Surrealism: Crossings/Frontiers (European Connections #18) (Paperback)

Surrealism: Crossings/Frontiers (European Connections #18) By Peter Collier (Other), Elza Adamowicz (Editor) Cover Image

Surrealism: Crossings/Frontiers (European Connections #18) (Paperback)

By Peter Collier (Other), Elza Adamowicz (Editor)

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This is book number 18 in the European Connections series.

This collection of essays, inspired by Andr Breton's concept of the limites non-fronti res of Surrealism, focuses on the crossings, intersections and margins of the surrealist movement rather than its divides and exclusion zones. Some of the essays originated as papers given at the colloquium 'Surrealism: Crossings/Frontiers' held at the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, in November 2001.
Surrealism is foregrounded as a trajectory rather than a fixed body of doctrines, radically challenging the notion of frontiers. The essays explore real and imaginary journeys, as well as the urban d rives of the surrealists and situationists. The concept of crossing, central to a reading of the dynamics at work in Surrealism, is explored in studies of the surrealist object, which eludes or elides genres, and explorations of the shifting sites of identity, as in the work of Joyce Mansour or Andr Masson. Surrealism's engagement with frontiers is further investigated through a number of revealing cases, such as a political reading of 1930s photography, the parodic rewriting of the popular 'locked room' mystery, or the surrealists' cavalier redrawing of the map of the world. The essays contribute to our understanding of the diversity and dynamism of Surrealism as an international and interdisciplinary movement.
Product Details ISBN: 9783039103287
ISBN-10: 3039103288
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: July 10th, 2006
Pages: 244
Language: English
Series: European Connections