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Authors

Xu LianFollow

Abstract

Following the tradition of narratology and comics studies,this article explores various ways of representing time in comics and displays the complexity and diversity of temporal representation in the grammar of comics. It focuses on spatialization, closure,order,speed,and innovation enabled by virtue of multimedia explorations. Spatialization strategies such as juxtaposition and collage are basic ways to represent time in comics,and closure of perception is also critical in understanding time. However, new forms like music comics and webcomics have significantly changed the structure of temporal representation.

Keywords

comics, time, narratology, closure, spatialization

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