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dc.contributor.advisorFlores, Leonardo
dc.contributor.authorRomaguera, Gabriel E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-14T19:44:31Z
dc.date.available2018-09-14T19:44:31Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/883
dc.description.abstractThis thesis details the results of a qualitative and quantitative study of webcomics in accordance to their method of publication. This sequential digital microserialized graphic narrative is analyzed through the literary theories of narratology, textual criticism, media specific analysis, and comics studies. Special attention is placed as to how these forms of serial fiction maintain narrative continuity throughout the entirety of their installments. Results include an in depth analysis as to how the narratives made by webcomic cartoonists change over time in a process called Cerebus Syndrome. A brief history of serialized narratives is provided to familiarize readers with this method of publication and to contextualize the study of webcomics within the tradition of serialization and the serial reading experience. Narrative strategies and textual elements of webcomics are discussed in general and specifically within Rich Burlew's Order of the Stick. This thesis also provided pedagogical applications of webcomics within the language and/or literature classroom.
dc.description.abstractEsta tesis demuestra los resultados de un estudio cualitativo y cuantitativo sobre los cómics por internet (―webcomics‖) de acuerdo a su método de publicación. Estas narrativas ilustradas, secuenciales, digitales y microserializadas son analizadas por las teorías literarias de la narratología, crítica textual, análisis específico del medio y estudios de cómics. Se enfoca en cómo estos trabajos de ficción serializada mantienen su continuidad narrativa a través de todos sus episodios. Los resultados incluyen un análisis sobre como las narrativas de estos autores cambian mientras más tiempo pasa, en un proceso llamado Síndrome de Cerebus. Se provee una breve historia sobre las narrativas serializadas con el fin de familiarizar a los lectores con este método de publicación y con el objetive de contextualizar este estudio de ―webcomics‖ con la tradición de la serialización y la experiencia de la lectura serializada. Estrategias narrativas y elementos textuales de los ―webcomics‖ son estudiadas de forma general y específicamente en la obra de Rich Burlew, Order of the Stick. Esta tesis también provee posibles aplicaciones pedagógicas para el salón de clases de literatura.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCartoonists-fictionen_US
dc.subjectWebcomicsen_US
dc.subjectGraphic narratives-publishingen_US
dc.subjectComics studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWebcomicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNarration (Rhetoric)en_US
dc.subject.lcshComic books, strips, etc.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGraphic novelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBurlew, Rich -- Comic books, strips, etcen_US
dc.subject.lcshBurlew, Rich -- Order of the Sticken_US
dc.titlePiecing the parts: An analysis of narrative strategies and textual elements in microserialized webcomicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2010 Gabriel E. Romaguera Rodriguezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeLeonard, Mary
dc.contributor.committeeLamore, Eric
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin
dc.contributor.representativeMorales, Alfredo
thesis.degree.levelM.A.E.E.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2010en_US


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