This book argues that narrative literature very often, if not always, include significant amounts of what appears to be extra-literary material – in form and in content – and that we too often ignore this dimension of literature.
It offers an up to date overview and discussion of intermedial theory, and it facilitates a much-needed dialogue between the burgeoning field of intermedial studies on the one side and the already well-developed methods of literary analysis on the other. The book aims at working these two fields together into a productive working method. It makes evident, in a methodologically succinct way, the necessity of approaching literature with an intermedial terminology by way of a relatively simple but never the less productive three-step analytic method. In four in-depth case studies of Anglophone texts ranging from Nabokov, Chandler and Tobias Wolff to Jennifer Egan, it demonstrates that medialities matter.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.- 1. Introduction.- 2. What is Mediality, and (How) does it Matter? Theoretical Terms and Methodology.-
3. Speak, Memory? Vladimir Nabokov, “Spring in Fialta”.- 4. “This beats tapes, doesn’t it?” – Women, cathedrals, and other medialities in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”.- 5. “Great script, eh?” – Medialities, metafiction and non-meaning in Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet in the brain”.- 6. Between punk and PowerPoint: Authenticity versus medialities in Jennifer Egan’s A visit from the goon squad.- 7. Afterthoughts.- Bibliography.- Index.-