Turning Art Into a Literary Communication Tool


The paper investigates the unity of theatrical and musical arts as supplementary communication tools employed by the literary medium. The literary practice of integrating music and drama into a novel is seen through the prism of intermediality-based processes employed by modernist writers, namely E. M. Forster in his novel Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905). It is revealed that the integration of a dramatic-musical medium and theatre-based conflict into the literary work enhances and deepens the intercultural conflict depicted by the writer, as well as links supporting artistic layers through the intermedia-based principle of fragmentation. Even though the matters under study refer to the beginning of the XX century, the principles applied by Forster remain unchanged and similar literary practices can be seen both in contemporary literature and new media forms, including digital media, pop art and mass art. The paper concludes that integrating other arts into literary forms supports the multi-layer depictions, the extension of the context of a creative artefact, as well as helps establish the polyphonic arts and art forms.

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Mykyta Isagulov, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

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Conference: PCAH2023
Stream: Arts - Literary Arts Practices

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To cite this article:
Isagulov M. (2023) Turning Art Into a Literary Communication Tool ISSN: 2758-0970 The Paris Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0970.2023.5
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0970.2023.5

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