Interactions between literature and the other arts have unquestionable epistemological, heuristic, hermeneutic, thematic and cultural values. Because the concept of intermediality refers to an interaction of different media in literary and artistic creations, it is necessarily characterized by great heterogeneity and hybridity. Therefore, this phenomenon also implies an emergence of diverse forms of creation and expression as well as a new consideration of the modalities of reception. This session seeks to explore the practice and the significance of two forms of intermediality in Canadian and Québécois arts and letters: the relationship between the literary text and the visual image and the relationship between the literary text and music. In order to study the complex relationships at play in these three modes of expression, we will discuss the modalities which underlie intermediality as well as the values which can be attributed to the diverse interactions in text, image and music. In what ways does the literary text introduce other forms of expression and communication? Do Canadian and Québécois literatures put into practice a particular type of intermediality? What are the epistemological, aesthetic or cultural manifestations and ramifications of this type of intermediality? To what extent can interactions between different media contribute to a definition or a conceptualization of each medium?
The ACQL/ALCQ invites submissions for an interdisciplinary session on the relationships between literature and visual art and between literature and music in Canada.
The following categories may serve as a guide:
ekphrasis, illustration, photography
rhythme, improvisation, sounds and musicality
verbal, visual and auditory modes of perception and communication
theories of intermediality
The presentation may be in English or in French. Please send paper proposals (approximately 500 words) with a short biography and a 50 word abstract to the organizer by January 15, 2004 to the following adress:
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