Editorial Introduction and Editorial Essay 'Falling between': Opportunities and challenges of intermediality

Date

2016-08

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1356-9783

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Publisher

Taylor and Francis

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article frames the special issue by offering a broad reflection on the historical development of ideas that have informed debates concerning intermediality and its pedagogical contexts. It opens with a brief articulation of media and intermedial theory to inform the debate. The challenges of contemporary media hybridity are then set within an historical context by tracing the origins of current (perceived) knowledge dichotomies and hierarchies into the philosophical canons of western antiquity. In examining distinctions between the different types of knowledge and expression that form the constituent parts of contemporary intermedial theatres, the article considers philosophical debates, traces historical trajectories and probes social dynamics from Aristotle to the present. Moving on to the current historical and social context of intermedial practice and pedagogy, the article examines specific challenges and opportunities that emerge from our own intermedial age. This multifaceted and trans-historical approach leads the authors to suggest that old hierarchical and divisional structures impact upon contemporary practices, affecting how those are perceived, received and valued.

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Keywords

intermediality, pedagogy, applied theatre, applied drama

Citation

Chatzichristodoulou, M. and Crossley, M. (2016) Editorial Introduction and Editorial Essay 'Falling between': Opportunities and challenges of intermediality, Research in Drama Education, 21.3

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Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies