Author: Mario Saraceni
The Language of Comics
The Language of Comics:
- highly illustrated with large number of real comic strips
- provides a history of comics from the end of the nineteenth century to the present
- explores the ‘semiotics of comics’, from the interaction between the verbal and the visual and how texts interrelate to the way speech and thought are reported in narrative and point of view
- makes the case for comics as multi-modal texts and considers future developments in the genre
- is user friendly and accessible, and provides a full glossary.
The Routledge INTERTEXT series aims to develop readers’ understanding of how texts work. It does this by showing some of the designs and patterns in the language from which they are made, by placing texts within the contexts in which they occur, and by exploring relationships between them.
The series consists of a foundation text, Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills furnished by the core text.