Media Borders, Multimodality and Intermediality

Media Borders, Multimodality and Intermediality

by L. Elleström (Editor)


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A groundbreaking collection of essays looking at the concepts of 'intermediality' and 'multimodality' - the relationship between various forms of art and new media -and including case studies ranging from music, film and architecture to medieval ballads, biopoetry and Lettrism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230238602
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/12/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JØRGEN BRUHN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, Växjö University, Sweden
SIGLIND BRUHN is a researcher at the University of Michigan's Institute for the Humanities, USA, and the Sorbonne's Institute for the Aesthetics of Contemporary Arts, France
CLAUS CLÜVER is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Indiana University, USA
AXEL ENGLUND is a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Literature at Stockholm University, Sweden
HAJNAL KIRÁLY is a freelance film critic, presently translator at the Cardiff, UK, office of Thomson Reuters news agency
SIGURD KVÆRNDRUP is a researcher at the University of Växjö, Sweden
CHRISTINA LJUNGBERG is Adjunct Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Zurich, Switserland
JÜRGEN E. MÜLLER is Professor and Chair of the Media Department at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
ÁGNES PETH? is Associate Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, and the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
IRINA O. RAJEWSKY is Associate Professor of Italian and French Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
VALERIE ROBILLARD is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
HÅKAN SANDGREN is Senior Lecturer in Swedish and Comparative Literature at Kristianstad University College, Sweden
KATALIN SÁNDOR is Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Letters of Babe? Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
REGINA SCHOBER is a Doctoral Candidate in American Studies at Leibniz University, Hanover, Germany
SAMI SJÖBERG is a researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

Acknowledgements viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Introduction Lars Elleström 1

PartI Media, Modalities and Modes

1 The Modalities of Media: A Model for Understanding Intermedial Relations Lars Elleström 11

Part II Media Borders of Qualified Media

2 Border Talks: The Problematic Status of Media Borders in the Current Debate about Intermediality Irina O. Rajewsky 51

3 Intermedial Topography and Metaphorical Interaction Axel England 69

4 Intermedial Strategies in Multimedia Art Christina Ljungberg 81

Part III Combinations and Integrations of Media

5 ‘Media’ before ‘Media’ were Invented: The Medieval Ballad and the Romanesque Church Sigurd Kvœrndrup 99

6 The Intermediality of Field Guides: Notes Towards a Theory Håkan Sandgren 111

7 Media on the Edge of Nothingness: Visual Apostrophes in Lettrism Sami Sjöberg 124

Part IV Mediations and Transformations of Media

8 Penrose, ‘Seeing is Believing’: Intentionality, Mediation and Comprehension in the Arts Siglind Bruhn 137

9 Beyond Definition: A Pragmatic Approach to Intermediality Valerie Robillard 150

10 Translating Sounds: Intermedial Exchanges in Amy Lowell's ‘Stravinsky's Three Pieces “Grotesques”, for String Quartet’ Regina Schober 163

11 ‘Transgenic Art’: The Biopoetry of Eduardo Kac Claus Clüver 175

12 Photo/graphic Traces in Dubravka Ugrešić's The Museum of Unconditional Surrender Katalin Sándor 187

13 The Dance of Intermediality: Attempt at a Semiotic Approach of Medium Specificity and Intermediality in Film Hajnal Király 199

14 Media in the Cinematic Imagination: Ekphrasis and the Poetics of the In-Between in Jean-Luc Godard's Cinema Ágnes Peth$$ 211

Part V The Borders of Media Borders

15 Heteromediality Jørgen Bruhn 225

16 Intermediality Revisited: Some Reflections about Basic Principles of this Axe de pertinence Jürgen E. Müller 237

Index 253

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