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Remediating Imagination

Gioia Angeletti, Giovanna Buonanno, Diego Saglia

Remediating Imagination

Literatures and Cultures in English from the Renaissance to the Postcolonial

Edizione: 2016

Collana: Lingue e Letterature Carocci (214)

ISBN: 9788843075447

  • Pagine: 256
  • Prezzo:23,00 21,85
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In breve

This volume examines the relevance of remediation to the formation and development of literature and culture in the British Isles and related linguistic-cultural areas around the world. The essays that compose it reconsider how the reception of canonical works and authors have been affected by technological transformations, as well as investigating the reinventions of the literary canon generated by remediating strategies from the Renaissance to contemporary times. They engage with the manifold phenomenology of remediation both in terms of the transference of a literary and cultural artefact from one medium to another, and of the transformation of a single expressive form triggered by the impact of technological changes. Starting from these premises, this volume offers a wide-ranging exploration of forms of multimodality, generic hybridity, and medial conversion within literary and cultural phenomena concerning a variety of English-language cultural traditions. In doing so, it demonstrates how remediation is not merely a phenomenon affecting individual texts or artefacts, but rather a powerful undercurrent permeating the shape and structure of an entire cultural system.


Gioia Angeletti, Giovanna Buonanno, Diego Saglia

Material Supports of Texts, Reading Practices, and Symbolic Meaning Rosamaria Loretelli

Part 1 Transferences: from the Renaissance to the Romantics
Shakespeare’s Camera Obscura: Macbeth and Blackness Rocco Coronato
Appropriating and Remediating the ‘Black Character’ in Aphra Behn’s and Thomas Southerne’s Oroonoko Gilberta Golinelli
From Page to Stage: Edmund Burke’s Orations against Warren Hastings Chiara Rolli
Remediating the Novel of Real Life: Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen Serena Baiesi

Part 2 Re-Presenting the Literary: Victorianism to Modernism
Ekphrastic Representations of the Mystical ‘Other’: Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Poetry Manuela D’Amore
Remaking Song and Self: W. B. Yeats’s Approach to Remediation in 1908 Enrico Reggiani
Remediated Woolf: on Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother? Sara Sullam
Jamesian Transpositions: Marguerite Duras’s Dramatization of The Beast in the Jungle Vittoria Intonti
Ovidian Remediations: from (Spider)Webs to Text and Performance Samanta Trivellini

Part 3 Remediation between the Postmodern and the Postcolonial
Towards the Within: Archaeology and Remediation in Seamus Heaney’s Digging Anna Anselmo
Within and Beyond Postmodernism: Oppositional Remediating Strategies in Jeanette Winterson’s The Power Book Ester Gendusa
Writing the Blues: Jackie Kay’s Intersemiotic Translations of Words and Music Maria Micaela Coppola
Bodily Remediations in Geetanjali Shree’s The Empty Space Giuseppe De Riso
Multicultural and Multimedia Remediation of the Self in Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani Roxanne Barbara Doerr

Part 4 Contemporary Remediations of the Past
Revising a Victorian Myth: the Crystal Palace across Contemporary Literature and the Arts Federica Zullo
From Page/Stage to Screen through Poetry: Relocation, Rewriting, and Remediation in Tony Harrison’s Prometheus Maria Elena Capitani
‘Portraits in words and portraits in paint’: Pre-Raphaelite and Neo-Pre-Raphaelite Remediations Eleonora Sasso
Remediating a Literary Genre: Jane Campion’s Bright Star and John Keats’s Biographies in the 2010s Marco Canani
Rewriting Greek Tragedy in Contemporary Scottish Theatre: Liz Lochhead’s Medea and David Greig’s Oedipus the Visionary Gioia Angeletti
Conversation with Esther Freud Elisabetta Marino