Jens Arvidson, Mikael Askander, Jørgen Bruhn, Heidrun Führer (red.)
Changing Borders. Contemporary Positions in Intermediality
Intermedia Studies Press 1
2007 | 436 s. | engelska

ISBN: 978-91-976670-0-5

Ämnesord: intermedialitet

Contemporary art and literature are marked by an increased intermedial interest. Perhaps as a result of this there is a growing amount of academic research being done on intermedial grounds, inside and outside the “proper” interart institutions. It could be argued that contemporary academic inquiries are being pushed forward by the wave of (a renewed) interest in mixing the genres and media in a veritable expression of the dream of the Sister Arts. Or should one argue that contemporary art and literature are striving to, once and for all, bury the dream of the loving relationship between the arts?

In Changing Borders. Contemporary Positions in Intermediality, 21 reputable scientists present new reflections in the field of intermediality. They investigate intermedial relations between arts and media in a number of forms, including illustrated books, ekphrastic literature, music-and-word relations, record sleeves, mathematics-and-aesthetics relations, architecture, film-and-literature relations, opera, theatre, and theoretical discussions on intermedia studies.

The contributors are: Jens Arvidson, Walter Bernhart, Magnar Breivik, Jørgen Bruhn, Siglind Bruhn, Claus Clüver, Heidrun Führer, Lena Hopsch, Els Jongeneel, Sonia Lagerwall, Eva Lilja, Kathleen Lundeen, Arne Melberg, Stephanie A. Glaser, Sarah J. Paulson, Nils Holger Petersen, Valerie Robillard, Eli Rozik, Bernhard F. Scholz, Johan Stenström, and Ulrich Weisstein.


  • Editor’s foreword
    Intermediality and Interarts Studies / CLAUS CLÜVER
  • The Reluctant Muse: Intermediality and the Natural Sciences / KATHLEEN LUNDEEN
    “To Stitch the Cut…”: The Record Sleeve and its Intermedial Status / JENS ARVIDSON
  • Words and Music as Partners in Song: ‘Perfect Marriage’ – ‘Uneasy Flirtation’ – ‘Coercive Tension’ – ‘Shared Indifference’ – ‘Total Destruction’ / WALTER BERNHART
  • From Operatic “Urform” to a “New Opera”: On Kurt Weill and Musical Theatre / MAGNAR BREIVIK
  • The “Scholarly” and the “Artistic”: Music as Scholarship? / NILS HOLGER PETERSEN
  • Bel Canto at the Californian Frontier: The Adaptation of Puccini’s Opera La Fanciulla del West from Belasco’s Play The Girl of the Golden West / JOHAN STENSTRÖM
    Everlasting Agonies: Baudelaire and Goya (on Les Fleurs du mal, ‘Duellum’) / ELS JONGENEEL
  • Albert Camus’ L’Étranger Revisited by Illustrators: Visual Artists and Literariness / SONIA LAGERWALL
  • Photos, Fiction and Literature / ARNE MELBERG
  • To Frame or not to Frame, that is the Question: An Intermedial Study of Achim von Arnim’s “Die Majoratsherren,” its Frontispice and Robert Campin’s Mérode Altarpiece / ULRICH WEISSTEIN
    Intermediality in Culture: Thomas Mann’s Der Tod in Venedig / HEIDRUN FÜHRER
  • “Ein, ganzer, großer Eindruck füllte meine Seele”: The Gothic Façade in German Romanticism / STEPHANIE A. GLASER
  • Still Chasing Down the Greased Pig: Cognition and the Problem of Ekphrasis / VALERIE ROBILLARD
  • A Whale That Can’t Be Cotched? On Conceptualizing Ekphrasis / BERNHARD F. SCHOLZ
    Transfiguration Transmedialized: From Miraculous Vision to Musical Mirage / SIGLIND BRUHN
  • Tristan Transformed: Bodies and Media in the Historical Transformation of the Tristan and Iseut-Myth / JØRGEN BRUHN
  • Principles of Rhythm: Temporal and Spatial Aspects / EVA LILJA & LENA HOPSCH
  • The Body Expressed in Word and Image: An Attempt at Defining Cora Sandel’s Aesthetics / SARAH J. PAULSON
  • Medium Translations between Fictional Arts / ELI ROZIK
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