Transforming Anthony Trollope

Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image

Simon Grennan (Editor), Laurence Grove (Editor),

Series: Studies in European Comics and Graphic Novels 4

Category: Literature, Media and Visual Culture

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462700413

Publication date: August 13, 2015

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Number of pages: 264

Size: 230 x 170 x mm

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200 years of Anthony Trollope This volume is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays in the fields of nineteenth-century history, adaptation, word/image and Victorianism. Featuring new writing by some of the most influential, respected and radical scholars in these fields, Transforming Anthony Trollope constitutes both a close companion to Simon Grennan’s 2015 graphic novel Dispossession – an adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s 1879 novel John Caldigate – and a forward-looking, stand-alone addition to current debates on the cultural uses of history and the theorisation of remediation, illustration and narrative drawing.

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Simon Grennan and Laurence Grove

Part 1: Dispossession: Simon Grennan’s graphic adaptation of Trollope’s John Caldigate

Jan Baetens
Adapting and displaying multiple temporalities: what became of Trollope’s John Caldigate and Maupassant’s Boule de Suif in Simon Grennan’s Dispossession and Dino Battaglia’s Contes et nouvelles de guerre?
John Miers in conversation with Simon Grennan
Dispossession: time, motion and depictive regimes
Hugo Frey
The tactic for illusion in Simon Grennan’s Dispossession

Part 2: Nineteenth-century visualisations

Frederik Van Dam
Allegorical landscapes: the psychology of seeing in Anthony Trollope’s later novels
David Skilton
Complex meanings in illustrated literature, 1860-1880
Roger Sabin
Comics versus books: the new criticism at the ‘fin de siècle’
Barbara Postema
The visual culture of comics in the last half of the nineteenth century: comics without words

Part 3: Using the Victorians: appropriation, adaptation and historiography

Marie-Luise Kohlke
“Abominable pictures”: neo-Victorianism and the tyranny of the sexual taboo
Ian Hague
Drawing “the apprenticeship of a man of letters”: adapting Remembrance of Things Past for ‘bande dessinée’
Aarnoud Rommens
Allegories of graphiation: Alberto Breccia’s counter-censorial versions of E. A. Poe’s Valdemar
Peter Wilkins
An incomplete project: graphic adaptations of Moby-Dick and the ethics of response

Gallery with colour figures

Simon Grennan

Simon Grennan is Research Fellow in Fine Art at the University of Chester and member of the international artists' team Grennan & Sperandio. -

Laurence Grove

Laurence Grove is Professor of French and Text/Image Studies at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Stirling Maxwell Centre for the Study of Text/Image Cultures at the same university.

The other 2015 book on Trollope to be drawn to our attention is Simon Grennan and Laurence Grove’s edited collection, 'Transforming Anthony Trollope: Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image', consisting of cross-disciplinary essays providing a companion to Grennan’s graphic novel. [...] challenging, well-produced collection of essays.
The Year's Work in English Studies, Volume 96, Issue 1, 1 September 2017, Pages 703–915,

The Year's Work in English Studies,

This compelling volume will engage readers from a range of disciplinary fields, particularly nineteenth-century literary studies, adaptation studies, and theories of the graphic novel and comics.Michelle Keown, Review 19, April 2018

Review 19

'Transforming Anthony Trollope' is an intellectually stimulating book of essays that deals with very diverse topics. This diversity is a potential weakness, because of a lack of thematic focus. But this is compensated by the richness of what the editors have collected. The collection shows that research on the crossroads of cultural historical mentalities studies and visual culture studies can be very fruitful.Olivier Rieter, Barbarus, April 10, 2019

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