Porous Boundaries

Texts and Images in Twentieth-Century French Culture

by Jérôme Game (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 164 Pages
Series: Modern French Identities, Volume 44


After the key moments of the livre d’artiste (from Manet/Mallarmé to Picasso/Reverdy) and Surrealist art, how did the text/image relationship evolve in twentieth-century French culture? By what epistemological and aesthetic frameworks was it determined and, in turn, what new signs and practices, what new meanings did it produce? This book offers a series of answers to these questions by looking at several case studies including Marguerite Duras’ filmic rewriting, Pierre Klossowski’s shift from writing to painting, contemporary video-poetry, Gilles Deleuze’s philosophical engagement with Bacon and Giacometti, and CD-Rom aesthetics. What brings the various essays in this volume together is a challenging new reading of the text/image relationship as a porous boundary through which texts and images no longer merely illustrate or stand by each other but interpenetrate, hybridise or restructure one another.


ISBN (Softcover)
Künste Intermedialität Geschichte 1900-2000 Aesthetic Cinema Video-poetry Thought Frankreich French culture Aufsatzsammlung
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2007. 164 pp.

Biographical notes

Jérôme Game (Volume editor)

The Editor: Jérôme Game is Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Philosophy at the American University of Paris. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 2002 and was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities at University College London (2002-2004). He is currently working on a book on Jean Eustache.


Title: Porous Boundaries