Research Project Title

Conventions, Affordances, and Lessons of Visual Narratives

Session Type

Traditional Paper Presentation

Research Project Abstract

In a round table discussion, five panelists analyze the creation, conventions, affordances, and lessons of visual narratives, focusing on comics, graphic novels, “the Funnies,” and film. Presenting for roughly ten minutes each, the panelists will consider the development and present-day position of comedy comics, examine peripheral vision’s role in building tension and reader expectations, approach traditional prose novels as visual narratives, explore transmedia and the translation hierarchy of visual narrative genres, and adapt comics theory and conventions to sonic narratives.

Session Number

RS9

Location

Weyerhaeuser 304

Abstract Number

RS9-b

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Apr 28th, 11:00 AM Apr 28th, 12:30 PM

Conventions, Affordances, and Lessons of Visual Narratives

Weyerhaeuser 304

In a round table discussion, five panelists analyze the creation, conventions, affordances, and lessons of visual narratives, focusing on comics, graphic novels, “the Funnies,” and film. Presenting for roughly ten minutes each, the panelists will consider the development and present-day position of comedy comics, examine peripheral vision’s role in building tension and reader expectations, approach traditional prose novels as visual narratives, explore transmedia and the translation hierarchy of visual narrative genres, and adapt comics theory and conventions to sonic narratives.