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    Illustrations as reactions: three nineteenth-century readings of 'La Nouvelle Héloïse'

    Lewis, Ann (2007) Illustrations as reactions: three nineteenth-century readings of 'La Nouvelle Héloïse'. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century (SVEC) 2007 (06), pp. 103-32. ISSN 0435-2866.

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    This article considers the series of illustrations to three nineteenth-century editions of 'Julie, ou La Nouvelle Héloïse' as specific forms of reaction to the original novel, and also to their own artistic and literary contexts. Taking illustrations by Achille Devéria (1826), Tony Johannot (1845), and Edmond Hédouin with Adolphe Lalauze (1889) as case studies, this article argues that in their specific choices of subject-matter, iconographical representation, and captions, these series of illustrations provide a very particular form of relay between model, copy and reader. Not only do they constitute ‘readings’ of the text (its themes, elements of its form, and its generic affiliation), but they also anticipate the horizon of expectations of their readers, and in their selective representation of the novel, affect the reading encounter.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Within an edited collection of nine cross-disciplinary articles entitled 'The Discursive Culture: Reaction and Interaction, Text and Context', ed. by Mark Darlow and Caroline Warman ISBN: 9870729409087
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 'Julie ou La Nouvelle Héloïse', reception studies, text-and-image studies, illustration
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Aesthetics of Kinship and Community, Birkbeck Research in (BRAKC)
    Depositing User: Ann Lewis
    Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 12:46
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:34


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