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Picturing the Language of Images

Editor(s): Nancy Pedri, Laurence Petit
Contributors: Emilie Bourdarot, Tahia Thaddeus Kamp, J’Lyn Chapman, Pierre Floquet, Liliane Louvel, Vassilena Kolarova,

Book Description

Picturing the Language of Images is a collection of thirty-three previously unpublished essays that explore the complex and ever-evolving interaction between the verbal and the visual. The uniqueness of this volume lies in its bringing together scholars from around the world to provide a broad synchronic and diachronic exploration of the relationship between text and image, as well as a reflection on the limits of representation through a re-thinking of the very acts of reading and viewing. While covering a variety of media—such as literature, painting, photography, film and comics—across time—from the 18th century to the 21st century—this collection also provides a special focus on the work of particular authors, such as A. S. Byatt, W. G. Sebald, and Art Spiegelman.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5438-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5438-7
Date of Publication: 01/12/2013
Pages / Size: 560 / A5
Price: £59.99


Nancy Pedri is Associate Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Her major fields of research include word-and-image relations in contemporary literature, photography in fiction and comics studies. She has co-edited several volumes on word-and-image studies.

Laurence Petit is Associate Professor of English at Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3, France. She has published many articles on the relationship between literature and the visual arts in contemporary British and American fiction. She is co-editor of several volumes on text and image.