Reading Relationally: Postmodern Perspectives on Literature and Art

Reading Relationally: Postmodern Perspectives on Literature and Art

by Laurie Dale Edson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472111752

ISBN-13: 9780472111756

Pub. Date: 01/29/2001

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Reading Relationally looks at literary works alongside works of art to enrich our appreciation of what texts do and how texts mean. Laurie Edson's fresh and provocative readings of a range of literature and visual art shed new light on the contributions of writers and artists and the resonances between their work.

Reading Relationally is grounded in

…  See more details below

Overview

Reading Relationally looks at literary works alongside works of art to enrich our appreciation of what texts do and how texts mean. Laurie Edson's fresh and provocative readings of a range of literature and visual art shed new light on the contributions of writers and artists and the resonances between their work.

Reading Relationally is grounded in poststructuralist theory, feminist theory, interdisciplinary studies, and postmodern practice. It proceeds by a series of exemplary comparisons whose purpose is to unsettle habitual, codified terms of analysis and to suggest alternative ways of seeing, thinking, and organizing knowledge. The book explores reverberations between the work of Marguerite Duras and Cindy Sherman; Francis Ponge and Rene Magritte; Mallarme, Duchamp, and Calvino; Apollinaire and Picasso; Lautreamont and Dali; Rimbaud and Matisse; and Duchamp, Miro, Apollinaire, and Lichtenstein.

Written in an accessible and lively style, this interdisciplinary study will interest general readers as well as students and specialists in postmodernism and literary criticism, as well as those interested in the relationships between literature and visual art.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472111756
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
01/29/2001
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction1
Pt. 1Reading the "Object"
Ch. 1Against the Objectifying Lens: Duras, Sherman, and the Politics of Gendered Mediation9
Ch. 2The Nonreified Object: Ponge and Magritte37
Pt. 2Reading Relationally
Ch. 3The Reader, the Open Work, and Relational Logic: Mallarme, Duchamp, Calvino61
Ch. 4Reading and the Restructuring of Reality: Apollinaire and Picasso87
Ch. 5An Erotics of Excess: Lautreamont and Dali101
Ch. 6Performative Acts: Rimbaud and Matisse115
Ch. 7Reading Images with Words: Duchamp, Miro, Apollinaire, Lichtenstein129
Afterword155
Noted159
References177
Index185

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >