Fantasy fiction writer and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman blurs the border of reality through imaginative tales that transport us to strange and alluring lands. Yet embedded in the extraordinary are hints of the familiar. In what ways does Gaiman modernize old myths and narratives and to what end? How does internet culture influence his work? What other cultural texts, traditions, and conventions – both new and old – inform Gaiman’s short stories, novels, comics, graphic novels, and films? What does this generic heterogeneity signify and how can – and should – we classify these texts?
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