Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name



Comparative Literature


Mary Ann Caws

Committee Members

Giancarlo Lombardi

Bettina Lerner

Subject Categories

American Material Culture | Comparative Literature | English Language and Literature | Film and Media Studies | Illustration | Interdisciplinary Arts and Media | Photography | Visual Studies


imagetext, iconotext, illustration, short story, analog photography, film adaptation


This dissertation examines the visuality of the short story from an intermedial point of view, that is, with a focus on the relationship between the short story and the photographic visual. This analysis draws from photographic theory and from the writings of photographer and writer Julio Cortazar whose philosophy puts forward the idea of a reader who becomes the inventive co-creator of the fictional work.



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