This book is an offering. It contains eighteen essays in honour of Timothy Mathews, written by leading scholars in the fields of French, Comparative Literature, Visual Culture and Creative Critical Writing. These essays examine the power of serendipitous encounter between artists, thinkers and artistic media as well as the importance of creative interjection in the arts and humanities. They advance fresh interpretations of some important figures in twentieth-century European culture – Apollinaire, Beckett, Benjamin, Calvino, Dalí, Genet, Nooteboom, Roubaud – using modes of reading that are both intellectually brave and open to fragility, intimate as well as critical, at once playful and earnest. They bring texts and artworks into relation in order to amply demonstrate that relation itself is a form of thinking.
- XVI, 302
- ISBN (Book)
- Comparative Literature Creative Critical Writing French Studies Thinking Through Relation Florian Mussgnug Mathelinda Nabugodi Thea Petrou
- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 2021. XVI, 302 pp., 9 fig. col., 10 fig. b/w, 1 table.