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Intersections, Interferences, Interdisciplines

Literature with Other Arts


Edited By Haun Saussy and Gerald Gillespie

This volume advances the study of how the high arts and literature are reciprocally illuminating and interactive. Seventeen scholars from North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe demonstrate the dynamics of cross-referentiality and mixtures involving also newer and popular arts and media: photography, film, video, comics, dance, opera, computer imaging, and more. They consider an expanded universe of discourses embracing contemporary science as well as traditional subject matters. Discussions of theoretical and methodological approaches keep company here with intensively focused case studies of works in which discourses and media establish new relationships. Together, the chapters constitute a dazzling introduction to the diverse realm of imaginative products that the human mind can conjure in pondering the «when», «where», and «how» of existence.
Haun Saussy is University Professor at the University of Chicago, where he teaches courses in traditional Chinese literature and thought, contemporary global health, literary theory, and various other topics.
Gerald Gillespie is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University. Among his recent books are Proust, Mann, Joyce in the Modernist Context (2nd ed. 2010), Ludwig Tieck’s Puss-in-Boots and Theater of the Absurd (2013), and The Nightwatches of Bonaventura (2014).