Literary Visuality

Exploring the Visual Qualities of Literature

The Monster Within: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Fascinating Sculptures of Mark Prent

Originally posted on monsterivity:
In February of this year, I gave a paper at UCC’s School of English Research Seminar series on motherhood, monstrosity, and the artistic technique of anamorphosis.…

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guest Blog: 10 Examples of Ekphrasis in Contemporary Literature

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
By Patrick Smith, Bainbridge State College, Georgia Writers have drawn on vivid descriptions of the visual arts to enhance their work since Homer famously used…

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

World Art Day: Samuel Forde in Context

Originally posted on The Samuel Forde Project:
To celebrate World Art Day (15 April) we thought we’d do something a little bit different… As an historical, art historical and literary hybrid, our…

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finding Literary Visuality

Today marks almost exactly a year since I set up the Literary Visuality blog. Originally conceived of as a reflection of my wider research interests, I now find myself looking back … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Illustrating Holmes: The indelible contribution of Sidney Paget

I don’t quite know why but always at this time of year I think of Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes stories. Perhaps it has something to do with the countless BBC and ITV adaptations, new and … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Windows in the Writing”: The Draw of the Illustrated Edition

In a letter to her friend Virginia Woolf dated 5 January 1940, Elizabeth Bowen writes of an illustrated French edition of Maupassant she had recently read. Reflecting on the power of the images that … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Visualising Place: Elizabeth Bowen’s London

On a recent research trip to London, I seized the opportunity to make a few literature-related pit-stops during my free time. Unsurprisingly, given my thesis topic, these were invariably connected to Elizabeth Bowen … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment