Research project How do symbiotic novels function, and what happens when they are transferred between media? How are the texts influenced by cultural, ideological and gender based shifts? The project develops discussions about intertextuality as well as remediation.
The first stage of the study contains analyses of a number of symbiotic novels: “host texts” characterized by open references to original novels, “guest texts”. Genre shifts, paradigm shifts, and altered gender perspectives are at focus. The next stage focuses on the remediation process, when the written guest texts are adapted into film, focusing on how the symbiotic relationship is visualized and how intertextual references and links are remediated. The three-step analyses of symbiosis: from written novel to written novel to film develop studies of both intertextuality and remediation.