Intermediality and Storytelling

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Marina Grishakova, Marie-Laure Ryan
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 359 pages
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The ‘narrative turn’ in the humanities, which expanded the study of narrative to various disciplines, has found a correlate in the ‘medial turn’ in narratology. Long restricted to language-based literary fiction, narratology has found new life in the recognition that storytelling can take place in a variety of media, and often combines signs belonging to different semiotic categories: visual, auditory, linguistic and perhaps even tactile. The essays gathered in this volume apply the newly gained awareness of the expressive power of media to particular texts, demonstrating the productivity of a medium-aware analysis. Through the examination of a wide variety of different media, ranging from widely studied, such as literature and film, to new, neglected, or non-standard ones, such as graphic novels, photography, television, musicals, computer games and advertising, they address some of the most fundamental questions raised by the medial turn in narratology: how can narrative meaning be created in media other than language; how do different types of signs collaborate with each other in so-called ‘multi-modal works’, and what new forms of narrativity are made possible by the emergence of digital media.

 

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Contents

Editors preface
1
Fiction Cognition and NonVerbal Media
8
Narrativity and Segmentivity or Poetry in the Gutter
27
William S Burroughs Alan Moore Art Spiegelman and the Medium of the Book
49
Prime Time Serials and the Mechanics of Memory
78
The Anxiety of Storytelling After 911
99
MultiProtagonist Films and Relationism
122
On Film Musicals and Narrative
147
Problems of Verbal and Visual Representation in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
183
Text and Talk in Online Communities
208
Games of Interpretation and a Graphophiliac God of War
232
On the Narrative Worlds of a Multimedia Promotional Campaign for a Public Service Television Channel
258
find your own words I have no more
285
Intermedial Metarepresentations
312
Backmatter
333
Copyright

Photo Narrative Sequential Photography Photonovels
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Marina Grishakova, University of Tartu, Estonia; Marie-Laure Ryan, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.

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