Travels in Intermediality: ReBlurring the Boundaries by Bernd HerzogenrathTravels in Intermediality: ReBlurring the Boundaries by Bernd Herzogenrath

Travels in Intermediality: ReBlurring the Boundaries

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How do fiction, film, music, the Internet, and plastic, performative, and fine arts negotiate their shapes, formats, and contents in our contemporary world? More important, how does their interaction shape their techniques of representation, strategies of communication, and forms of reception? In the light of these ongoing interactive (and intermedial) processes, the fields of cultural studies and American studies are challenged to restructure and reorganize themselves.

Less interested in the mere fact of traditional art forms meeting new media such as film, video, and digital arts, this collection concentrates on the ways in which the fundamental theoretical constructs of the media have forever changed. This book offers the latest in global intermedial studies, including discussions of digital photography, comics and graphic novels, performance art, techno, hypertext, and video games.

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BERND HERZOGENRATH is a professor of American studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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Title:Travels in Intermediality: ReBlurring the BoundariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9.23 × 6.12 × 0.67 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Dartmouth College PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Travels in Intermedia[lity]: An Introduction – Bernd Herzogenrath
Four Models of Intermediality – Jens Schröter
Intermediality in Media Philosophy – Katerina Krtilova
Realism and the Digital Image – W. J. T. Mitchell
Mother’s Little Nightmare: Photographic and Monstrous Genealogies in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man – Lars Nowak
Laughs: The Misappropriated Jewels, or A Close Shave for the Prima Donna – Michel Serres
Words and Images in the Contemporary American Graphic Novel – Jan Baetens
Music for the Jilted Generation: Techno and | as Intermediality – Bernd Herzogenrath
Genuine Thought Is Inter(medial) – Julia Meier
Theater and Music: Intermedial Negotiations – Ivana Brozi
The Novel as Hypertext: Mapping Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day – Brian W. Chanen
Delightful Vistas: Revisiting the Hypertext Garden – Mark Bernstein
Playing Research: Methodological Approaches to Game Analysis – Espen Aarseth
The Nonessentialist Essentialist Guide to Games – Erik Champion
“Turn your Radio on”: Intermediality in the Computer Game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – Gunter Süss
Television as Network—Network as Television: Experiments in Content and Community – Ben Sassen
Social Media and the Future of Political Narrative – Jay David Bolter
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“Travels in Intermedial[ity] crosses over a diverse and theoretically-nuanced range of contemporary media practices and European and American media philosophies. As significant, the book—the mixed, rigorously tangled whole of it—enacts a version of the liminalities that its authors address: at the intersections of these sophisticated and varied chapters the reader will discern evidence of an arch-intermediality, from which (as Herzogenrath proposes), modern media studies has been extracted.” - Terry Harpold, author of Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path