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This article has been published in: Ocula 22, Be cool. How a Cultural Icon is Born

author: Andrea Bellavita (Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (IT))

Character, Myth, Icon. A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Penny Dreadfu

language: italian

publication date: April 2020

abstract: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Penny Dreadful represent two cases of meta-finctional ucronia: the characters, belonging to a previous fictional tradition (the Victorian novel), become the protagonists of a new narrative, which follows developments and alternative settings to the original one. In the incorporation of the starting characters, which is elevated to the status of low intensity myth (Peppino Ortoleva) or cultural meme (Linda Hutcheon), and in the forms of the target text transformation, one of the possible outlines ways of generating contemporary cultural icons, through some intertextual processes: de-temporalization, re-circumstantiality, reversal of some ideological systems, hybridization and playful treatment.

keywords: icona culturale, cultural icon, interstestualità, fiction seriale, adattamento, mito, meme culturale, intertextuality, serial fiction, adaptation, myth, cultural meme,

OCULA-22-BELLAVITA-Personaggio-mito-icona.pdf ➞ PDF [423Kb]

DOI: 10.12977/ocula2020-15

citation information: Andrea Bellavita, Personaggio, mito, icona. A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen e Penny Dreadful, "Ocula", vol.21, n.22, pp.180-198, April 2020. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2020-15


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