This book considers the interplay between art and literature by comparing representation techniques in passages from Les Miserables with artistic techniques in selected drawings by Victor Hugo. In both his artistic and literary production, Hugo uses a composite representational strategy that blends verbal and visual elements - attempting to break free of textual and pictorial media constraints. His dual interest in text and image foreshadows contemporary expressive production, which w dominates communication.
The Author: James M. Phillips received his Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Duke University in 1997. Currently, he is the Director of Academic Computing at Mount Union College in Ohio. In addition to research on Victor Hugo, his interests also include nineteenth-century fantastical literature and the study of text and image.
James M Phillips
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
Fine Arts / Art History
Currents in Comparative Romance Languages & Literatures