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dc.contributor.authorKontturi, Katja
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T06:10:46Z
dc.date.available2017-04-07T06:10:46Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationKontturi, K. (2016). Science fiction parody in Don Rosa’s ”Attack of the Hideous Space-Varmints". <em>Fafnir : Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research</em>, 3 (4), 52-64. Retrieved from <a href="http://journal.finfar.org/articles/792.pdf">http://journal.finfar.org/articles/792.pdf</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73151
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/53516
dc.description.abstractThis article concentrates on the comic “Attack of the Hideous Space Varmints” (1997) by Disney artist Don Rosa. The comic deals with Earthlings who invade the territory of one-eyed aliens. The aim is to study Rosa’s comic from a parodic perspective: how Rosa uses science fiction tropes characteristic to the 1950s cinema and comics and ridicules them. My methods consist of close reading followed by formalist comic analysis. While doing so, I also utilize the concept of metalepsis. The analysis will be supported by theoretical works on science fiction and the postmodern view of parody. One important source is Kimmo Ahonen’s recent doctoral dissertation concerning invasion films that offers background material concerning the societal conditions and the era in the United States that Rosa utilizes in his comic – the 1950s. The article offers a new perspective on how funny animal comics as a narrative form can discuss the themes of invasion and “the Other”, and present them both in a parodic manner. The aim of the article is also to suggest that the whole subgenre of Disney comics should be more comprehensively introduced to the field of comics studies as a serious research topic.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherFINFAR Society
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFafnir : Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research
dc.relation.urihttp://journal.finfar.org/articles/792.pdf
dc.subject.otherDisney comics
dc.subject.otherDon Rosa
dc.subject.otherparody
dc.subject.otherpostmodernism
dc.subject.otherscience fantasy
dc.subject.otherscience fiction
dc.titleScience fiction parody in Don Rosa’s ”Attack of the Hideous Space-Varmints"
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201704041881
dc.contributor.laitosMusiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Music, Art and Culture Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineNykykulttuurin tutkimus
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-04-04T09:15:13Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange52-64
dc.relation.issn2342-2009
dc.relation.volume3
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Kontturi & FINFAR Society, 2016.
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