Intermedial Encounters Between Image, Music and Text: With and Beyond Roland Barthes (European Connections #49) (Paperback)

This volume locates itself neatly in the growing collection of publications on intermediality by relating such practices to Roland Barthes. Barthesian motifs and writerly concerns are found within a variety of intermedial practices, as the analysis moves, historically and globally, across visual, aural and literary cultures. Such an approach is both appropriate and innovative within Barthes Studies and in cultural theory more generally. (Andy Stafford, Professor of French and Critical Theory, University of Leeds)

The essays in this collection reconsider Roland Barthes as a crucial figure in intermedia studies, arguing that the concepts and forms of analysis he pioneered are of continuing importance for students and scholars working in the field. These essays utilize an interdisciplinary methodology, drawing on Barthes's own intermedial critical practice, to examine the multiple relationships between art, literature, music and performance and across different languages. The collection places Barthes's writing in critical dialogue with other theorists, including Gilles Deleuze and F lix Guattari, Dick Higgins and Emmanuel Levinas, investigating the work of figures as varied as Andr Breton, Giordano Bruno, Alain Cavalier, Alfred Hitchcock, Marcel Schwob, W. G. Sebald, Steven Spielberg, Yoko Tawada and Lev Tolstoy. The collection demonstrates that Barthes's intermedial critical and theoretical practice provides a means of challenging fixed critical narratives and exploring crucial intermedial issues, including how narrative crosses media, the close relationship between image and text throughout history, and how twentieth-century consumer capitalist culture transformed the relationship between image and text.

Product Details ISBN: 9781803740331
ISBN-10: 1803740337
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: December 11th, 2023
Pages: 230
Language: English
Series: European Connections