Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics
Edited by Gavin Parkinson
Gavin Parkinson is Lecturer in European Modernism at the Courtauld Institute of Art. His previous books include 'Surrealism, Art and Modern Science: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology' (Yale University Press, 2008) and 'The Duchamp Book' (Tate Publishing, 2008).
Acknowledgments List of illustrations Introduction 1. Abigail Susik - Surrealism and Jules Verne: Navigating Context, Intertext and Subtext for a Collage by Max Ernst 2. Barnaby Dicker - André Breton, Rodolphe Töpffer and the Automatic Message 3. Jonathan P. Eburne - Approximate Life: The Tribulations of Mr. Wzz… 4. Gilda Axelroud - René Magritte’s 'Vache' Paintings and 'Les Pieds nickelés': A Bataillean Reassessment 5. Gavin Parkinson - Possible Worlds: Surrealism, Michel Carrouges, and the Critical Reception of Anglo-American Science Fiction in France 6. Joanna Pawlik - The Comic Book Conditions of Chicago Surrealism 7. Jeannette Baxter - Accident and Apocalypse in Alan Burns’s 'Europe after the Rain' 8. Gavin Parkinson - Surrealist Painting as Science Fiction: Considering J.G. Ballard’s Innate Releasing Mechanism 9. Julia Pine - A Fantastic Voyage: Mapping Salvador Dalí’s Science Fiction World of Tomorrow 10. Elliott King - Ten Recipes for Immortality: A Study in Dalínian Science and Paranoiac Fictions Bibliography Index
Parkinson has done an admirable job adding details and signposts to the endless journey of Surrealism.
Laura Winton Rain Taxi
A timely and fascinating collection that raises important contemporary questions and speaks to several disciplines.
Publication: May 5, 2015
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies