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Lutas, L. (2024). The Narrator: A Transmedial Device. In: Bruhn, J., López-Varela, A., de Paiva Vieira, M. (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Intermediality: (pp. 391-413). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Narrator: A Transmedial Device
2024 (English)In: The Palgrave Handbook of Intermediality / [ed] Bruhn, J., López-Varela, A., de Paiva Vieira, M., Palgrave Macmillan, 2024, p. 391-413Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, the concept of the “narrator” is presented and put to a test, especially in its necessary connection to a linguistic sphere. On the basis of a theoretical discussion of narration as a transmedial phenomenon, that is a phenomenon existing in various media, the article will try to show that the narrator too is a transmedial device, whose existence is not necessarily related to language it its strictest linguistic meaning. The narrator is rather a mental construction in the process of communication at the basis of certain media types. Admittedly, its origin as a theoretical concept in the field of modern narratology is mainly the novel as epitomized by the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Indeed, in no other specific media product has the narrator had such a prominent role as in these novels, which have been used by narratologists for the development of most of the existing concepts in the field. However, the fact that a device is prominent in a certain media type should not restrict its use to that media type alone. On the contrary, its applicability to other media is especially interesting to study. This is what will be done in this article, starting with a general theoretical discussion of the concept of “narrator” and continuing with an overview of the possibility of the existence of the narrator in both literature and other media types, both language-based and not.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2024
Keywords
intermediality, narratology
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-128053 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-28322-2_30 (DOI)9783031283215 (ISBN)9783031283222 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-28 Created: 2024-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-28Bibliographically approved
Pop, D. & Lutas, L. (Eds.). (2023). Crossing Media Borders Once Again. Multimodalities in Contemporary Cinema and Visual Culture. Cluj-Napoca: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crossing Media Borders Once Again. Multimodalities in Contemporary Cinema and Visual Culture
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cluj-Napoca: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, 2023. p. 117
Series
Ekphrasis: Images,Cinema. Theory, Media, ISSN 2559-2068 ; 29(1)2023
Keywords
intermediality, Elleström, multimodality
National Category
Languages and Literature Arts
Research subject
Humanities; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-123828 (URN)
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Editor of journal special issue

