Beyond Language: On Intermediality (and Multimodality) in Literature

Dominika Bugno-Narecka

Abstract


The article questions the traditional application of intermedial categories to literature. It aims to show that thinking in modes and clear-cut categories suggested, among others, by Lars Elleström, though systematic and presumably universal, is limited and considerably narrows down the intermedial potential of literature and the interart exchange. The literary examples discussed: Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence and Patrick Gale’s Notes from an Exhibition, as well as other examples provided in the article, illustrate how the primacy of language in literature can be questioned and how the presumptions we have concerning literature and books can be challenged.


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literature; intermediality; multimodality; museum collection; cabinet of curiosities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2022.46.3.5-14
Date of publication: 2022-10-31 18:06:31
Date of submission: 2022-08-05 16:59:25


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