“Narrative Transfers: From the Literary to the Graphic”Nancy Pedri (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)Laurence Petit (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France)

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France, jeudi 25 avril 2024

The one-day international research workshop will be held at the Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3 on April 25 of this year and will examine the impact on characters when literary texts are adapted into comic form. Although several scholars have engaged in the study of comics adaptation, the questions arising from the adaptation of a literary character through its embodiment in a comics storyworld have been grossly overlooked.

Through our introduction, five presentations and guided discussions, and a concluding discussion, we hope to explore:

  1. how embodiment in a comics narrative transforms literary characters and to what effect
  2. how a character’s embodiment in a comics narrative impacts the reader’s experience and understanding of the work
  3. if and how continuity is achieved when literary characters are made to inhabit new temporal and spatial dimensions in the comics different storyworld
  4. the impact on interpretation when literary characters have been adapted into comics more than once.


9:00 – 9:30                Nancy Pedri (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) and Laurence Petit (Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3, France) :Welcoming comments and introduction to the topic

9:30 – 10:15              Michel De Dobbeleer (Universiteit Gent / Ghent University, Belgium) :Title: Adapting Anna Karenina for Russo- and Anglophone Comics Readers: Evolving Characters and Audiences

    10:15 – 10:45            Coffee break

10:45 – 11:30            Brigitte Friant-Kessler (Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes, France) :Title: When the Novel Goes Graphic, or the Stuff ‘Comicking’ Is Made on: Martin Rowson’s Tristram and Gulliver (online)

11:30 – 12:00             Discussion

    12:00 – 14:00            Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45            Marina Rauchenbacher (Universität Wien, Austria) :Title: Arranged in Color. Janne Marie Dauer’s Comic Adaptation of Bov Bjerg’s Novel Auerhaus (online)

14:45 – 15:30            Eleanor Ty (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) : Title: Repressed Trauma in Nnedi Okorafor’s After the Rain

    15:30 – 16:00            Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00            Round table / Closing comments

OpenEdition vous propose de citer ce billet de la manière suivante :
mdrugeon (7 mai 2024). “Narrative Transfers: From the Literary to the Graphic”Nancy Pedri (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)Laurence Petit (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France). Études Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone. Consulté le 24 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/11nch

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