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Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
"Text, Medium, Afterlife: Intertextuality and Intermediality in the Works of Yoko Tawada" examines the roles of personal and mass media technologies in the works of contemporary German-language author Yoko Tawada. The study analyses the author's prose fiction, wherein
the possibility of limitless textual permutations - an afterlife of the text - is accessed through a web of intertextual and intermedial associations. The expression of an individual voice against a
dominant culture's mass media mobilizes a discourse of networks which emerges from the creative gaps and apertures revealed by the author's deconstructive approach to language and literatures.
Chair and Committee
Elzbieta Sklodowska, Claire Solomon
Knott, Suzuko Mousel, "Text, Medium, Afterlife: Intertextuality and Intermediality in the Works of Yoko Tawada" (2011). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 508.
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