Johanna Hartmann

Literary Visuality in Siri Hustvedt’s Works

Erscheinungsdatum: 01.03.2016, 328 Seiten ISBN: 978-3-8260-5601-7
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Autor*innen:Johanna Hartmann

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Beschreibung

Within the last couple of years Siri Hustvedt has become one of the most productive contemporary American writers of fiction. Nevertheless, only slowly literary scholarship pays adequate attention to her complex narratives. This study aims to fi ll this gap by interpreting all her to date published novels from an approach termed “literary visuality,” a theoretical framework that combines concepts of intermediality and ekphrasis with a phenomenological perspective. Hustvedt’s novels are analyzed in a way that allows to draw conclusions concerning the development of Hustvedt’s prose oeuvre but also to locate her work in the context of contemporary American literature. The study argues that through Hustvedt’s stimulation of the visual sense by means of detailed descriptive passages, the texts acquire an aesthetic dimension that oscillates between the static and the dynamic. Moreover these descriptions serve as instructions for acts of visualization in the reader, one of the central reasons for the increasing appeal of Hustvedt’s novels.
Die Autorin Johanna Hartmann has taught American literature at the University of Augsburg since 2010. In her research she focuses on intermediality, literary visuality, and ekphrasis in contemporary American literature and American drama. Among her recent publications (both 2015) are the collected volumes Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt’s Works: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (DeGruyter, together with Christine Marks and Hubert Zapf) and Censorship and Exile (V&R Verlag, together with Hubert Zapf).

Autor*innen

Hartmann, Johanna

Johanna Hartmann has taught American literature at the University of Augsburg since 2010. In her research she focuses on intermediality, literary visuality, and ekphrasis in contemporary American literature and American drama. Among her recent publications (both 2015) are the collected volumes, Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt’s Works: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ (DeGruyter, together with Christine Marks and Hubert Zapf) and Censorship and Exile (V&R Verlag, together with Hubert Zapf).

Zusätzliche Information

Gewicht0,61 kg
Größe15.5 × 23.5 cm (B × H)
Seiten328
Erscheinungsdatum01.03.2016
ISBN978-3-8260-5601-7   //   9783826056017
ISBN 13978-3-82-605601-7
ISBN 10978-3-82605-601-7
EinbandartKartoniert
SpracheEnglisch
Reihetext & theorie
Reihe Nr.16
VerlagKönigshausen & Neumann
Verlags-Code05/5108091