Music in the second degree:

On Gérard Genette’s theory of transtextuality and its musical relevance

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The concept of intertextuality was originally developed by Julia Kristeva, who introduced the term in connection with her discussion of Mikhail Bakhtin’s views on dialogism and the polyphonic novel. Gérard Genette has redefined the object of poetics as the study of transtextuality, understood as the network of relations, both hidden and explicit, that may exist between a text and other texts, thus subsuming Kristeva’s concept under a broader category. The notion of intertextuality has been applied to other disciplines, including of course musicology. It would seem, however, that the notion has not yet received the attention it deserves, especially from a theoretical perspective.
This lecture will focus primarily on a discussion of Genette’s categories and their potential relevance to music, as illustrated by examples drawn mainly from the 19th- and 20th-century repertoires. In particular, some of the ways in which those categories can be brought to bear on the intermedial relations between music and different kinds of verbal texts (titles, performing instructions, commentary, literary programmes, poetic texts, etc.) will be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInstitut für Musikwissenschaft, Universidade de Innsbruck - Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universidade de Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria
Duration: 10 Jun 2013 → …
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OtherInstitut für Musikwissenschaft, Universidade de Innsbruck
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period10/06/13 → …
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Music
Transtextuality
Poetics
Intertextuality
Polyphonic
Mikhail Bakhtin
Dialogism
Julia Kristeva
Repertoire
Musicology
Gerard Genette

Keywords

  • Genette
  • Transtextualidade
  • Música

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Castro, P. M. R. F. D. (2013). Music in the second degree: On Gérard Genette’s theory of transtextuality and its musical relevance. 1. Abstract from Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universidade de Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria.
Castro, Paulo Manuel Rego Ferreira de. / Music in the second degree: On Gérard Genette’s theory of transtextuality and its musical relevance. Abstract from Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universidade de Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria.1 p.
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Castro, PMRFD 2013, 'Music in the second degree: On Gérard Genette’s theory of transtextuality and its musical relevance' Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universidade de Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria, 10/06/13, pp. 1.

Music in the second degree: On Gérard Genette’s theory of transtextuality and its musical relevance. / Castro, Paulo Manuel Rego Ferreira de.

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Castro PMRFD. Music in the second degree: On Gérard Genette’s theory of transtextuality and its musical relevance. 2013. Abstract from Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universidade de Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria.