Activity: Talk or presentation types › Festival, exhibition, performance
As part of the weekend festival's events, I gave a public talk entitled ''The Shape of Water, According to Victor Hugo' on the both the philosophical and artistic importance of water in Hugo's work (and broadening the usual critical focus from the aquatic to the aqueous), I explored the fluidity of Hugo’s Romantic imagination and its dissolving effects on his poetics. The water cycle itself embodied the ebb and flow that he sensed in the world’s natural order, and situating the seas within that cycle allows for a more ambitious reading of their significance in his literature and painting.
23 Jun 2018
Victor Hugo in Guernsey: Including the World Premiere of 'The Intervention'