M. Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a Graphic Novel
36 years after Margaret Atwood’s „original“ text, but 176 years before professor James Darcy Pieixoto’s (fictive) keynote address, Renée Nault’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale as a graphic novel came out. After many years of bad press among cultural gatekeepers, comics, and especially graphic novel, is not automatically dismissed as popular, inferior, illiterate, … anymore. Hence, most people are nowadays ready to welcome the comics adaptation of a literary masterpiece. If an adaptation means to transfer the content and the form to another media, that is, within new constraints, how does Nault’s adaptation offer a new life to Offred’s tale?
Organisation, Konzeption, Moderation: Bettina Egger
Foto: Chris Reyns-Chikuma