Inter-Art Journey : Exploring the Common Grounds of the Arts Studies in Honor of Eli Rozik, Paperback Book

Inter-Art Journey : Exploring the Common Grounds of the Arts Studies in Honor of Eli Rozik Paperback


In recent years, inter-medial studies have attracted increasing attention in arts theory.

The notion of 'inter-mediality' presupposes that each established art such as theatre, painting, and cinema indicates the existence of a particular medium, which preserves its distinct features in translations from art to art and, especially, in its combinations with others in single works.

Nonetheless, this field of research is presupposed already in the traditional studies of ekphrasis, which focus on the verbal accounts of nonverbal works of art; and in Wagners notion of Gesamtkuntswerk.

This renewed interest generated new fields of research, such as (a) the likelihood of the arts reflecting common grounds; (b) the necessity of a shared metalanguage; (b) the possibility of inter-medial translation; and (d) the inter-medial coexistence within a single work of art, without hindering the reading, interpreting and experiencing abilities of receivers. In honor of Eli Rozik, Ph.D., professor emeritus, former head of the Department of Theatre Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Tel Aviv University, this collection provides overviews of all these theoretical issues, and tackles the contemporary practical questions that arise from attempts to transgress the boundaries between the established disciplines of arts studies. Considering first the theoretical aspects of inter-art, inter-mediality, and nonverbal literacy, Exploring the Common Grounds of the Arts goes on to discuss by means of performance analysis; dialogues between the arts within a single work; and correspondences between visual and auditory stimuli in musical contexts.

It concludes with a discussion of practical examples of inter-mediality in religious representations, official processions, and public performances.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
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  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9781845197056



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