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Miraeus lecture: The Visual Afterlives of Literary Classics

Spreker: Nathalie Collé (Université de Lorraine)
Datum: 18 maart 2020, 19 uur
Nottebohmzaal van de Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Hendrik Conscienceplein 4
B-2000 Antwerpen

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My intention in this lecture is first to trace briefly the genesis of Afterlife Studies, then to outline the evolution of the concept of “afterlife” from the metaphysical to the textual and then the (icono)graphic and/or visual sphere, and finally to explain what I mean by “graphic/visual afterlife/ves”. I will eventually assess how the terms apply not only to book- but also to non-book-illustration. In approaching Illustration Studies from the perspective of Afterlife Studies, I would like to show that “illustration” is a much broader concept and reality than has often been claimed, and an essential one when it comes to the production, diffusion, consumption and perpetuation of literary texts, as well as to the formation of the canon.

Deze Miraeus Lecture is een initiatief van de Vlaamse Werkgroep Boekgeschiedenis en geniet de steun van:

Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Vereniging van Antwerpse Bibliofielen