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Perspective Games

Cham's Heritage and Legacy

Philippe Willems

This article draws attention to the transition in print culture that took place between the 1830s and the 1850s, allowing for a new flexibility in format and new relations between word and image. Within this wider context, Cham was an innovator who adapted literary techniques such as mise en abyme, oxymoron and synecdoche to visual storytelling. The article focuses on links between Cham's work and Tristram Shandy: I show how Cham introduces Sterne's reflexivity into his comic strips, using unorthodox framing and inserting blind panels as a deliberate interference in transmission, impeding the reader's privileged point of view. Cham deploys a number of parodic devices to demystify canonical texts: for example, in an incursion across diegetic boundaries, he kills off characters from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables with a few well-aimed swipes from a vast pen.

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Mise en abyme

Laurence Grove, Anne Magnussen, and Ann Miller

This edition of European Comic Art was not planned as a themed issue, but during the editing process, we noted that all four articles may be regarded as offering variations on mise en abyme , the use of an image within an image or text within a

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

thus allow them to participate in the performance) and self-nesting footage of the majlis . The latter is a particularly new and curious tool that ritual organizers employ to produce a digital and visual mise en abyme . The digital intervention itself

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Hope Chest

Demythologizing Girlhood in Kate Bernheimer’s Trilogy

Catriona McAra

adults can recreate that delicious somatic childhood chill” (2007: 11). The self-reflexive gesture of the sisters’ reading of fairy tales is also a form of mise-en-abyme or nested narratives ( Harries 2001 ; Stewart [1984]1993 ) evoking Scheherazade

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The Bunker and the Desert

On the Motif of the Cube-panel in Inside Mœbius

Renaud Chavanne

mise en abyme of the panel in which the text appears. The Mœbius character saying these words appears in an image being read by another, younger Mœbius character. 14 Giraud elaborates on his family situation in Jean Giraud, Mœbius/Giraud: Histoire

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Transitions Within Queer North African Cinema

Nouri Bouzid, Abdellah Taïa, and the Transnational Tourist

Walter S. Temple

-taking apparatus—and is a sort of mise en abyme . For Robert Lang, the medina is also a space “that is represented as a body to be discovered—penetrated, photographed, and investigated” (2008: 37). This labyrinthine space easily recalls the “playgrounds” that

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Sade for Sade's Sake

Inside Paul Chan's Transmedial Laboratory

Olivier Delers

mise en abyme of the intermedial process. It serves as a constant reminder for the viewer to consider images not only for what they are in themselves, but also for what they add to an existing corpus, while at the same time highlighting the fact that

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Rory Loughnane

reading on Q2/F's ‘who kild the first’, makes Q1 ‘more explicit in the accusation of the Queen’. 42 Dumb shows and mise en abyme Critics have expended much effort on the question of why the dumb show is included at all, noting (often exasperatedly

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Black October

Comics, Memory, and Cultural Representations of 17 October 1961

Claire Gorrara

early pages of the comic, Mohand/Vincent witnesses two plain-clothed policemen kill an Algerian character, Omar, under a railway bridge. This sequence acts as a mise en abyme for the violence to come. It is also beneath a railway bridge that Khelloudja

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Instrumentalising Media Memories

The Second World War According to Achtung Zelig! (2004)

Maaheen Ahmed

creating a mise en abyme of cuteness, calls for protection. Other toys are spread across the living room carpet, and an alert house cat monopolises the sofa. So far, the room is a typical, happy family living room. The sense of comfortable normality and