Studies in Intermediality

by Christian Emden (Volume editor) Gabriele Rippl (Volume editor)
©2010 Conference proceedings VIII, 274 Pages


The relationship between different media has emerged as one of the most important areas of research in contemporary cultural and literary studies. But how should we conceive of the relationship between texts and images today? Should we speak of collaboration, interaction or competition? What is the role of literary, historical and scientific texts in a culture dominated by the visual? What is the status of images as cultural artefacts? Are images forms of representation, do they simulate reality or do they intervene in the material world? And how do literature and cultural theory – themselves essentially textual discourses – react to the much-discussed visual turn within Western culture? Does the concept of ‘intermediality’ allow literary, historical and cultural scholars to envisage a more general theory of media? Addressing these questions from a programmatic point of view, the articles in this volume investigate the effects of different forms of representation in modern European and American literature, media and thought.


VIII, 274
ISBN (Softcover)
Literary Theory Theatre, Film and Television Studies media relationship between text and images English and American Language and Literature
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2010. VIII, 274 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Christian Emden (Volume editor) Gabriele Rippl (Volume editor)

Christian J. Emden is Associate Professor of German Studies at Rice University, USA. He is the author of Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body (2005), Walter Benjamins Archäologie der Moderne (2006), and Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History (2008). Gabriele Rippl is Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and the author of Lebenstexte: Literarische Selbststilisierungen englischer Frauen in der frühen Neuzeit (1998) and Beschreibungs-Kunst (2005).


Title: ImageScapes