Victor Hugo in Guernsey Conference 2018

Stephens, B. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance

Description

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.
Period23 Jun 2018
Event titleVictor Hugo in Guernsey: Including the World Premiere of 'The Intervention'
Event typeFestival
LocationSt Peter Port, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational