The volume is a collection of thought-provoking articles by scholars from Estonia and Finland, updating the theory of intertextuality by means of semiotic methods. The authors discuss the relationships between "strong" and "weak" intertextuality, the place of intertextuality in postmodernist and feminist theory, the role of intertextuality as genre-generating and transforming device in film, fiction and historiography. Case studies include analysis of film, photography and the use of computer technologies to create the models of intertextuality.
Heikki Kujansivu - Between to Among: J. M. Coetzee's The Master of Petersburg and the place of Intertextuality. Markku Lehtimäki - The Art of Fighting / The Art of Writing: Norman Mailer's Anxiety of Influence in The Fight. Ene-Reet Soovik - Subversion or Dependence: Postmodern Intertextuality and Feminism in Jeannette Winterson's The Passion Julia Shamarina - All Aboard the Ship of Fools: History, the Bible and Moby Dick in Jeannette Winterson's Gut Symmetries Tommi Nieminen - The Inklings: Connecting the Unconnected. Genre, Intertextuality and Intersemiosis Marina Grishakova - Vision and Word: The Seat of a Semiotic Conflict (H. James, V. Nabokov, A. Hitchcock) Aleksei Semenenko - Quentin Tarantino's Milk Shake: On the Problem of Intertertext and Genre Kadri Tüür - Nature Writing and Intersemiosis Anneli Mihkelev - Allusion in Intersemiosis: Some Aspects of Alluding in Poetry Maria Siironen - Epitaphs for the Living: Cultural Dialogs in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Anthology La religione del mio tempo Lauri Määttä - Textual Shakespeare in Terry Pratchett's Parody Maria Mäkelä - (Inter)textual Deception: David Lodge's Thinks... and the Multiple Functions of Literary Frames Mari Hatavara - History and Her Story. The First Finnish Historical Novel between Romantic Imagination and Historicist Determination Marin Laak, Piret Viires - Intertextuality and Technology: The Models of Kalevipoeg