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Framing Agency: Comics Adaptations of Coraline and City of Ember

Meghann Meeusen

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the question of how different kinds of textual transformations affect child agency, seeking the answer by analyzing two children's texts that have been adapted into both comic ... More


The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Joseph Michael Sommers and Kyle Eveleth (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821645
eISBN:
9781496821690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Neil Gaiman (1960-present) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically-decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, ... More


Memory, Signal, and Noise in the Collaborations of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

Isaac Cates

in Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039058
eISBN:
9781621039907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines cultural authenticity by focusing on the faux memoir and interpretive uncertainty in the collaborations of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, including Violent Cases and Mr. Punch. It ... More


Adventure and Superheroes

Maaheen Ahmed

in Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496805935
eISBN:
9781496805973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter begins with one of the earliest consecutive comics adventure stories to be published, namely Hugo Pratt’s La Ballade de la mersalée.Analyses of Dave McKean and Grant Morrison’s Arkham ... More


Two 3-D Films by Robert Zemeckis

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0030
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The use of performance capture in two 3D films by Robert Zemeckis, Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009), is evaluated and its effectiveness in digital 3D cinema. Box office results and the ... More


Double-Vision: Neil Gaiman

Brian Willems

in Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A number of works by Neil Gaiman include incomprehensible elements within a comprehensible story. Such inclusion in sf is here called the Zug effect. This effect appears in Gaiman’s work when ... More


Dead and ghostly children in contemporary literature for young people

Michelle J. Smith

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Gothic has become a dominant mode in children’s and young adult fiction published in the past decade. This chapter considers how Sonya Hartnett’s TheGhost’s Child (2007), Chris Priestley’s Uncle ... More


Signals from Airstrip One: The British Invasion of Mainstream American Comics

Chris Murray

in The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737929
eISBN:
9781604737936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737929.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Beatles’ very first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 was hailed by the American press as the “British Invasion” of rock and roll. Exactly two decades later, the British ... More


The Ghost of the Father: Spirits of the Postmodern

Judith Fletcher

in Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767091
eISBN:
9780191821288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767091.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 looks at the underworld theme in two postmodern works of fiction: John Barth’s 1968 Lost in the Funhouse, which adapts Homer’s Odyssey, and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic series (1989–93), ... More


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