Intertextual Encounters in American Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture

Intertextual Encounters in American Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture

by Michael Dunne (Professor of English, Middle Tennessee State University, USA)

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/07/2001

  $36.41
Intertextual encounters occur whenever an author or the author's text recognizes, references, alludes to, imitates, parodies, or otherwise elicits an audience member's familiarity with other texts. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West use the fiction of Horatio Alger, Jr., as an intertext in their novels, The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million. Callie Khouri and Ridley Scott use the buddy-road-picture genre as an intertext for their Thelma and Louise. In all these cases, intertextual encounters take place between artists, between texts, between texts and audiences, between artists and audiences. Michael Dunne investigates works from the 1830s to the 1990s and from the canonical American novel to Bugs Bunny and Jerry Seinfeld.
ISBN:
9780879728489
9780879728489
Category:
Literary studies: general
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-07-2001
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
221
Dimensions (mm):
240x158x20mm
Weight:
0.49kg

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