Projections of Intermediality in a Literary Text


  • Ganna PRIHODKO Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
  • Oleksandra PRYKHODCHENKO Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
  • Halyna MOROSHKINA Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine



intermediality, semiosphere, literary text, creolization, iconicity, code


The article is devoted to the study of linguistic manifestations of intermediality in English-language literary texts of the 20th – 21st centuries. Intermediality is understood as a special type of structural interconnections within a work of art, based on the interaction of various types of art-languages in a system of single literary text. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of such figurative structures that enclose information about another type of art. In the course of the analysis, it was established that the implementation of intermedial connections of literary, musical and visual texts interacting in the space of the semiosphere is carried out by borrowing of compositional-structural and plot-shaped means, which leads to the creolization of the transmitted message, providing a pragmatic effect on the recipient with a combination of verbal-iconic elements . The intermedial mechanism of combining codes of different semiotic systems contributes to the transfer of an artistic image in the text at different levels of abstraction.


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Author Biographies

Ganna PRIHODKO, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

(PhD, Dr. of Science in Philology) is Professor at the Chair of English Philology Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Her areas of interest include pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, axiology, discourse studies, linguostylistics. G. Prihodko is the author of 3 monographs and 80 scientific articles. Recent publications: “Cognitive-Communicative Field of Evaluation”, “Specific Nature of Evaluative Speech Acts”, “Frame Modeling of the Concepts of LIFE and DEATH in the English Gothic Worldview”, “Specific Features of the Argumentation in Media”, “Interdisciplinary Nature of the Evaluative Category”.

Oleksandra PRYKHODCHENKO, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

(PhD in Philology) is Senior Lecturer at the Chair of Foreign Languages for Special Purposes, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Her areas of interest include iconicity, cognitive linguistics, concept studies, semiotics. O. Prykhodchenko is the author of 2 collective monographs and 40 scientific articles. Recent publications: “The Role of Ontological Metaphors in the Verbalization of Concepts LIFE – DEATH in the Gothic Worldview”, “Representation of the Opposition LIFE – DEATH with Iconic Signs-Diagrammes (Based on the Material of Gothic Novels about Vampires)”, “Media Images of Slovak and Ukrainian Presidents: ‘I/we’ Binary Pronominal Opposition in Political Speeches”.

Halyna MOROSHKINA, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

(PhD in Philology) is Senior Lecturer at the Chair of Romance Philology and Translation, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Philology, Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Her areas of interest include cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, text linguistics, discourse studies. H. Moroshkina is the author of 50 scientific articles. Recent publications: “La langue et la civilisation francaise à travers des siècles”, “Specificities of the Mutual Influence of Context and Assessment in French Evaluative Utterances”, “Strategies and Tactics of Evaluative Discourse”.


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How to Cite

PRIHODKO, G., PRYKHODCHENKO, O., & MOROSHKINA, H. (2020). Projections of Intermediality in a Literary Text. WISDOM, 15(2), 21–32.




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