Studies in Surrealism

Studies in Surrealism

Series Editor:

With scholarly interest in Surrealism greater than ever, the Studies in Surrealism series serves as a forum for key areas of Surrealist inquiry today. This series extends the ongoing academic and popular interest in Surrealism, evident in recent studies that have rethought established areas of Surrealist activity and engagement, including those of politics, the object, photography, crime, and modern physics. Expanding and adding various lines of inquiry, books in the series examine Surrealism's intersections with philosophical, social, artistic, and literary themes. Potential subjects to be examined in the context of Surrealism include but are not limited to: nature; queer studies; humor and play; science; theory in the 1950s and 1960s; the New Novel; Surrealist activities beyond Paris. Proposals are welcomed for both monographs and essay collections dealing with the above subjects or with discussions of Surrealism in other aspects and genres. Monographic writings on artists and writers who have been generally overlooked by English-language scholarship (for instance, Victor Brauner, Toyen, Jorge Camacho) would also fall within the scope of this series.

  • Remaking the Readymade: Duchamp, Man Ray, and the Conundrum of the Replica book cover

    Remaking the Readymade

    Duchamp, Man Ray, and the Conundrum of the Replica

    By Adina Kamien-Kazhdan

    Replication and originality are central concepts in the artistic oeuvres of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. Remaking the Readymade reveals the underlying and previously unexplored processes and rationales for the collaboration between Duchamp, Man Ray, and Arturo Schwarz on the replication of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18 
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  • Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous book cover

    Surrealism, Occultism and Politics

    In Search of the Marvellous

    Edited by Tessel M. Bauduin, Victoria Ferentinou, Daniel Zamani

    This volume examines the relationship between occultism and Surrealism, specifically exploring the reception and appropriation of occult thought, motifs, tropes and techniques by Surrealist artists and writers in Europe and the Americas, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Its central focus is the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-11
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  • André Breton in Exile: The Poetics of

    André Breton in Exile

    The Poetics of "Occultation", 1941–1947

    By Victoria Clouston

    Following the journey of André Breton, the leader of the Surrealist movement, into exile during the Second World War, the author of this book traces the trajectory of his thought and poetic output from 1941–1948. Through a close examination of the major – and as yet little studied – works…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
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  • Surrealism and the Gothic: Castles of the Interior book cover

    Surrealism and the Gothic

    Castles of the Interior

    By Neil Matheson

    Surrealism and the Gothic is the first book-length analysis of the role played by the gothic in both the initial emergence of surrealism and at key moments in its subsequent development as an art and literary movement. The book argues the strong and sustained influence, not only of the classic…

    Hardback – 2017-08-17
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  • The Animal Surreal: The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism book cover

    The Animal Surreal

    The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism

    By Kirsten Strom

    The Animal Surreal situates Surrealism within the burgeoning field of Animal Studies by examining Surrealist representations of nonhuman animals through the lens of Darwinian theory. Unlike Marx and Freud, Darwin was rarely cited by name as a source for the Surrealists, and yet his influence is…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
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  • Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond book cover

    Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

    By Vassiliki Rapti

    Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared to poetry and painting. This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days book cover

    Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia

    On the Needles of Days

    By Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Michael Richardson, Ian Walker

    Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days sheds much-needed light on the location of the greatest concentration of Surrealist photography and examines the culture and tradition within which it has taken root and flourished. The volume explores a rich and important…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
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  • A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm book cover

    A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm

    By Catriona McAra

    In A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm, Catriona McAra offers the first critical study of the literary work of the celebrated American painter and sculptor Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012). McAra fills a major gap in the scholarship, repositioning Tanning’s writing at the centre of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17
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  • Children's Stories and 'Child-Time' in the Works of Joseph Cornell and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde book cover

    Children's Stories and 'Child-Time' in the Works of Joseph Cornell and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde

    By Analisa Leppanen-Guerra

    Focusing on his evocative and profound references to children and their stories, Children's Stories and 'Child-Time' in the Works of Joseph Cornell and the Transatlantic Avant-Garde studies the relationship between the artist's work on childhood and his search for a transfigured concept of time.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
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  • Angela Carter and Surrealism: 'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic' book cover

    Angela Carter and Surrealism

    'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic'

    By Anna Watz

    In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01
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  • Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924–1939 book cover

    Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924–1939

    By Linda Steer

    The first monograph to analyze the Surrealist gesture of photographic appropriation, this study examines "found" photographs in three French Surrealist reviews published in the 1920s and 1930s: La Révolution surréaliste, edited by André Breton; Documents, edited by Georges Bataille; and Minotaure,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
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  • Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose book cover

    Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose

    By Vivienne Brough-Evans

    Vivienne Brough-Evans proposes a compelling new way of reevaluating aspects of international surrealism by means of the category of divin fou, and consequently deploys theories of sacred ecstasy as developed by the Collège de Sociologie (1937–39) as a critical tool in shedding new light on the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06
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  • Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism book cover

    Consuming Surrealism in American Culture

    Dissident Modernism

    By Sandra Zalman

    Consuming Surrealism in American Culture: Dissident Modernism argues that Surrealism worked as a powerful agitator to disrupt dominant ideas of modern art in the United States. Unlike standard accounts that focus on Surrealism in the U.S. during the 1940s as a point of departure for the ascendance…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04
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  • Reading Claude Cahun's Disavowals book cover

    Reading Claude Cahun's Disavowals

    By Jennifer L. Shaw

    The first monograph on a Surrealist cult classic, Reading Claude Cahun's Disavowals offers a comprehensive account of Cahun's most important published work, Aveux non avenus (Disavowals), 1930. Jennifer L. Shaw provides an encompassing interpretation of this groundbreaking work, paying careful…

    Hardback – 2013-12-20
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  • Found Sculpture and Photography from Surrealism to Contemporary Art book cover

    Found Sculpture and Photography from Surrealism to Contemporary Art

    Edited by Anna Dezeuze, Julia Kelly

    Taking its departure point from the 1933 surrealist photographs of ’involuntary sculptures’ by Brassaï and Dalí, Found Sculpture and Photography from Surrealism to Contemporary Art offers fresh perspectives on the sculptural object by relating it to both surrealist concerns with chance and the…

    Hardback – 2013-04-22
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  • Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde book cover

    Maruja Mallo and the Spanish Avant-Garde

    By Shirley Mangini

    The first book in English on Maruja Mallo, this volume is an insightful examination of the life and work of this seminal artist of the Spanish avant-garde. Previously sidelined by a culture that treated women as "insider-outsiders" and by her own mythmaking, Mallo no longer can be viewed as simply…

    Hardback – 2010-06-16
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