Intertextuality of Personosphere as a Factor of Genre Metamorphicality: Clifford Simak’s Novel “Shakespeare’s Planet”
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The article deals with the issue of intertextual potential of the personosphere of Clifford Simak’s novel Shakespeare’s Planet, as well as investigates its generative function in the process of gender-making (from science fiction to a crossover of a fantasy type). This gender’s metamorphicality is ensured by a creative significance of a confocal character, which is presented in the text by William Shakespeare. The personosphere of the text understudies rests on the opposition “mine-thine”, which forms twin dichotomous rings. The authors of the article conclude that the intertextual image of Shakespeare is of a reincarnational nature, being eventually implemented in the simulacrum of the proto-text.