The Resource Illustration, J. Hillis Miller

Illustration, J. Hillis Miller

Label
Illustration
Title
Illustration
Statement of responsibility
J. Hillis Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Positioning himself in the slippery divide between two highly charged critical approaches--deconstruction and cultural studies--J. Hillis Miller explains why the split occurred and offers, for the first time, an eloquent analysis of the goals and methods of cultural studies. Miller's Illustration is an intellectual adventure that transgresses the boundaries of critical theory to reveal the ideological forces at work. The result, art critic Norman Bryson concludes, "is an extraordinary performance." In a positive, constructive way, Miller describes cultural studies as, primarily, a means of contextualizing works of art. Relating the assumptions behind this approach to recent social, political, and technological changes, he shows how cultural studies is itself subject to its context and thus perhaps misguided insofar as it portrays art objects as "mere illustration." In particular, Miller considers new forms of electronic research in the humanities which, with their vast, homogenizing effect on data, can compel a critic to reconfigure information--in fact, to create the context that he or she means simply to identify. To illustrate this phenomenon, Miller investigates one topic of importance for cultural studies: the relation of verbal and visual forms in multimedia works. Drawing examples from Twain, Gorey, Mallarme, James, Ruskin, Heidegger, Dickens, and Turner, he shows how neither word nor image takes priority in such collaborations; nor is either a mere representation of a pre-existing reality. The transformations wrought by cultural artifacts on their contexts, Miller contends, must be identified through detailed and vigilant "rhetorical" readings if the force of a work of art is to be passed on into the current cultural situation. And for the new form these readings take, the reader-critic must in turn assume responsibility
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, J. Hillis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NX640
LC item number
.M55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts
  • Deconstruction
  • Art criticism
  • Arts
  • Déconstruction
  • Critique d'art
  • Art criticism
  • Arts
  • Deconstruction
Label
Illustration, J. Hillis Miller
Link
https://archive.org/details/illustration00mill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-166)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The work of cultural criticism in the age of digital reproduction. Politicizing art -- What are cultural studies? -- Benjamin -- The technology of cultural studies -- The Thoreau prototype -- The aporias of cultural studies -- Inaugurative responsibility -- Part two. Word and image. Images et textes -- Ruskin -- Heidegger -- Ruskin on Holbein -- Dickens and Phiz -- Turner -- Turner's doublings -- Turner as second sun -- Goethe -- Return to Turner -- The 'Sun of Venice' going to sea -- The critic as illustrator
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9780674443570
Lccn
91028136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
45 ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24212579
  • (OCoLC)ocm24212579
Label
Illustration, J. Hillis Miller
Link
https://archive.org/details/illustration00mill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-166)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The work of cultural criticism in the age of digital reproduction. Politicizing art -- What are cultural studies? -- Benjamin -- The technology of cultural studies -- The Thoreau prototype -- The aporias of cultural studies -- Inaugurative responsibility -- Part two. Word and image. Images et textes -- Ruskin -- Heidegger -- Ruskin on Holbein -- Dickens and Phiz -- Turner -- Turner's doublings -- Turner as second sun -- Goethe -- Return to Turner -- The 'Sun of Venice' going to sea -- The critic as illustrator
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9780674443570
Lccn
91028136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
45 ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24212579
  • (OCoLC)ocm24212579

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