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Intertextual Encounters In American Fiction, Film, And Popular Culture

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Intertextual Encounters in Fiction 19
1 Intertextual Encounters with Horatio Alger, Jr., in The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million 24
2 "Robin's Country Cousins": Intertextual Encounters in Hawthorne, Faulkner, and O'Connor 39
3 The "Matter" of the Rosenbergs and Other Intertexts in Novels by E. L. Doctorow and Robert Coover 56
Pt. II Intertextual Encounters in Film 71
4 The Scarlet Letter on Film: Ninety Years of Intertextuality 75
5 Gendering Genre: Thelma & Louise as a Female Road Film 89
6 The Hollywood Picture: Barton Fink and The Player 105
Pt. III Intertextual Encounters in Popular Culture 122
7 "My Intertextual Valentine": Reading the Classic American Popular Song 127
8 Intertextual Animation: The Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons and Rocky and Bullwinkle 145
9 Intertextual TV Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller 159
Conclusion 174
Notes 181
Works Cited 196
Index 211
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