Lorenzo Di Paola

Lorenzo Di Paola
Università degli Studi di Messina | UNIME · Dipartimento di Civiltà Antiche e Moderne

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Introduction
Lorenzo Di Paola is research fellow at the Department of Ancient and Modern Civilisations, University of Messina. He is adjunct professor of "Teorie e sociologie del fumetto dalla stampa al digitale " at the University of Salerno. He is part of the international research group on Italian comics SNIF - Studying 'n' Investigating Fumetti, and is a member of the "Centro Studi Media Culture Società" at the University of Salerno.

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Comics - born as a mass medium and then slowly transformed into a niche space in which to experiment and almost predict the media and anthropological forms of the future - is a rich field of investigation to better understand the logic of transmedia narrative and to outline a serious and effective proposal for a study that is truly transdisciplinar...
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Nel 1862 Flaubert pubblica Salammbô, un romanzo nato dalla necessità di fuggire dalle piccolezze borghesi, un’opera d’arte per l’arte in grado di segnare con forza l’immaginario dell’epoca. La rivolta dei mercenari di Cartagine dopo la prima guerra punica, diventa il pretesto per costruire un aerolite letterario in cui trovano rifugio caos, lussi,...
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Space and time in comics are inextricably linked (Kukkonen 2013). Since the beginning of this medium, cartoonist have filled the extent of the page with details and complex structures to capture, cage and represent the flow of time for narrative purposes (Barbieri 1991 e 2010, Frezza 1999). On the comic page composed by the author, we often walk th...
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Since its appearance, in US newspapers to today, comics have travelled through eras, societies and formats, constantly adapting to changes in the media landscape and managing to embody in their narrative devices the great social traumas derived from the innumerable turning points that humanity is forced to get through. The digital revolution could...
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La forza dell’immaginario nato dalla Divina Commedia ha attraversato secoli e media dando vita a una vasta ed eterogenea selva di prodotti figli dell’eredità dantesca. Il fumetto italiano si è confrontato più volte con il poema “sacro”, ma l’unica trasposizione integrale dell’opera è Dante. La Divina Commedia a fumetti di Marcello Toninelli. Questa...
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The social, political, cultural and technological changes that shock the world in the 19th century; also renew the traditional forms of representation of the old regimes and power. This is the melting pot in which science fiction was born, increasing – and being increased by in turn – the fears the bourgeois society feels because of the technologic...
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Jean Giraud is a cartoonist who is capable of daring metamorphosis and of mastering seemingly irreconcilable universes and narrative techniques. In 1963, with the nom de plume ‘Gir’, he creates a western series, Blueberry, which soon becomes a classic. It is a series that renovates some conventions of its genre, based on a realistic very neat and d...

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