Peculiar integrations: Adaptations, experimentations and authorships in The Long Weekend in Alice Springs

Scott, R 2018, 'Peculiar integrations: Adaptations, experimentations and authorships in The Long Weekend in Alice Springs', TEXT Journal, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 1.


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Title Peculiar integrations: Adaptations, experimentations and authorships in The Long Weekend in Alice Springs
Author(s) Scott, R
Year 2018
Journal name TEXT Journal
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 1
Publisher Australian Association of Writing Programs
Abstract This paper investigates approaches to authorship in The Long Weekend in Alice Springs (2013), a graphic adaptation by the Australian artist Joshua Santospirito of a psychoanalytic essay by Craig San Roque (2004). Because the subject of both essay and adapted text is the ability of stories to have lasting effects over time in a space of crisis, this unusual adaptation establishes itself as an unusual site of authorship, whereby multiple authorships create a complicated authority, and stories themselves are shown to be significant. Through its variable positioning of the different roles undertaken by the author, the adaptation struggles with the ongoing challenge of appropriating Indigenous storytelling and suggests a possible way to discuss these stories from the outside. Through analysing paratextual materials and the work itself, this paper shows how nonfiction comics can both convey stories and separate themselves from stories through destabilising notions of creation and authorship.
Subject Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Keyword(s) Comics
adaptations
Indigenous storytelling
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