New book from Stockholm University Press: The Power of the In-Between: Intermediality as a Tool for Aesthetic Analysis and Critical Reflection #oabooks

How can the concept of intermediality be understood and used in the humanities?

The Power of the In-Between: Intermediality as a Tool for Aesthetic Analysis and Critical Reflection gathers fourteen case studies where different intermedial issues are explored. The participating researchers investigate phenomena such as contemporary installation art, twentieth-century geography books, renaissance sculpture, media theory, and public architecture of the 1970s. The volume brings together scholars from the disciplines of art history, comparative literature, theatre studies, musicology, and the history of ideas.

Starting out from an inclusive understanding of intermediality as “relations between media conventionally perceived as different,” each author specifies and investigates “intermediality” in their own particular case. “Intermediality” thus serves both as a concept employed to cover an inclusive range of cultural objects, contexts, and methodologies, and as a concept to be modelled out by the particular cases it is brought to bear on.

This volume transgresses the divide between media history and semiotically and/or aesthetically oriented intermedial studies. The former concerns the specificity of media interrelations in socially, politically, and epistemologically defined space and time, the latter targets formal and meaning-making elements of media objects. These fields of research are integrated in order to produce a richer understanding of the analytical and historical, aesthetic and technological conditions and possibilities of intermedial phenomena.

Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics (SiCA)

This book is a volume of Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics (SiCA) which is a peer-reviewed series of monographs and edited volumes published by Stockholm University Press.

How to access this book

At the Stockholm University Press website you can download The Power of the In-Between: Intermediality as a Tool for Aesthetic Analysis and Critical Reflection as an ePub or pdf-file that allows you to read the book online or access it on multiple devices. You may also also order a print copy of the book through the website.

About the publisher Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination, so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.

 


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