Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2015 Issue №8

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Intermedial text modelling: D. Lodge. Nice Work



This article studies the cross-disciplinary interactions – a characteristic feature of modern literature – in the case of the novel Nice Work by a famous contemporary author and literary scholar David Lodge. The analysis is based on Yu. M. Lotman’s concept of polyglotism and M. M. Bakhtin’s and R. Bar-thes’s text theories. A specific feature of D. Lodge’s novel is the visuality of the world of literary images created using special literary techniques. The novel’s picture poetics emphasises picturesqueness as a generalising feature. The poetic role of the intermedial techniques – portrait and self-portrait, semiotics-enriched landscape, and genre episode – is identified in the visual ima-gery of the novel.


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