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Description - The Memory of Tiresias by Mikhail Iampolski

This text attempts to develop a theory of cinematic intertextuality. It builds on the insights of semiotics and contemporary film theory and defines cinema as a chain of transparent mimetic fragments intermixed with what the author calls "textual anomalies". These challenge the normalization of meaning and seek to open reading out onto the field of cultural history, which is understood in texts as a semiotically active extract, already inscribed. Quotations obstruct mimesis and are consequently transformed in the process of semiosis, an operation defined as reading in an aura of enigma. By analyzing films he presents different strategies of intertextual readings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520085305
ISBN-10: 0520085302
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 285
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mikhail Iampolski

Mikhail Iampolski teaches in the departments of Slavic and Comparative Literature and Russian Studies at New York University.

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