Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies, vol. V, n.º 2 (Summer 2017), pp. 383-403, ISSN: 2255-4505

FICTIONAL METABIOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHICAL MOTIFS IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL LAS MENINAS

Agustín Corti

agustin.corti@sbg.ac.at


Abstract

The present paper analyses the genre of the graphic novel Las meninas (García y Olivares 2014) and the use of motives of the artists’ biography. I argue that this graphic narrative is a fictional metabiography that constructs the main character in the margins of the factual discourse of biography and the fictional discourse of the novel. As such it poses the question of the limits of biography from the point of view of a fictional graphic narrative. Nevertheless, it doesn´t abandon the model of the traditional referential artists’ biography, but uses some of its themes and takes advantage of them in a metanarrative to post narratological questions about the status of the work of art and the narrative possibilities of the graphic novel


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Keywords

Graphic Novel; (Meta-) Biography; Genre; Fiction; Referentiality

Reception Date

09.09.2016

Definitive Acceptance Date

05.19.2017

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