An Anti-hero with a Thousand Faces. The Migration of a Narrative Device from Literature to Tv Series

Andrea Bernardelli

Abstract


My essay intends to explore the definition of the anti-hero and the narrative function of this figure. The concept of anti-hero clearly has a central role as a tool of both narrative structures and genres. Starting from the typology of the anti-hero and some literary examples I will analyse the many adaptations of this narrative device into different forms of expression like theatre, literature and cinema, and in particular, TV series.


Keywords


Antihero; narrative genre; anti-novel; tv series; intermediality

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