By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition. This involves not just the exploration of those properties in comics that can be meaningfully investigated with existing narrative theory, but an interpretive study of the potential in narratological concepts and analytical procedures that has hitherto been overlooked. This research monograph is, then, not an application of narratology in the medium and art of comics, but a revision of narratological concepts and approaches through the study of narrative comics. Thus, while narratology is brought to bear on comics, equally comics are brought to bear on narratology.

chapter |29 pages


Comics, Narrative, and Medium
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part I|40 pages

Time in Comics

chapter 1|38 pages

Time in Comics

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part II|55 pages

Graphic Showing and Style

chapter 2|17 pages

Narration as Showing

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chapter 4|17 pages

Graphic Style, Subjectivity, and Narration

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part III|74 pages

Narrative Transmission

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chapter 6|24 pages

Focalisation in Comics

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chapter 7|27 pages

Characterisation in Comics

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part IV|42 pages

Speech and Thought in Narrative Comics

chapter 8|17 pages

Presenting Minds in Comics

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chapter 9|23 pages

Dialogue in Comics

Medium-Specific Features and Basic Narrative Functions
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part V|34 pages

Narrative Form and Publication Format

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