Research Paper

Remediation in the Era of Hybridization. The Example of the Film Photo Novel

This article deals with the short-lived genre of the film photonovel, that is, the adaptation of a movie in photo novel format. It studies some aspects of the genre’s history, form, and poetics, and uses this particular corpus to raise some general questions on the concept as well as the practice of remediation. More specifically, it defends the idea that remediation can not only be studied in terms of “supersession,” on the one hand, and that all formal analyses of the phenomenon should be complemented by historical and contextual aspects, on the other hand.

Author Jan Baetens
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