Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Otherness: Reframing Multimodality and Aesthetics
This edited volume addresses four scholarly areas to define nineteenth-century multimodal aesthetics:
1) Nineteenth-century illness narratives as the story for theorization of “otherness”
2) Consciousness presented in nineteenth-century fiction and non-fiction as a portrayal of “self” or a reflection of “the other”
3) Alternative poetics as a historical reading of “poetical otherness” as well as different methods of reading otherness in poetical works
4) Semiotic impact of otherness in fiction and art, modified and recreated in contemporary media
The book consists of five sections, each presenting a particular mode (A. historical, B. cultural, C. theological, D. literary, and E. art history), conjoined with pedagogical theories of nineteenth century literature and canonical texts in teaching HE English subject. For its pedagogical investigation, the volume includes an extensive study of word-image hybrids, a project which was carried out and investigated at Liverpool Hope University (2013-14). Results expand on the pedagogical framework of multimodality and
nineteenth-century literature. Taking this pedagogical direction, the volume showcases a scholarly landmark, connecting these fields. The art- and art-history section of the book investigates the conception of “otherness” in the long nineteenth century based on numerous archives in the largest online art museum in the world (ARC) in New Jersey.
The content, as such, reflects “otherness” beyond limited areas of subject-specific difference, postcolonialism, Orientalism per se, etc., elaborating on “meaning-making” and “exoticism” in corresponding areas of study.