Intermedial Strategies of Memory in Contemporary Novels

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In her article "Intermedial Strategies and Memory in Contemporary Novels" Sara Tanderup discusses a tendency in contemporary literature towards combining intermedial experiments with a thematic preoccupation with memory and trauma. Analyzing selected works by Steven Hall, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Judd Morrissey and drawing on the theoretical perspectives of N. Katherine Hayles (media studies) and Andreas Huyssen (cultural memory studies), Tanderup argues that recent intermedial novels reflect a certain nostalgia celebrating and remembering the book as a visual and material object in the age of digital media while also highlighting the influence of new media on our cultural understanding and representation of memory and the past.


External organisations
  • Aarhus University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Literature Studies
  • Cultural Studies


  • Intermedialitet, Eksperimenterende litteratur, Bogens materialitet, Erindring, Digital litteratur, Intermediality, Memory, Experimental literature, Electronic literature, the book
Original languageEnglish
Article number17
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalC L C Web: Comparative Literature and Culture
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 31
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes