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Semiotic Encounters

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"Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation" aims at opening up scholarly debates on the contemporary challenges of intertextuality in its various intersections with postcolonial and visual culture studies. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which intertextuality can be (re)viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (as specified e.g. by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture, govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and/or postcolonial form a recurrent subtext. The volume's combination of theoretical discussions and case studies, which predominantly deal with 'English classics' and their rewritings, film adaptations and/or rereadings, will mainly attract graduate students and scholars working on contemporary literary theory, visual culture and postcolonial literatures.
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Introduction Theorising Textual and Visual Encounters Mary Orr: Intertextuality: Old Debates in New Contexts Harish Trivedi: Anglophone Transnation, Postcolonial Translation: The Book and the Film as Namesakes Renate Brosch: Migrating Images and Communal Experience Textual Encounters Caroline Lusin: Encountering Darkness: Intertextuality and Polyphony in J.M. Coetzee's Dusklands (1974) and Matthew Kneale's English Passengers (2000) Georgiana Banita: Affect, Kitsch and Transnational Literature: Azar Nafisi's "Portable Worlds" Walter Goebel: Washington Irving's "Rip van Winkle", A Postcolonial Reading or: In Search of a Usable Past Irina Bauder-Begerow: Echoing Dickens: Three Rewritings of Great Expectations Sarah Sackel: What's in a Wodehouse? (Non-) Subversive Shakespearean Intertextualities in P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster Novels Ida M. Samperi: "No Text Just Comes out Ex Nihilo, It Always Comes out of Other Texts": Christine Brooke-Rose's Thru Visual Encounters Nicola Glaubitz: Transcribing Images - Reassembling Cultures: Kazuo Ishiguro's Japan Joachim Frenk and Christian Krug: Handovers of Empire: Transatlantic Transmissions in Popular Culture Sonja Fielitz: Fish and Chips with Marshmallows? Possibilities and Limitations of Trans-Cultural Intermediality Susanne Gruss: Shakespeare in Bollywood? Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara Amira Nowaira: Text and Pretext: Reading Cultural and Ideological Paradigms in the Hollywood and Egyptian Movie Adaptations of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Noha Hamdy: Revisiting Transmediality: 9/11 Between Spectacle and Narrative Wolfram R. Keller: "Long Live the New Flesh"? David Cronenberg's Videodrome and the Limits of Ovidian Metamorphosis

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