Kirsten Wechsel (ed.) in cooperation with Lill-Ann Körber:
Strindberg and His Media

Proceedings of the 15th International Strindberg Conference

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The essays which make up this volume focus Strindberg’s use of contemporary media for his aesthetic and scientific experiments, they discuss the functions of media and their discursive constructions as they are reflected in his writings. As the contributions in this volume demonstrate, Strindberg’s occupation with the media of his time is closely linked to the modern crises of identity, masculinity, language, representation and perception. Thus Strindberg’s writings can be regarded as an interface between media discourses and other social, scientific and aesthetic discourses. 

Inhalt

IRSTEN WECHSEL: Preface

1. Strindberg and Media Studies

ANNEGRET HEITMANN: August Strindbergs Fordringsägare and/ as Media Studies.

2. Media and the Crisis of Identity

ULF OLSSON: Telephone. Notes on Communication Technology and Meaning in Strindbergs Work

ANNE-BITT GERECKE: Inszenierte und unterlaufene Autorschaft im Medienwechsel. Textualität, Theatralität, Photographie bei Strindberg.

ANNIE BOURGUIGNON: Die Poetik der Reportage bei Strindberg.

ANNA CAVALLIN: Strindbergs New Women and Some Encounters with the Media.

ULRIKE PETERS: Conspired Writing in Strindbergs Drama The Father.

ELENA BALZAMO: Strindberg und seine Verleger.

3. Strindberg on Stage

MARIANNE STREISAND: Strindbergs Entwurf einer ›Ästhetik der Intimität‹ und ihre Realisierung bei Max Reinhardt.

BIRGITTA STEENE: Ingmar Bergman Staging Strindberg.

BARBARA LIDE: En dåres försvarstal. Strindbergs Self-Portrayal and Max Lundqvists Adaptations.

EGIL TÖRNQVIST: Strindberg on Page and Stage. Miss Julie as Paradigmatic Example.

EIVOR MARTINUS: Strindberg Indirect.

4. Visuality

GÖRAN SÖDERSTRÖM: Strindberg och Adolf Paul i Berlin och några mystifierande nyupptäckta strindbergsmålningar.

GRISCHKA PETRI: Kunst als Schlüssel zum Himmelreich. Strindbergs  Malerei als Medium der Erkenntnis.

JAN BALBIERZ: Linsen, smältdegeln och ett slags halv verklighet. Om Strindbergs experiment med fotografin 1886-1911.

ROGER MARMUS: från kupéfönstret under full fart. Landskapsskildring i rörelse i Bland franska bönder.

5. Intermediality / Intertextuality

JØRGEN STENDER CLAUSEN: Strindbergs The Ghost Sonata. The Allegorical Role of Multimediality

JOACHIM GRAGE: Strindbergs ›Sista Sonater‹. Musikalisch-literarische Intermedialität in den Kammarspel.

PIOTR BUKOWSKI: Über die Mehrdimensionalität der Goethe-Rezeption in Strindbergs Spätwerk.

HENK VAN DER LIET: Two Pariahs. From Short Story to Short Play.

6. Pictures

Textauszug | Preface

In recent years Media Studies have focussed the 19th century for research on the theoretical and conceptual foundations of today’s electronic media. The 19th century not only brought a boom of new media technology, as photography, cinematography, gramophone and telefone made their appearance. The new media also had an effect on contemporary scientific, public and aesthetic discourses. It is therefore obvious that Media Studies added new accents to the study of August Strindberg, as a number of publications on Strindberg’s experiments with different media such as painting, music, photography and the laterna magica demonstrate. 

The essays which make up this volume were originally delivered at the 15th International Strindberg Conference on ›Strindberg and His Media‹, organized by the Nordeuropa-Institut in Berlin in September 2001. The aim of the conference was to further a debate on Strindberg and his media, which only recently has turned from an interest in Strindberg’s use of contemporary media for his aesthetic and scientific experiments to their functions and discursive constructions as they are reflected in his writings. As the contributions in this volume demonstrate, Strindberg’s occupation with the media of his time is closely linked to the modern crises of identity, masculinity, language, representation and perception. Thus Strindberg’s writings can be regarded as an interface between media discourses and other social, scientific and aesthetic discourses.