Comics at University: Institution Meets Fringe: Experiments with Narrative Forms

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Title Comics at University: Institution Meets Fringe: Experiments with Narrative Forms
Author Dittmar, Jakob
Date 2014
English abstract
The paper looks at experiments on narrative forms that partly challenge and even change our understanding of what "comics" are and what might be described as mixed media storytelling. Not only digital comics but also analogue forms constantly experiment on and expand formal and narrative options, partly including elements of other narrative media, partly developing other forms of presenting sequential visual storytelling on paper. The growing bandwidth of forms results in growing options to use comics for: not only fictional but also non-fictional issues are communicated more and more in comics formats. It is our experience that students who take comics courses are experts on only a small section of the existing comics' uses. They neither are familiar with the full bandwidth of uses nor with the narrative possibilities that rest in the elements of comics. Experimenting with the formal and narrative options systematically does constantly widen their understanding of the potential of comics and their ability to apply this knowledge. Based on a few examples that develop comics further, the benefits of interlinking theory and praxis in comics-education are reflected on critically.
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Fifth International Graphic Novel and Comics conference (17-19 July 2014 : London, GB)
Publisher The international graphic novel and comics conference
Language eng (iso)
Subject Mixed Media
Multi media comics
transmedial storytelling
teaching comics
digital comics
comics formats
narrative strategies in comics
genres in comics
comics styles
comics research
narrative sequence
comics definitions
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note Comics: production and institution Despite many dire predictions about... (see Details for more)
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/29784 Permalink to this page
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