Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University | Newberry

Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University

Friday, February 19, 2016

2 to 5 pm

Room 2-West

Center for American History and Culture Programs
American Art and Visual Culture Seminar

Irving’s Medium

Christopher J. Lukasik, Purdue University

Professor Lukasik’s paper comes from his new book project entitled The Image in the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. His paper will use the intermedial references found within and the subsequent media combinations generated by Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book (1819-20) as the occasion to discuss the role of images in literary history and the role of literature in the rise of mass optical media such as illustration.

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