, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 93–112

This is all but a book: musicalized paratextuality in literature


DOI: 10.1007/s11059-010-0054-9

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Stawiarski, M. Neohelicon (2010) 37: 93. doi:10.1007/s11059-010-0054-9


The purpose of this paper is to assess modes and functions of paratexts drawing on music. The article examines paratextuality in relation to the phenomenon of intermediality, and more precisely the concept of musicalization of fiction. By analyzing paratexts taken from twentieth-century and contemporary novels, it argues that musicalized paratexts have specific implications, both in terms of their characteristics and interpretation.


ParatextualityMusicLiteratureIntermedialityMusicalization of fictionMusicalized paratexts

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (ERIBIA)CherbourgFrance