Intertextual Encounters In American Fiction, Film, And Popular Culture

Intertextual Encounters In American Fiction, Film, And Popular Culture

by Michael Dunne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879728485

ISBN-13: 9780879728489

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Intertextual encounters occur whenever an author or the author’s text recognizes, references, alludes to, imitates, parodies, or otherwise elicits an audience member’s familiarity with other texts. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West use the fiction of Horatio Alger, Jr., as an intertext in their novels, The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million<

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Intertextual encounters occur whenever an author or the author’s text recognizes, references, alludes to, imitates, parodies, or otherwise elicits an audience member’s familiarity with other texts. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West use the fiction of Horatio Alger, Jr., as an intertext in their novels, The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million. Callie Khouri and Ridley Scott use the buddy-road-picture genre as an intertext for their Thelma and Louise. In all these cases, intertextual encounters take place between artists, between texts, between texts and audiences, between artists and audiences. Michael Dunne investigates works from the 1830s to the 1990s and from the canonical American novel to Bugs Bunny and Jerry Seinfeld.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879728489
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IIntertextual Encounters in Fiction19
1Intertextual Encounters with Horatio Alger, Jr., in The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million24
2"Robin's Country Cousins": Intertextual Encounters in Hawthorne, Faulkner, and O'Connor39
3The "Matter" of the Rosenbergs and Other Intertexts in Novels by E. L. Doctorow and Robert Coover56
Pt. IIIntertextual Encounters in Film71
4The Scarlet Letter on Film: Ninety Years of Intertextuality75
5Gendering Genre: Thelma & Louise as a Female Road Film89
6The Hollywood Picture: Barton Fink and The Player105
Pt. IIIIntertextual Encounters in Popular Culture122
7"My Intertextual Valentine": Reading the Classic American Popular Song127
8Intertextual Animation: The Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons and Rocky and Bullwinkle145
9Intertextual TV Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller159
Conclusion174
Notes181
Works Cited196
Index211

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