FOR THE INTERMEDIAL RELATIONS IN ORHAN PAMUK'S NOVEL "THE RED-HAIRED WOMAN"

Abstract

The novel "The Red-Haired Woman" is postmodernist in nature. The work is saturated with intermedial relations. Intermediality refers to a special type of intratextual relationship based on the interaction of artistic signs from various art fields. The intermedial aspect of postmodernist aesthetics in the novel "The Red-Haired Woman" highlights the main theme of the work. Paintings and cinematography form the conceptual support of the novel. Painting occupies an important place in Orhan Pamuk's work. It is noteworthy that Western and Eastern painting samples are present as referential-aesthetic elements in the main text. These referential-aesthetic elements have a subtext and are in an orderly palimpsest state. The writer defines the concept of ekphrasis as "the reflection of visual works of art, works of painting and sculpture in literature". It is the theoretical basis of the novel by placing it in the context of interpretive metatext. Amongst the expressive visual means, the art of painting is especially integrated in the textual-transcendent arc of his novels.


Orhan Pamuk uses vivid and detailed visual imagery in his prose, creating a kind of "textual painting". It serves to combine the media of literature and visual arts. In many ways, Orhan Pamuk positions the reader as the viewer of the painting. Readers must "see" the narrative as it unfolds in their minds, integrating different perspectives to understand the whole story. By integrating aspects of visual art into the narrative, Orhan Pamuk breaks down the boundaries between different media and creates a rich, in-between text. The use of intermediality allows Orhan Pamuk to explore complex themes of cultural identity, artistic expression and the intersection of East and West.


The literary function of intermedial intertextuality in the novel "The Red-Haired Woman" is an indicator of Orhan Pamuk's unique aesthetic vision and artistic idea.


 


Keywords: Postmodernist Discourse, Intermediality, Intertextuality, Ekphrasis.   

Published
2023-12-20
How to Cite
SUSAREISHVILI, Maka. FOR THE INTERMEDIAL RELATIONS IN ORHAN PAMUK'S NOVEL "THE RED-HAIRED WOMAN". PHILOLOGICAL RESEARCHES, [S.l.], n. VII, p. 217-223, dec. 2023. ISSN 2667-9612. Available at: <http://www.sciencejournals.ge/index.php/NJ/article/view/404>. Date accessed: 14 apr. 2024.
Section
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - LITERATURE SECTION