Comics in French

Author: Laurence Grove
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845458102
Release Date: 2010-07-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Whereas in English-speaking countries comics are for children or adults 'who should know better', in France and Belgium the form is recognized as the 'Ninth Art' and follows in the path of poetry, architecture, painting and cinema. The bande dessinée [comic strip] has its own national institutions, regularly obtains front-page coverage and has received the accolades of statesmen from De Gaulle onwards. On the way to providing a comprehensive introduction to the most francophone of cultural phenomena, this book considers national specificity as relevant to an anglophone reader, whilst exploring related issues such as text/image expression, historical precedents and sociological implication. To do so it presents and analyses priceless manuscripts, a Franco- American rodent, Nazi propaganda, a museum-piece urinal, intellectual gay porn and a prehistoric warrior who's really Zinedine Zidane.

Multimodal Metaphor

Author: Charles Forceville
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110205152
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Metaphor pervades discourse and may govern how we think and act. But most studies only discuss its verbal varieties. This book examines metaphors drawing on combinations of visuals, language, gestures, sound, and music. Investigated texts include advertising, political cartoons, comics, film, songs, and oral communication. Where appropriate, the influence of genre and cultural factors is thematized.

Son of Classics and Comics

Author: George Kovacs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190268916
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Literary Collections

Wonder Woman. Asterix the Gaul. Watchmen. These popular comics, and many others, use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. This volume explores that rich interaction. Son of Classics and Comics presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (2011), George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall have gathered a wide range of essays with a new, global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a "classic" in the modern world. All Greek and Latin passages are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume significantly widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students and scholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.

U X L Graphic Novelists A H

Author: Sara Pendergast
Publisher: UXL
ISBN: STANFORD:36105129051756
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Cartoonists

Profiles seventy-five authors, writing teams, and illustrators of graphic novels, and features an introduction to the genre, discussion of manga, brief accounts of graphic novel publishers, a glossary, and photographs.

Le monde miroir d Ast rix

Author: Bernard de Choisy
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122218097
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Art

Bruxelles, capitale de l'Europe, capitale mondiale de la bande dessinée, accueille, à l'occasion des 175 ans de l'indépendance de la Belgique, la première grande exposition originale des irréductibles Gaulois ! Rien de moins ! Le Monde Miroir d'Astérix n'a rien à voir avec ce que vous avez toujours vu autour de l'univers de la BD. Non, c'est une exposition qui s'amuse à réfléchir sur les codes, les valeurs de cet univers créé en 1959 par deux auteurs, René Goscinny et Albert Uderzo qui ne soupçonnaient pas les conséquences de leur acte. Deux inconscients, en somme ! Car, à cause d'eux, les enfants du monde entier ont du mal à ne pas considérer les héros du village gaulois comme des personnages réels. A chaque fois, qu'une maîtresse ou un maître d'école demande à ses élèves de résumer la Guerre des Gaules, la réponse, invariablement, ressemble à ceci : " Toute la Gaule est envahie par les Romains sauf le village d'Astérix parce que, Astérix et ses amis, ils ont de la potion magique... Pour excuser ces dommages collatéraux, nous avons tenté de remettre l'œuvre, n'ayons pas peur des mots, en perspective... Après toutes les analyses médico-scientifiques possibles, une image est, en effet, apparue dans le miroir : les albums d'Astérix nous renvoient une représentation à peine déformée de nous-mêmes qui nous fait rire, sourire... Préparez-vous... Tout, vous allez découvrir tout, ou presque, sur l'univers de nos héros préférés (les joujoux et autres objets du mythe par milliers, des originaux, pour la première fois, par dizaines) dans cette exposition imaginée pour que vous vous trouviez plus beau en votre miroir...

Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015062097749
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Screen Digest

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000070505551
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Audio-visual materials


Time Out Film Guide

Author: John Pym
Publisher: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 1904978215
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts

This guide is a collection of engaging and provocative capsule reviews of films across the spectrum of cinema history, from Russian silent movies to American comedies, classic documentaries to Japanese anime, and beyond.