Omslaget till boken The Power of the In-Between
Omslaget till boken The Power of the In-Between.

Boken har vuxit fram ur institutionens tvärområde Medialitet. Forskare från Idéhistoria, Konstvetenskap, Litteraturvetenskap, Musikvetenskap och Teatervetenskap bidrar med var sitt kapitel och ämnesspecifika perspektiv på intermediala frågor.

Redaktörer är Sonya Peterson, Christer Johansson, Magdalena Holdar och Sara Callahan.

Stockholm University Press – open access

Boken, som är utgiven av Stockholm University Press, är den senaste publikationen i bokserien Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics, som Institutionen för kultur och estetik ansvarar för. Boken finns tillgänglig via open access på förlagets hemsida.

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Om boken (på engelska)

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.