Littératures et théories esthétiques


 Willam Blake et les Préraphaélites (A. Kerhervé)

Ce cours portera sur l’œuvre de William Blake et sa relation aux idées préraphaélites. Il abordera à la fois les gravures, tableaux et poèmes de Blake et les tableaux et textes préraphaélites, notamment ceux de Millais, Hunt, Rossetti, Morris et Swinburne. 

Bibliographie :

  • William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, notes by David Punter, London: York Press, 2003.
  • William Blake, The complete illuminated books, with an introduction by David Bindman, London: Thames & Hudson, 2001.
  • Aurélie Petiot, Le Préraphaélisme, Paris: Citadelles & Mazenod, 2019.
  • D. S. R. Welland, The Pre-Raphaelites in Literature and Art. London: George G. Harrap & Co, 1953
  • John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, introduction by Sir Arnold Lunn. London: J. M. Dent & sons, [1956].

From text to paratext & from word to word-image: Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things (C. Manfredi)

Drawing from Alasdair Gray’s 1992 rewriting of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this course will first (re-)introduce students to the notions of paratextuality and interpicturality (from rewriting to re-painting or re-drawing). By focusing on Gray’s neo-Victorian, “sham gothic”, and verbo-visual novel, this course will encourage students to investigate the complex status of the word-image relationship and look for new ways of rethinking formal, aesthetic and ontological relations among media, arts and politics, as well as between art and science.

Compulsory reading:

  • Alasdair Gray, Poor Things, Bloomsbury, 1992
  • (Alasdair Gray, Unlikely Stories, Mostly, Penguin, 1984)

Critical bibliography:

  • Robert Crawford and Thom Nairn (eds), The Arts of Alasdair Gray, Edinburgh University Press, 1991
  • Gérard Genette, Seuils, Seuil, 1987
  • Gérard Genette: Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation
  • Louis Hébert, Lucie Guillemette (dir.), Intertextualité, interdiscursivité et intermédialité, Presses Universitaires de Laval, 2009
  • Liliane Louvel, Texte/Image. Images à lire, textes à voir, PUR, 2002
  • Liliane Louvel, Le Tiers pictural: Pour une critique intermédiale, PUR, 2010
  • Liliane Louvel, Poetics of the Iconotext, trad. Laurence Petit, Ashgate, 2011
  • Henk Oosterling & Ewa Plonowska Ziarek (eds.), Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics, Lexington, 2012