Available from: 2023-08-20 Created: 2023-08-20 Last updated: 2023-09-01Bibliographically approved
Lutas, L. (2023). Inbjuden talare i rundabordssamtal. In: : . Paper presented at Mediating Words and Images, Uppsala 10-12 May 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inbjuden talare i rundabordssamtal
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Arts
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-120676 (URN)
Conference
Mediating Words and Images, Uppsala 10-12 May 2023
Available from: 2023-05-11 Created: 2023-05-11 Last updated: 2024-01-23Bibliographically approved
Lutas, L. (2023). Narratology and Intermediality: Testing Elleström’s concept of “Transmedial Narration”. Ekphrasis, 30(2), 14-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narratology and Intermediality: Testing Elleström’s concept of “Transmedial Narration”
2023 (English)In: Ekphrasis, E-ISSN 2559-2068, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 14-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article makes an overview of the relation between narratology and intermediality asexemplified by Swedish intermediality scholar Lars Elleström’s approach. In a book from 2019, entitledTransmedial Narration. Narratives and Stories in Different Media, Elleström presents his approach to narra-tology and elaborates the concept of “transmedial narration” on the basis of his earlier theoretical model ofintermedial relations. The search for a concept of narration that should be as simple and flexible as possi-ble, in order for it to be applied to as many media types as possible, leads Elleström to the conclusion thatthe concepts stemming from classical narratology are not suitable in a transmedial context, since they aretoo media specific. Even if I support Elleström’s effort to open up narration to other media types, I find thatFrench scholar Gérard Genette’s detailed narratological model from 1972 can be used as the basic toolwhen analyzing works form other media than literature. This hypothesis is tested in the article in a numberof media types which are increasingly different from literature.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cluj-Napoca: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, 2023
Keywords
intermediality, Elleström, Genette, Narratology
National Category
Studies on Film Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-126127 (URN)10.24193/ekphrasis.30.2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85182947924 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-26 Created: 2023-12-26 Last updated: 2024-02-02Bibliographically approved
Lutas, L. & Pop, D. (2023). Standing at the Media Borders, Crossing Over Conceptual Boundaries. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 291(1), 5-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standing at the Media Borders, Crossing Over Conceptual Boundaries
2023 (English)In: Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, ISSN 2067-631X, Vol. 291, no 1, p. 5-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Babeș-Bolyai University, 2023
Keywords
intermediality, Elleström, multimodality
National Category
Studies on Film General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-123826 (URN)10.24193/ekphrasis.29.1 (DOI)001045200800001 ()2-s2.0-85167440674 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-20 Created: 2023-08-20 Last updated: 2024-02-19Bibliographically approved
Lutas, L. (2023). Teaching French Literature Online: Challenges Caused by the Move from Face-to-Face to Remote Learning. In: Luis Gómez Chova, Chelo González Martínez,, Joanna Lees (Ed.), EDULEARN23 Proceedings 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma, Spain: . Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, July 3rd-5th, 2023, Palma, Spain (pp. 438-445). International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching French Literature Online: Challenges Caused by the Move from Face-to-Face to Remote Learning
2023 (English)In: EDULEARN23 Proceedings 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma, Spain / [ed] Luis Gómez Chova, Chelo González Martínez,, Joanna Lees, International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) , 2023, p. 438-445Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As a result of the COVID19 crisis in 2020, the courses of French at Linnaeus University in Sweden have moved from face-to-face context to Remote Learning online. The move has since then become permanent and the syllabus has changed accordingly, as it appears when comparing the syllabus of 2015 with the syllabus of 2022 (see references below). The challenges have been numerous, and the two years that have passed since the move can allow me to make a preliminary study of these challenges. The study will be mainly based on the gathered experience, concentrating on the module of fiction (7.5 credits, see references below), since I am currently, and was in 2015, the teacher of that module. The study will consist of detailed analyses of how the objectives, the content, the type of instruction, the examination and the course evaluation have been affected by the move from face-to-face to remote learning. The specific context of the course will be described in the introductory part, since it has a major importance for the study and its results. Indeed, an important premise has changed in these two years, namely that the number of students has increased significantly. While this is a positive outcome for the situation of French as a subject at Linnaeus University, it has a major impact on the comparison between the two situations, since it affects especially the type of instruction, beyond the simple change of context from face-to-face to remote learning. However, some preliminary conclusions can be drawn, and the investigation in itself is important in order to make improvements and to disseminate my experience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2023
Series
EDULEARN Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1125, E-ISSN 2340-1117
Keywords
COVID 19, remote learning, literature didactics, university studies, media studies, contact time
National Category
Languages and Literature Didactics
Research subject
Humanities; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-123822 (URN)10.21125/edulearn.2023.0194 (DOI)9788409521517 (ISBN)
Conference
15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, July 3rd-5th, 2023, Palma, Spain
Available from: 2023-08-20 Created: 2023-08-20 Last updated: 2023-09-01Bibliographically approved
Lutas, L. (2023). The Narrator: A Transmedial Device (Living reference work editioned.). In: Bruhn, J., López-Varela, A., de Paiva Vieira, M. (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Intermediality: (pp. 1-23). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Narrator: A Transmedial Device
2023 (English)In: The Palgrave Handbook of Intermediality / [ed] Bruhn, J., López-Varela, A., de Paiva Vieira, M., Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, Living reference work edition, p. 1-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this article, the concept of the “narrator” is presented and put to a test, especially in its necessary connection to a linguistic sphere. On the basis of a theoretical discussion of narration as a transmedial phenomenon, that is a phenomenon existing in various media, the article will try to show that the narrator too is a transmedial device, whose existence is not necessarily related to language it its strictest linguistic meaning. The narrator is rather a mental construction in the process of communication at the basis of certain media types. Admittedly, its origin as a theoretical concept in the field of modern narratology is mainly the novel as epitomized by the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Indeed, in no other specific media product has the narrator had such a prominent role as in these novels, which have been used by narratologists for the development of most of the existing concepts in the field. However, the fact that a device is prominent in a certain media type should not restrict its use to that media type alone. On the contrary, its applicability to other media is especially interesting to study. This is what will be done in this article, starting with a general theoretical discussion of the concept of “narrator” and continuing with an overview of the possibility of the existence of the narrator in both literature and other media types, both language-based and not.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 Edition: Living reference work edition
Keywords
intermediality, narratology
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-120521 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-91263-5_30-1 (DOI)9783030912635 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-03 Created: 2023-05-03 Last updated: 2024-02-28Bibliographically approved
Bruhn, J., Lutas, L., Salmose, N. & Schirrmacher, B. (2022). Media Representation: Film, Music and Painting in Literature. In: Jørgen Bruhn;Beate Schirrmacher (Ed.), Intermedial Studies: An Introduction to Meaning Across Media (pp. 162-193). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Media Representation: Film, Music and Painting in Literature
2022 (English)In: Intermedial Studies: An Introduction to Meaning Across Media / [ed] Jørgen Bruhn;Beate Schirrmacher, Routledge, 2022, p. 162-193Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Nick Hornby’s novel High Fidelity (1995), the life of the protagonist Rob revolves around records and popular music. Throughout Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse (1927), the painter Lily Briscoe works on a portrait of her friend Mrs Ramsay. In James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), Leopold Bloom’s thoughts, memories and associations are informed by newspaper headlines, snatches of songs, advertising slogans and poster headlines as he walks through the streets of Dublin.

