1st Edition

Intermedial Studies An Introduction to Meaning Across Media

Edited By Jørgen Bruhn, Beate Schirrmacher Copyright 2022
    354 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    354 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.



    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


    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.