Journal article

Into the Third Space: Teaching and researching graphic narratives in a creative writing context

E MacFarlane, R Scott, B Caleo

Axon: Creative Explorations | University of Canberra Centre for Creative and Cultural Research | Published : 2018

Abstract

This collaborative paper offers three interleaved perspectives on how the medium of comics can change and refresh our perception of narrative making, reading and analysing. Our growing understanding of the unique relationship between space and time in comics, and the defamiliarising effect of visualising narrative conventions in comics, has enriched and altered the way we approach creative writing practice. Our common ground is the creative space of the Graphic Narratives classroom, a place where students and staff encounter images alongside words and experiment with the possibilities and limitations of each.