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The Visual Co-textualization of Spatio-Joual in the Motel Galactic Series [r-libre/2612]

Pylyser, Charlotte, & Tremblay-Gaudette, Gabriel (2016). The Visual Co-textualization of Spatio-Joual in the Motel Galactic Series. Alternative Francophone, 1 (9), 189-211. https://doi.org/10.29173/af25937

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Abstract: In this article the authors question whether the co-presence of words and pictures specific to the comics medium creates possibilities for the comprehension of regional languages and dialects abroad. They propose to call this phenomenon "visual co-textualization" rather than visual contextualization after the difference which contemporary linguistics makes between the extra-textual environment of a given utterance (context) and its textual or visual surroundings (co-text). They examine in what way the interaction of words and pictures can generate (linguistic) intelligibility and raise the question as to how the intelligibility-generating operations possible in the comics medium can be used as creative narrative devices on a micro and a macro-level. The authors formulate an answer to these questions by analyzing the Motel Galactic trilogy (2011-2013), a series of Quebecois science-fiction comics written primarily in Joual and produced by the creative tandem Francis Desharnais (scenario) and Pierre Bouchard (drawings).
Official URL: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/af/index.php/...
Depositor: Tremblay-Gaudette, Gabriel
Owner / Manager: Gabriel Tremblay-Gaudette
Deposited: 03 May 2022 20:29
Last Modified: 03 May 2022 20:29

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