Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text
Painting Words: Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text addresses the importance of dialogue between art and literature, text and image in our image-saturated era. In a globalized world, isolation and compartmentalization hinder us back, whereas the Romantic idea of belonging urges us to look beyond and to build bridges. Bearing this Romantic spirit in mind, rather than focusing on a traditional paragonal approach, this book puts forward the benefits of alliance by offering an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspective. Illustrations are included to guide the reader into comparativism and intermedial encounters, while providing an inspiring overview of the literary and visual department both in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. The different essays lead us through an aesthetic exploratory journey by the hand of Cervantes, Shakespeare, Felicia Hemans, Emily Eden, William Wordsworth, Edgar A. Poe, Flannery O’Connor, N. Scott Momaday, José Joaquín de Mora, Wallace Stevens and José Ángel Valente, among others.
Editors, Beatriz González Moreno and Fernando González Moreno have brought together an international group of scholars around the idea of "painting words," which they define as the pictorial ability of language to stir the reader’s imagination and the way illustrators have "read" literary works over the course of centuries. Many traditional comparative studies examine literature belonging to specific time periods or movements, far less frequently do they bridge visual culture with text-- Painting Words: Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text aims to do just that.
Table of Contents
Section I. Old Concepts in New Garments: Ut Pictura Poesis and Ekphrasis
Chapter 1. "The Presence of Ut Pictura Poesis in the Works of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes"
Chapter 2. "Allegorical Images from Don Quixote"
Chapter 3. "Wordsworth’s Ekphrastic Poetry: Wandering the Realms of Visual Arts"
Section II. The Sister Arts in the English Long-Nineteenth Century
Chapter 4. "Embellishing the Poetic Text: Felicia Hemans and Female Aesthetic Education in the Nineteenth-Century British Annuals"
Chapter 5. "Painting the City: Urban Life in Women Romantic Poetry"
Chapter 6. "’Every Line, Hue, and Shadow’: Depicting Horror through the Discourse of the Visual Arts in Sheridan Le Fanu’s Fiction"
Section III. Intermedial Encounters in America
Chapter 7. "The Pictorial Richness of Poe’s Oeuvre"
Chapter 8. "The Literary (Caricatures) of Flannery O’Connor"
Section IV. Where the Future lies: Transatlantic Interdisciplinarity
Chapter 10. "William Blake in the Hispanic World: José Joaquín de Mora’s Meditaciones Poéticas (1826)"
Chapter 11. "Paul Klee in Wallace Stevens’s, José Lezama Lima’s and José Ángel Valente’s Essays on Art"
Dr Beatriz González-Moreno is a Tenured Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, where she teaches English Literature.
Dr Fernando González Moreno is a Tenured Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, where he teaches Art History, and is Associate Dean at the Facultad de Humanidades in Albacete (UCLM).