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

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

Forthcoming

Adina Kamien-Kazhdan
February 05, 2018

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...

Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous

Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous

Tessel M. Bauduin, Victoria Ferentinou, Daniel Zamani
October 11, 2017

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...

André Breton in Exile: The Poetics of

André Breton in Exile: The Poetics of "Occultation", 1941–1947

Victoria Clouston
September 26, 2017

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...

Surrealism and the Gothic: Castles of the Interior

Surrealism and the Gothic: Castles of the Interior

Neil Matheson
August 17, 2017

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...

The Animal Surreal: The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism

The Animal Surreal: The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism

Kirsten Strom
May 15, 2017

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...

Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyond

Vassiliki Rapti
February 27, 2017

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...

Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days

Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days

Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Michael Richardson, Ian Walker
November 23, 2016

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...

A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm

A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm

Catriona McAra
November 17, 2016

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...

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

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

Analisa Leppanen-Guerra
September 23, 2016

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....

Angela Carter and Surrealism: 'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic'

Angela Carter and Surrealism: 'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic'

Anna Watz
August 01, 2016

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,...

Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924–1939

Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924–1939

Linda Steer
July 18, 2016

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,...

Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose

Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose

Vivienne Brough-Evans
May 06, 2016

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...

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