From the space of the frame to the space of the intimate: route of a child of the destape in Historias del barrio de Beltrán y Seguí

  • Thomas Faye CeReS - Université de Limoges
Keywords: Graphic novel, Semiotics, Contemporary Spain, Opening/closing space, Insularity, Intimacy boundaries

Abstract

The present contribution aims to approach the notions of spaces, places and boundaries, in various degrees: at first, from a structural point of view by evoking the narratively structuring value of the notion of space in the construction of the autobiography when the voice of the author builds itself on a topographic wandering; then, from a semiotic point of view by the examination of the contributions of the characteristic multimodality of the text/image and the characteristic of the iconotextual language of the graphic novel, capable of mixing two dimensions of the space: on the one hand, this autobiographical place, at the same time closed and open because it is island, and on the other hand, the complex place built by the arthrological route through the page, which conveys a subject playing with the notion of frame: that of the representation and that within which builds himself the individual.

Author Biography

Thomas Faye, CeReS - Université de Limoges
Thomas Faye is Senior Lecturer in Spanish Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Limoges and a member of the Centre de Recherches en Sémiotique (CeReS). He dedicates a part of his research to the semiotic dynamics of the iconotext but also to the link between this and the historical context in which it is published and / or of which it offers a representation (through the Spanish graphic novel and the Spanish press cartoon mainly).  In addition, he is interested in the theories of adaptation and rewriting and, in this context, in the implications of the translation process for the meaning (in intralingual translation, mainly) as well as in the constraint translation (on the graphic novel).
Published
2018-07-10
How to Cite
Faye, T. (2018). From the space of the frame to the space of the intimate: route of a child of the destape in Historias del barrio de Beltrán y Seguí. Between, 8(15). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/3196