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1st Edition

Intermedial Studies
An Introduction to Meaning Across Media

ISBN 9781032004549
Published November 18, 2021 by Routledge
354 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Intermedial Studies provides a concise, hands-on introduction to the analysis of a broad array of texts from a variety of media – including literature, film, music, performance, news and videogames, addressing fiction and non-fiction, mass media and social media.

The detailed introduction offers a short history of the field and outlines the main theoretical approaches to the field. Part I explains the approach, examining and exemplifying the dimensions that construct every media product. The following sections offer practical examples and case studies using many examples, which will be familiar to students, from Sherlock Holmes and football, to news, vlogs and videogames.

This book is the only textbook taking both a theoretical and practical approach to intermedial studies. The book will be of use to students from a variety of disciplines looking at any form of adaptation, from comparative literature to film adaptations, fan fictions and spoken performances. The book equips students with the language and understanding to confidently and competently apply their own intermedial analysis to any text.


Table of Contents


  1. Intermedial studies
  2. Jørgen Bruhn and Beate Schirrmacher

  3. Media and Modalities – Film
  4. Signe Kjær Jensen and Niklas Salmose

  5. Media and Modalities – Literature
  6. Pedro Atã and Beate Schirrmacher

  7. Media and Modalities – Music
  8. Signe Kjær Jensen and Martin Knust

  9. Media and Modalities – Computer Games
  10. Peter Kristóf Makai

  11. Media and Modalities – News Media
  12. Kristoffer Holt and Beate Schirrmacher

    Part Two: INTERMEDIAL ANALYSIS: The three fundamental intermedial relations

  13. Media Combination, Transmediation and Media Representation
  14. Jørgen Bruhn and Beate Schirrmacher

  15. Intermedial Combinations
  16. Mats Arvidson, Mikael Askander, Lea Wierød Borčak, Signe Kjaer Jensen and Nafiseh Mousavi

  17. Transmediation
  18. Jørgen Bruhn, Anna Gutowska, Martin Knust and Emma Tornborg

  19. Representing Media: Film, Music and Painting in Literature
  20. Jørgen Bruhn, Liviu Lutas, Niklas Salmose and Beate Schirrmacher


  21. Introduction to Part 3
  22. Jørgen Bruhn and Beate Schirrmacher

  23. The Intermediality of Performance
  24. Per Bäckström, Heidrun Führer and Beate Schirrmacher

  25. Truthfulness and Truth Claims as Transmedial Phenomena
  26. Jørgen Bruhn, Niklas Salmose, Beate Schirrmacher and Emma Tornborg

  27. Media Modalities of Theatrical Space
  28. Heidrun Führer and Janneke Schoene

  29. Transmedial storyworlds
  30. Mikael Askander, Anna Gutowska, Peter Kristóf Makai

  31. Intermediality and Social Media
  32. Signe Kjær Jensen, Nafiseh Mousavi and Emma Tornborg

  33. A Toolkit for the Intermedial Analysis of Computer Games

Peter Kristóf Makai

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Jørgen Bruhn is Professor of Comparative Literature at Linnæus University, Sweden. He has published on comparative literature, intermedial studies and intermedial aspects of ecocriticism.

Beate Schirrmacher is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Linnæus University, Sweden. She has published on the intermedial relation of literature and music. Her current research explores the truth claims of media.