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Wink wink, nudge nudge? Visual indicators of communicative irony in comics

Dieter, Declercq (2016) Wink wink, nudge nudge? Visual indicators of communicative irony in comics. Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, . pp. 2-18. (KAR id:73069)

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Abstract

In this article, I set out to investigate how comics employ visuals in ironic communication. I aim to contribute to debates on the nature and success of visual irony indicators. I will argue that comics are a suitable medium for successful ironic communication, exactly because they “give images and text equal ontological priority” (Wartenberg, 2014, p. 101). This argument problematizes some aspects of the commonly accepted intuition that visual media are poorly equipped to convey communicative irony.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Dieter Declercq
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 10:39 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73069 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dieter, Declercq: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0422-694X
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