Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | “The Girl and the Monster” in Literature and Comic Strips

Title:
“The Girl and the Monster” in Literature and Comic Strips
Author:
Ingrid Holmquist: Department of Gender Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Kajsa Widegren: Department of Gender Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
028
Pages:
269-281
No. of pages:
13
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper will discuss the mediation of the theme of identity in the work of the Swedish writer and artist; Inger Edelfeldt. More specifically we explore how this thematics; which we call “the girl and the monster”; is presented in the novel Kamalas bok (1986) (Kamala´s book) as compared to her comic strip albums; Den feminina mystiken (The feminine mystique) and Hondjuret (The she-animal); both from the 1980’s. One aim of the paper is to show how media specificity brings out different but also similar aesthetic and discursive presentations. Another aim is to explore how intermedial analysis can deepen the understanding of the identity theme; as well as the respective medium. For example it can deepen your awareness of the element of visuality present in the literary text and the discursive element in visual media. In intermedial studies there is an interest in artists who use different media because of the assumption that the interrelations of their works should be illuminating for this type of study.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Ingrid Holmquist, Kajsa Widegren
Title:
“The Girl and the Monster” in Literature and Comic Strips
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Ingrid Holmquist, Kajsa Widegren
Title:
“The Girl and the Monster” in Literature and Comic Strips
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