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Visual Sterneana: Graphic Afterlives and a Sense of Infinite Mobility

Abstract : This article explores how the notion of mobility resonates with visual responses to Sterne’s fiction (1996-2016). With a specific focus on migration patterns of the Sterne/Tristram/Yorick triad, it is argued that artists have created, in a variety of media, a body of visual Sterneana characterised by embedded imaginary spaces and multiple interpretative frames through a fluctuating proximity with the text and the enduring ubiquity of eighteenth-century images in the form of graphic afterlives. Emblematic motifs and isolated fragments, as well as circulation in cyberspace, also raise the issue of how the word and image relationship is continuously reconfigured.
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Brigitte Friant-Kessler. Visual Sterneana: Graphic Afterlives and a Sense of Infinite Mobility. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS), 2016, 39 (4), pp.643-662. ⟨10.1111/1754-0208.12420⟩. ⟨hal-03236919⟩



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