The travelogue, from iconotextuel hybridization to over-hybridization

Hybridization and intermediality diary of intermédia reporting  : the travelogue, from iconotextuel hybridization to over-hybridization

Sticking to “work hybrid” iconography refers to “the art Métis” and gives birth to shapes margins such as “travel diary” that are the crucible of intermediality: between comics, photograph album and documentary-diary filmed between graphic novel and anime adaptation, yet evoking the travelogue. Intermediality gender (out of paper) promotes the process of hypertext linked to the transposition or the resumption of another kind. To what extent the travelogue would it be a kind intermedia? This reflection derives the definition of gender intermedia and processes at work. The hybridization artialité or art is at the origin of the process of intermediality?

The birth of an artistic genre, from collages and collision between the arts, is the first step, then, after the recognition of the genre, its diffusion would take place in the media in a media phenomenon of confusion. Also the travelogue would it multimedia, inter-iconic hybrid as “the album of images” is part of cinematic storytelling, hypertext of the transposition. The hybridity of the album “Diary” has in common with the story chart, and storyboard artist book.The travel is both a “mosaic work” and “hybrid work” that tends to the combination of media images and artistic images. The travel book, in its recent developments, would form a “digital mosaic”, nourished by the aesthetics of globalization and mixing artistic, cultural or media and intermediality. [1] Forms of hybridization, we give examples were born: in short combinations between comics, book travel, photography, reportage album, “filmed diary,” graphic novel, adventure novel, anime adaptation.

The combination of media images and artistic images of some travelogues, blogs or websites, perhaps inspired collaboration between a journalist, a photojournalist and a designer at the origin of hybrid albums like ” Iraq, year zero “Arnaud de La Grange, Bertrand and Thomas Goisque Miollis or as” photographer “Guibert, Lefevre and Mercier album complemented by a DVD-document a project manager for MSF made France 3 . And the travelogue video entitled “Pocket Japan” Kraftfeld [2] reports twenty-one days in Japan that combines video and excerpts from news images or manga, either “incoporations filmic” [3] by Nathalie Roelens distinguishes four types: “cinema and photography”, “” cinema and drawing “,” cinema and writing “and” cinema and painting. ” The travel video online combines incorporations. Also intermediality, and multimediality hypermédialité seem inseparable and thus open the mosaic work.

The edition of the Diary, which took years of editorial standardization, seem to follow the same spirit in the quest for gender hybridity, underpinned by a marketing impact tends to distribute in any medium or media combined Type “book-CD-DVD”. And the type is exported to other media and is expanding to other genres in a notion of intermediality and blending of images. The album as comics wonder intermediality: University Summer CNBDI does she not the comic cross-media, cross-media, global media: the album unique to multiple screens [4] Children’s literature to the stage as on the screen [5]? A roundtable Biennial Book Travel Clermont-Ferrand is thinking similar to “The travel multimedia, intermedia and transmedia” [6]. The writing on the screen, it seems generic mutate and change media [7].


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[1] Research conducted by Ernst Jürgen Müller in the research center intermediality Montreal, CRI:

See research by Thierry Lancien, CIS Professor at the University of Bordeaux III (GRESIC-MICA)


[3] Incorporaions cinematic. Nathalie Roelens. The heterogeneity in the visual, Volume 3: Intermediality visual, dir. Sémir Badir, Nathalie Roelens, PULIM, 2008, p. 71-87.

[4] From July 5 to 7, 2010 in Angouleme

[5] From June 30 to July 1, 2010 in Charleville-Mezieres:

[6] From 19 to 21 November 2010:

[7] written on the screen, popular literature: generic mutations, mutations media. Jacques Migozzi (Dir.). Limoges: PULIM, 2000 (literature margin).Proceedings of the conference organized in 1998 by the Centre of popular literature from the University of Limoges associated with the Centre for Research in Quebec literature.

Pascale Argod

Enseignante PRCE à l'université de Bordeaux (INSPE d'Aquitaine) et chercheuse au sein de l'équipe du MICA (2246 - Médiation, information, communication, art) de l'université de Bordeaux Montaigne, requalifiée en SIC (2010 - 2024 par le Conseil national des universités), Docteur en sciences de l'information et de la communication.

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