ICLA Research Committee on Literature, Arts & Media (CLAM)
In the last decades, studies on intermediality have been facing continuous hybridization and diversification of the multisensory milieu in which we live – the emergence of the “culture of convergence”, as defined by Henry Jenkins. It is a perspective that must certainly involve comparative literature, since literary texts are becoming a part of a complex galaxy of media, languages, cultures. Intermediality can thus regain the comparative tradition of inter-art studies, and offer a medium-aware analysis of various hybrid genres, from the most studied to new media: musical theatre, theatrical performance, filmic adaptation, TV series, graphic novels, computer games, video-art, video-clips, advertising.
Established in 2018, the research committee on literature, arts, and media will deal with the new roles and the new configurations of literature in the global polymorphic imagery, including: the dissemination of literary techniques (narration, empathy, point of view, various rhetoric strategies) in every aspect of contemporary culture.