In media types such as novels, paintings, films, computer games and news articles, we encounter characters, avatars or persons that interact with pictures, musical instruments, photos, computers, record players, newspapers or television sets or go to football games. Still, how do we know that the representation of media products or mediatypes means something? Or that references to familiar media types have a symbolic value? In this chapter, we will demonstrate how the representation of media can be analysed. We will focus on narrative literature, but the analytical method is applicable to film, computer games, photography and visual art as well. In the first part of the chapter, we will explore media that are represented inside the diegetic universe.  In the second part of the chapter, we will turn to novels whose narrative structure and style remind readers of other medial experiences, such as watching a movie, looking at an image or listening to music. The effect of structural media representation is to give the impression that the literary text imitates film, music or images. It changes the experience ofreading and draws attention to aspects of literature and language that we usuallypay less attention to.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
intermediality, media representation, film, music, literature, blending
National Category
Media Studies Studies on Film Musicology General Literature Studies
Research subject
Media Studies and Journalism, Media and Communication Science; Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-108141 (URN)10.4324/9781003174288-10 (DOI)9781032004549 (ISBN)9781032004662 (ISBN)9781003174288 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-11-19 Created: 2021-11-19 Last updated: 2023-02-07Bibliographically approved
Lutas, L. (2022). The Study of Intermedial Features in Literature. In: Luis Gómez Chova, University of Valencia, Spain Agustín López Martínez, University of Barcelona, Spain Joanna Lees, CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain (Ed.), ICERI2022 Proceedings from the 15th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville (Spain): . Paper presented at The 15th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville (Spain) (pp. 3616-3622).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Study of Intermedial Features in Literature
2022 (English)In: ICERI2022 Proceedings from the 15th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville (Spain) / [ed] Luis Gómez Chova, University of Valencia, Spain Agustín López Martínez, University of Barcelona, Spain Joanna Lees, CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain, 2022, p. 3616-3622Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Intermediality is quite a new field in academic research, and has usually not found a place of its own as a separate field in Academia. It is usually studied indirectly in esablished academic fields such as literary studies, film studies, arts, media studies, etc. In literary studies, it is usually the diachronic form of intermediality, or extracompositional intermediality according to other models, that is studied, that is the form which involves a change between two media, such as adaptation or ekphrasis. According to intermediality researchers, such as Werner Wolf, Lars Elleström, Irina Rajewsky, Jørgen Bruhn, etc., the diachronic form of intermediality is just one side of the coin, and the synchronic form, or intracompositional intermediality, should not be neglected. Synchronic intermediality, or rather intracompositional intermediality, is well explained in Werner Wolf’s model from an article in 2005, and can be exemplified by different forms of references or formal imitation between different media.

This paper will start by an overview of intermediality theory, as already mentioned above, before going over to the question of how intermediality can be approached in literature from a didactic point of view, especially at higher levels, that is upper secondary school or university. Both the diachronic and the synchronic forms of intermediality will be studied in a number of examples from literature.

Series
ICERI Proceedings, ISSN 2340-1095
Keywords
intermediality, adaptation, literature, film, painting, media
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-117708 (URN)10.21125/iceri.2022 (DOI)978-84-09-45476-1 (ISBN)
Conference
The 15th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville (Spain)
Available from: 2022-11-27 Created: 2022-11-27 Last updated: 2024-01-23Bibliographically approved
Lutas, L. (2021). Literatura y pintura. Un ejemplo de análisis intermedial: [Literature and painting. An example of intermedial analysis]. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 14(1), 1-16, Article ID 942.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Literatura y pintura. Un ejemplo de análisis intermedial: [Literature and painting. An example of intermedial analysis]
2021 (Spanish)In: Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, ISSN 2013-6196, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 1-16, article id 942Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Literary works have more or less evident links to works from other media, especial from artistic media such as painting, music or architecture. These kinds of links are nowadays studied in the field of intermediality, a science in which there are no hierarchical relations among arts. This article is an example of applying intermedial theory, as illustrated by names such as Lars Elleström, Werner Wolf, Winfried Nöth and Hans Lund, on a literary work which has interesting links to a work of painting. The intermedial perspective can contribute, according to our analysis, to a better understanding of an original and complex literary work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2021
Keywords
Intermediality, Painting, Iconicity, Intermedial imitation, Narratology, Intermedialitet, ikonicitet
National Category
General Literature Studies Specific Languages
Research subject
Humanities, Spanish literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-109704 (URN)10.5565/rev/jtl3.942 (DOI)2-s2.0-85105256337 (Scopus ID)
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English Title: Literature and painting: An example of intermedial analysis

Available from: 2022-01-21 Created: 2022-01-21 Last updated: 2022-06-13Bibliographically approved
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