Art and Science in Word and Image investigates the theme of ‘riddles of form’, exploring how discovery and innovation have functioned inter-dependently between art, literature and the sciences.
Using the impact of evolutionary biologist D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form on Modernist practices as springboard into the theme, contributors consider engagements with mysteries of natural form in painting, photography, fiction, etc., as well as theories about cosmic forces, and other fields of knowledge and enquiry. Hence the collection also deals with topics including cultural inscriptions of gardens and landscapes, deconstructions of received history through word and image artworks and texts, experiments in poetic materiality, graphic re-mediations of classic fiction, and textual transactions with animation and photography.
Contributors are: Dina Aleshina, Márcia Arbex, Donna T. Canada Smith, Calum Colvin, Francis Edeline, Philippe Enrico, Étienne Février, Madeline B. Gangnes, Eric T. Haskell, Christina Ionescu, Tim Isherwood, Matthew Jarron, Philippe Kaenel, Judy Kendall, Catherine Lanone, Kristen Nassif, Solange Ribeiro de Oliveira, Eric Robertson, Frances Robertson, Cathy Roche-Liger, David Skilton, Melanie Stengele, Barry Sullivan, Alice Tarbuck, Frederik Van Dam.
Keith Williams, DPhil (1991), is reader in English at the University of Dundee. He has published widely on modern literature and media, including H.G. Wells, Modernity and the Movies (2007) and James Joyce and Cinematicity: Before and After Film (forthcoming).
Jan Baetens, Ph.D. (1985), is professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Leuven. He has published widely on contemporary French poetry and word and image studies, including The Graphic Novel (2015, with Hugo Frey) and A Voix haute (2016).
Sophie Aymes, Ph.D. (2001), is senior lecturer at the University of Burgundy (France). Her research focuses on intermediality, printmaking and illustration in 20th century Britain.
Chris Murray, Ph.D (2005), is professor of Comics Studies at the University of Dundee. He has published widely on comics and graphic novels, including Champions of the Oppressed: Superhero Comics, Popular Culture and Propaganda in America during World War Two (2011), and The British Superhero (2017). He is co-editor of the journal Studies in Comics.
Acknowledgments List of Figures Notes on Contributors
Part 1: On Growth and Form, I: Engagements with D’Arcy Thompson’s Biomorphism in Word and Image
Forme et croissance, I: Le Biomorphisme selon D’arcy Thompson à l’épreuve du texte et de l’image 1 Riddles of Form: D’Arcy Thompson in Word and Image Matthew Jarron 2 The Influence of D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Formon the British Painters of the St. Ives School: The View from Russia Dina Aleshina
Part 2: On Growth and Form, Ii: Exploring Spirals in Nature, Literature and Art
Forme et croissance, Ii: La Spirale dans la nature, la littérature et les arts 3 Beyond Formalism: Spirals in Photography from Steichen to Weston Philippe Kaenel 4 Profondeur et relief de la spirale chez Marcel Duchamp Márcia Arbex et Philippe Enrico 5 Stone Spirals and Retro Fiction: Tracy Chevalier, Joan Thomas, and Mary Anning Catherine Lanone
Part 3: The Scientific Imagination and Spacetime Visions
Imaginaire scientifique et représentations de l’espace-temps 6 A Man of Vision: Robert Duncan Milne’s Scientific Fiction and Cinematic Time Barry Sullivan 7 Wars of the Worlds: H.G. Wells’s Ekphrastic Style in Word and Image Madeline B. Gangnes 8 “Space and Time, Sublimated”: Science in Balla, Boccioni, Cendrars, and Survage Eric Robertson
Part 4 Avant-gardening: (Horti)cultural Frontiers Past and Present Jardins et paysages: Des frontières (horti)culturelles hier et aujourd’hui 9 Diary of a Scotch Gardener: Thomas Blaikie, Travel Writing, and the Construction of Monceau and Bagatelle Donna T. Canada-Smith 10 Reading Eden’s Riddles: Words in the Landscape, Texts in the Garden Eric T. Haskell 11 Thomas Telford’s Tour in the Highlands: Shaping the Wild Landscape through Word and Image Frances Robertson
Part 5: Palimpsestuous Histories: Excavating Time in Visual Art and Writing
Histoires palimpsestueuses: Formes écrites et formes visuelles de l’exploration temporelle 12 Burnsiana Calum Colvin 13 The Art of Adriana Varejão: A Challenge to Brazilian Official History Solange Ribeiro de Oliveira 14 Les Palimpsestes de Tom Phillips Francis Edeline 15 Uncovering the Self: Explorations of Recovery in J.L. Carr’s A Month in the Country Melanie Stengele
Part 6: (Typo)graphic Poetry
Poésie (typo)graphiqu 16 Warblers and Wild Strawberries: Rewards for Looking in the Works of Moschatel Press Alice Tarbuck 17 New Forms for New Explorations and Experiences Cathy Roche-Liger 18 Mapping the Text: A Practice-Led Analysis of the Creative Interfaces between Typography and Text Tim Isherwood and Judy Kendall
Part 7: Riddles of the Ninth Art: Exploring Adaptation in Graphic Novels
Énigmes du neuvième art: L’Adaptation dans les romans graphiques 19 Trollope and Millais: Words and Images That Illustrate Each Other David Skilton 20 Adapting as a Form of Remediation: A Benjaminian Perspective Frederik Van Dam
Part 8: Intermedial Circuits
(Re)Charging Texts through Images and Images through Text Parcours intermédiaux: (Re)lectures croisées du texte et de l’image 21 Exploring the World with Rockwell Kent’s Candide: Intermedial Translation, Paratextual Framing, and Iconographic Landscape Christina Ionescu 22 Manufacturing Wonder: Animating Pictures in Steven Millhauser’s Fiction Étienne Février 23 Duane Michals: “Photographing Nothing” Kristen Nassif
Anyone interested in creative relations between art, literature, and other disciplines, especially the natural and physical sciences; specifically, how such relations manifest in forms based on word and image transactions.