«Everything is intermedial». A Conversation with Lars Elleström

  • Lars Elleström
  • Massimo Fusillo
  • Mattia Petricola University of Bologna
Keywords: Intermediality, Transmediality, Semiotics, Interart studies, Total Work of Art, Truthfulness, Narrative Theory, W.J.T. Mitchell, Werner Wolf, Richard Wagner, Charles S. Peirce


Lars Elleström needs no introduction to intermediality and comparative literature scholars. Massimo Fusillo and Mattia Petricola had a conversation with him just a few weeks before the publication of his new, major theoretical work. The conversation discusses the evolution of Elleström’s theory over the last decade, his formation and influences, Peirce’s semiotics, the history of intermediality, and the notion of media literacy.


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Author Biography

Mattia Petricola, University of Bologna
Mattia Petricola is a PhD student in comparative literature at the University of Bologna and at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, researching intermediate states between life and death in literature, cinema and comics from E.A. Poe to today. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Italian Studies from the University of Pisa. His research interests include thanatology, speculative fiction, video art and queer hermeneutics. He has presented papers on Philip K. Dick, Peter Greenaway, queer and spectrality studies.


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How to Cite
Elleström, L., Fusillo, M., & Petricola, M. (2020). «Everything is intermedial». A Conversation with Lars Elleström. Between, 10(20), 27-45. https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/4443

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