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Études Francophones Volume 32

Vol. 32
Printemps 2020
« Bande dessinée et intermédialité »

Sous la direction de
Jan Baetens (University of Leuven)
Hugo Frey (University of Chichester)
Fabrice Leroy (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

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Cover illustration: L.L. De Mars, Généalogie (Reprinted by permission of the artist)

Table des mati éres

This issue of Etudes Francophones is devoted to the study of intermediality in French-language comics and graphic novels. It explores the relations or interconnections between the modalities of expression and representation used in bande dessinée and that of other media. The twelve articles contained herein study comics that transgress established boundaries between media or combine various vehicles or platforms of representation. These individual analyses discuss mixed media uses of comic art and film, literature, reportage, painting, curation, photography, museography, religious iconography, history and memory studies, and video games. All articles primarily focus on French-language works, although some comparative essays partially discuss graphic works in other languages.

Images fixes, cadre mobile. La bande dessinée aux bords du cinéma — Livio Belloï

BD reportage or Exotic Travel Journal? L’Afrique de papa and the Intermedial Gaze — Michelle Bumatay

(Re)negotiating Memory: Panama Al-Brown ou l’Énigme de la Force, or the Black Boxer vs. the Graphic Novel — Maxence Leconte

Mediated Martyrdom in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis — Renée Altergott

Godard’s Contra-Bande: Early Comic Heroes in Pierrot le fou and Le Livre d’image — Tamara Tasevska

Art brut et bande dessinée alternative: sympathies réciproques — Erwin Dejasse

Salammbô in the Third Degree: From Novel to BD to Video Game — Ana Oancea

Children in Graphic Novels: Intermedial Encounters and Mnemonic Layers — Maaheen Ahmed

L’ exposition de la bande dessinée comme création — L.L. De Mars

Remediating the Documentary: Photography and Drawn Images in Mickey au camp de Gurs — Charlotte F. Werbe

Regard Au cœur des ténèbres : une étude intermédiatique du point de vue (transposition, négociation, dissonance) dans les adaptations graphiques de l’œuvre de J. Conrad — Gregory Pijcke

Gap or Gag? On the Myth of the Gutter in Comics Scholarship— Jan Baetens

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).