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Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen

  • Klara Stephanie Szlezák
  • D. E. Wynter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Klara Stephanie Szlezák, D. E. Wynter
      Pages 1-9
  3. Intermediality and Form

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Britta Feyerabend
      Pages 13-30
  4. European Art-Cinema and the Auteur

  5. Greek Mythology Revisited

  6. Literary Masters of Nineteenth-Century Realism

  7. Referentiality and Transcultural Immersion

  8. Identity: Conceptualization and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Wieland Schwanebeck
      Pages 193-209
    3. Maria Elena de las Carreras-Kuntz
      Pages 210-226

About this book


Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen is a scholarly collection that provides expansive exploration of the auteur's use of intertexuality, referentiality, and fusion of media forms. Its scope is framed by Allen's intermedial phase beginning in 1983 with Zelig and his most recent film.


Woody Allen referentiality intertextuality intermediality formalism European cinema postmodernism auteur cinema Europe film media radio

Editors and affiliations

  • Klara Stephanie Szlezák
    • 1
  • D. E. Wynter
    • 2
  1. 1.Passau UniversityGermany
  2. 2.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

About the editors

NassimWinnie Balestrini, Karl Franzens University, Austria Giacomo Boitani, National University of Ireland, Galway María Elena de las Carreras-Kuntz, California State University, Northridge, USA Britta Feyerabend, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Germany Michael Fuchs, University of Siegen, Germany Martin Hall, York St. John University, UK Allan Havis, Playwright, USA Naama Harel Emory University, USA Zachary Ingle, University of Kansas, USA Wieland Schwanebeck, TU Dresden, Germany Klara Stephanie Szlezák, University Passau, Germany D. E. Wynter, California State University Northridge, USA

Bibliographic information


'There is a case to be made that Woody Allen is the preeminent film artist of his generation. He is certainly one of the towering masters of American film. This thoughtful and rigorous collection of essays explores all aspects of his amazing career.' Douglas McGrath, Screenwriter, Bullets Over Broadway

'In this collection Allen's movies experience their first book-length immersion in film theory. Some of the essays seek to illuminate his texts through pointing up the wide range of referents he invokes throughout his huge oeuvre; others respond to his reliance upon self-involved protagonists by concentrating not on the designs in Allen's carpets so much as on the designs in theirs. Readers interested in knowing where film criticism may be going will discover some very substantial answers within the chapters of this book.' Peter J. Bailey, author of The Reluctant Art of Woody Allen and editor of A Companion to Woody Allen