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Title: Eating/cannibalism as a metaphor for interarts relationships, Thyestes, Carroll's Alice stories, and The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover
Authors: Hughes, Shona Anne
Issue Date: 1-Mar-1997
Abstract: My purpose in this thesis is deliberately to trouble interarts scholarship by examining what has tended to be relatively subliminal: namely the cannibalistic nature of image/text relationships. Specifically, this thesis will explore how the theme of cannibalism/eating inserts itself into interarts theory and practice and how it functions as a metaphor for relationships between the arts. While the depiction of food and drink has long been and remains a "collective obsession" for artists, and while this century has seen a significant number of studies concerned with the way food is depicted in a single medium (i.e., paintings of food, or poems about food), my study differs from those of the past in several ways: (1) my concern is less with food per se and more with eating and in turn with the way that the eater/eaten relationship is analogous to the way that the various arts are ranked; (2) the texts I will be examining have a multimedia character, and my focus is on how both the verbal and the visual media are enlisted to deal with the eating issue; and (3) I place both interarts collaboration and interarts rivalry in the context of the eater/eaten relationship. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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