Jan Baetens, Hugo Frey, and Fabrice Leroy (dir.), Intermediality in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels, University of Louisiana Press, 2022.
This collection of essays is devoted to the study of intermediality in French-language comics and graphic novels. It explores the relations or interconnections between the modalities of expression and representation used in bande dessinée and that of other media. This book provides a theoretical reflection on the notion of intermediality in comics, as well as thirteen chapters studying comics that transgress established boundaries between media, create a dialogue between their respective devices, or combine various vehicles or platforms of representation. These individual analyses discuss mixed-media uses of comic art and film, literature, reportage, painting, photography, religious iconography, history, memory studies, video games, and music. All chapters primarily focus on French-language works, although some comparative essays partially discuss graphic works in other languages.
Essays by Maaheen Ahmed, Renée Altergott, Jan Baetens, Livio Belloï, Michelle Bumatay, Erwin Dejasse, Hugo Frey, Maxence Leconte, Fabrice Leroy, Mark McKinney, Ana Oancea, Tamara Tasevska, Fred Truyen, and Charlotte F. Werbe.