Thinking Through Relation: Encounters in Creative Critical Writing
Edited by Florian Mussgnug, Mathelinda Nabugodi and Thea Petrou
This book is an offering: it contains eighteen essays in honour of Timothy Mathews, written by leading scholars in the fields of French, Comparative Literature, Visual Culture and Creative Critical Writing. These essays examine the power of serendipitous encounter between artists, thinkers and artistic media as well as the importance of creative interjection in the arts and humanities. They advance fresh interpretations of some important figures in twentieth-century European culture – Apollinaire, Beckett, Benjamin, Calvino, Dalí, Genet, Nooteboom, Roubaud – using modes of reading that are both intellectually brave and open to fragility, intimate as well as critical, at once playful and earnest. And – it has a very pretty cover with a bunch of violets by Édouard Manet.