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"Le roman-photo, pas si désuet!"

A very interesting article appeared on ActuaBD on August 2nd 2017: "Le roman-photo, pas si désuet!" written by Frédéric Hojlo. Protagonist of this article is Grégory Jarry, author of photo novels and fervent defender of the genre. Read the full article here.

"La ventana indiscreta" de Alfred Hitchcock como Cineromanzo. La adaptación como transmedi

"La ventana indiscreta" de Alfred Hitchcock como Cineromanzo. La adaptación como transmedialización is an article written by Jan Baetens and Domingo Sánchez-Mesa for the journal Tropelias, No 28 (2017). Expanding on the theoretical and terminological framework on inter- and transmediality proposed by the authors in a previous Tropelias contribution (n.27), this essay - written in Spanish - explores in a both historical and narratological perspective the genre of the film photo novel or cineromanzo, a widely popular, but short-lived nowadays largely forgotten case of “narrated cinema” or “cinema in print” of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Adopting the visual language of the photo novel as w

How to Write a Photo Novel. Ennio Jacobelli’s Istruzioni pratiche per la realizzazione del fotoroman

“How to Write a Photo Novel. Ennio Jacobelli’s Istruzioni pratiche per la realizzazione del fotoromanzo (1956)” is a recently published article in the new number of the journal Autorship (Vol 6, No 1, (2017)). Written by Jan Baetens in collaboration with Carmen Van den Bergh and Bart Van Den Bossche from the Italian Literature research unit at KU Leuven, this article offers first a brief historical overview of the photo novel, which is much more than a comics with photographs. Key to a good understanding of the genre is the close connection with the world of women's weeklies and melodrama culture. In a second part, the article addresses the issue of authorship in photo novels and the tension

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Clarissa Colangelo

KU Leuven, Belgium

clarissa.colangelo@kuleuven.be

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ULiège, Belgium

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