Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-nation

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Sarah Säckel, Walter Göbel, Noha Hamdy
Rodopi, 2009 - History - 276 pages
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Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation aims at opening up scholarly debates on the contemporary challenges of intertextuality in its various intersections with postcolonial and visual culture studies. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which intertextuality can be (re)viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (as specified e.g. by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and/or postcolonial form a recurrent subtext. The volume's combination of theoretical discussions and case studies, which predominantly deal with 'English classics' and their rewritings, film adaptations and/or rereadings, will mainly attract graduate students and scholars working on contemporary literary theory, visual culture and postcolonial literatures.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Theorising Textual and Visual Encounters
13
Old Debates in New Contexts
15
The Book and the Film as Namesakes
31
Migrating Images and Communal Experience
51
Textual Encounters
67
Intertextuality and Polyphony in JM Coetzees Dusklands 1974 and Matthew Kneales English Passengers 2000
69
Azar Nafisis Portable Worlds
87
Whats in a Wodehouse? Non Subversive Shakespearean Intertextualities in PG Wodehouses Jeeves and Wooster Novels
137
Christine BrookeRoses Thru
155
Kazuo Ishiguros Japan
175
Transatlantic Transmissions in Popular Culture
191
Fish and Chips with Marshmallows? Possibilities and Limitations of TransCultural Intermediality
209
Shakespeare in Bollywood? Vishal Bhardwajs Omkara
223
Reading Cultural and Ideological Paradigms in the Hollywood and Egyptian Movie Adaptations of Tolstoys Anna Karenina
239
911 Between Spectacle and Narrative
247

Washington Irvings Rip van Winkle A Postcolonial Reading or In Search of a Usable Past
103
Three Rewritings of Great Expectations
119
Long Live the New Flesh? David Cronenbergs Videodrome and the Limits of Ovidian Metamorphosis
263
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