comics. Essays investigate specific works, such as Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Castilian epic poem Poema de Mio Cid, Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, French comics artist Jacques Tardi's adaptation 120, rue de la Gare, and Frank Miller's Sin City. In addition to Marvel Comics' blockbusters, topics include various uses of adaptation, comic book adaptations of literary texts, narrative deconstruction of performance and comic book art, and many more.


A timely and useful collection which challenges some of the presuppositions of adaptation studies . . . Comics and Adaptation is a welcome addition to the work on both comics and adaptation and is valuable reading for scholars in either area. The volume certainly succeeds in encouraging research on the topic (and perhaps even the existence of adaptation) through the way it convinces readers to approach adaptation and specifically comics and adaptation with an open mind, to see the creative opportunities. The editors' theoretically broad introduction to Comics and Adaptation does not augur well for typical fan com readers, but in elevating comics beyond mere illustration it does set up the framework for the scholarly essays that engage how adaptations of comic and graphic novels transcend their literary sources. The editors cogently argue for the legitimacy of studying comics through the filter of adaptation studies. The international coterie of academic contributors they have gathered explore pertinent concepts from polyphony, hypertextuality, orality, shattering figuration, transposition, and dissolution of forms to captions and speech balloons in contrasting the sources and extensions of graphic comics. Among the works treated are 120, rue de la Gare, Sin City, Watchmen, and Fritz the Cat. The volume is divided into two parts: the first examines adaptation from the page to the panel, and the second explores it from the panel to the screen and back again, with vividly illustrated, framed images. In particular, Mitaine's essay on the adaptation of Guy du Maupassant's classic short story 'Le Horla' stands as an exemplar of these fascinating studies, all of them translated into lucid English for the benefit of Anglophone readers.

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Adapting Adaptation Studies to Comics Studies 3(28)
David Roche
Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot
Benoit Mitaine
Adaptation: A Writerly Strategy?
Jan Baetens
Narrative (De)constructions and the Persistence of the Text: Images of the Cid between Epic Performance and Comics
Thomas Fave
Absent Humanity: Personification and Spatialization in "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Nicolas Labarre
Nestor Burma, from Leo Malet to Jacques Tardi, via Jacques-Daniel Norman: 120, rue de la Gare and Its Adaptations
Christophe Gelly
Doctor Jekyll & Mister Hyde by Mattotti-Kramsky: Shattering Figuration
Laura Cecilia Caraballo
In Defense of Freedom of Adaptation: The Case of El hombre descuadernado, an Adaptation of "The Horla"
Benoit Mitaine
The Comic Book Effect in the Age of CGI: When Film Adaptations of Comic Books Evoke the Fixity of Their Model
Alain Boillat
From Marvel Comics to Marvel Studios: Adaptation, Intermediality, and Contemporary Hollywood Strategies
Dick Tomasovic
Fritz the Cat (1972): From Crumb to Bakshi, Betraying the Author and Translating the Zeitgeist
Jean-Paul Gabilliet
Adapting a Graphic Novel into Film: Historicity and the Play of Signs in Corto Maltese: La cour secrete des arcanes (Pascal Morelli, 2002), an Adaptation of Corto Maltese in Siberia by Hugo Pratt
Philippe Bouroier
Sin City (Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2005): Improbable Encounters between Embodied and Drawn Characters
Pierre Floquet
From Screen to Page? Castle (ABC, 2009-2016) and Richard Castle's Deadly Storm
Shannon Wells-Lassagne
Contributors 227(4)
Index 231
Benoit Mitaine is associate professor of Spanish at the Paul Valery University of Montpellier. He is coeditor of Lignes de front: bande dessinee totalitarisme and Autobio-graphismes: bande dessinee et representation de soi. David Roche is professor of film studies at the Paul Valery University of Montpellier. He is author of Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don't They Do It Like They Used To? and Quentin Tarantino: Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction, and editor of Conversations with Russell Banks, all published by University Press of Mississippi. Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot is retired associate professor of English at the Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France. She has coedited Intimacy in Cinema: Critical Essays on English-Language Films and published widely on English-language cinema. Aarnoud Rommens is an independent scholar, editor, and translator. He is author of Joaquin Torres-Garcia: Constructive Universalism and the Inversion of Abstraction and editor of Comics and Abstraction: Narrative by Other Means.