The Art of the Text

Visuality in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literary and Other Media

Editor(s) Susan Harrow

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism, Modern Languages

Series: Studies in Visual Culture

  • September 2013 · 256 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9780708326596
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708326602
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165797

About The Book

The Art of the Text contributes to the fast-developing dialogue between textual studies and visual culture studies. It focuses on the processes through which writers think and readers respond visually and, in essays by researchers in literature, screen and visual studies, the volume explores the visuality of the literary and non-literary text, with a sustained focus on French material of the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Visuality is appraised here not as a state, but as a set of processes of adaptation, resistance, negotiation, and transformation. By reading visually, the contributors here reactivate the visual-textual relations of canonical texts - from Romanticism to Naturalism, Surrealism to high Modernism; from film to fan literature, television to picture language.

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Susan Harrow

Susan Harrow is Ashley Watkins Professor of French at the University of Bristol. Her research interests lie in modern poetry and narrative, and in the interrelation of literary modernism and visual culture. She is the author of books on modern French poetry and narrative.

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