Analyzing intermediality is analyzing in which ways different art forms and media are collaborating and how they can be compared. During the last decades, the study of intermedial connections has become more and more established in universities all over the world.
In intermediality studies, the interrelations between verbal, visual, and audio media are put into focus. This goes for both the fine arts and popular culture, both Mozart and Mickey Mouse is being intermedially analyzed and discussed.
Intermedial artefacts, processes, and situations have become especially common in the post-modern and digital era. But intermediality is not a new phenomenon, and in the field of intermediality studies, both historical and contemporary works of art and communication are being analyzed.
The courses in intermediality studies given by the Dept. of Arts and Cultural Sciences here in Lund are well suited to combine interests in other courses and programmes, such as comparative literature, film studies, art, media, communication studies, publishing, musicology, semiotics, and cultural studies.
Intermediality studies offer a broad range of perspectives, useful in many different fields. In lots of professions – journalism, research, advertising, art, museums, libraries, publishers, theatres – where communication and information of all kinds are emphasized, a deepened understanding of how everything is interrelated, is of greatest importance.
Last modified 3 Mar 2009