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Game-Comics and Comic-Games – Against the Concept of Hybrids
The concept of hybridity in the humanities is usually a decidedly political, anti-essentialist one, highlighting (in the tradition of Bhabha 2004) the essentially hybrid nature of every individual and every culture. The notion of hybrids has, however, also found use in the characterization of cultural products that bear traits of more than one „conventionally considered distinct” media (Rajewsky
2005). Cultural products at the intersection of digital games and comic books sometimes show distinct traits of both media and have consequentially been conceptualized in the defi nitive work on the subject (Goodbrey 2017) as a hybrid form. In a continuation of previous work (Backe 2012), this article critiques the idea of hybridity in this context. Drawing on principles of knowledge organization and an overview of complex examples, the article posits that the intersection of digital games and comics is too incongruent to be approached as a coherent cultural phenomenon, necessitating instead a medium-specifi c analysis (Hayles 2004) of each instance without a priori categorization as a conceptual hybrid.
Bidragets oversatte titelGame-Comics and Comic-Games. Against the Concept of Hybrids
Sider (fra-til)71-92
StatusUdgivet - 2019


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