Subverting the Sublime: Romantic Ideology in the Comics of Grant Morrison

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    Abstract

    "Sub/versions" draws together recent work analysing texts that exist in a complicated relationship to issues of "high" and "low" culture. An important aspect of this debate is the manner in which the critical reception of "original" versions can act to resist the validity of new or re-imagined adaptations. Equally important is the reception of works that are self-consciously intertextual, or exist in various forms and different media. The research represented here examines these issues, exploring the changes that are made between versions and the ways in which these transformations might subvert the original text. The approach of this collection is therefore fundamentally interdisciplinary, drawing on a range of topics related to subversion and "sub/versions", including translation, parody, satire, metafiction, performance, allegory, and genre.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSub/versions
    Subtitle of host publicationCultural Status, Genre and Critique
    EditorsPauline MacPherson, Christopher Murray, Gordon Spark, Kevin Corstorphine
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Pages34-51
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9781847183729, 1847183727
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Literary theory

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    Murray, C. (2008). Subverting the Sublime: Romantic Ideology in the Comics of Grant Morrison. In P. MacPherson, C. Murray, G. Spark, & K. Corstorphine (Eds.), Sub/versions: Cultural Status, Genre and Critique (pp. 34-51). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.