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David Bowie's Influence on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7042-3576
2017 (English)In: Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, ISSN 1560-5892, E-ISSN 2048-0792, Vol. 7, 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the influence of David Bowie's work in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, a manga known for its wealth of references to western popular culture. It is argued that David Bowie's cultural reception can be attested via the presence of three narrative themes featuring in this manga series. The first theme is the exploration of diverse genres and an innovative, genre-defying attitude. The second theme is the use of avant-garde, flamboyant and gender-ambiguous aesthetics for its fictional characters. The third theme is a self-reflexive approach to the creation of fictional characters, intended as an awareness of the temporary, transient nature of their role as reluctant heroes in their own stories.

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Open Library Humanities , 2017. Vol. 7, 1
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Celebrity, David Bowie, Intertextuality, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Manga
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General Literature Studies Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35406DOI: 10.16995/cg.95ISI: 000396543800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35406DiVA: diva2:1090359
Available from: 2017-04-24 Created: 2017-04-24 Last updated: 2017-05-03Bibliographically approved

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