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1 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

2 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque  Both responses to The Great War and the end of Enlightenment Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

3 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque  Both quintessential products of Modernism Modernism  Late 19 th to mid 20 th Century  Produced radically experimental (avant-garde) art: atonal music, Cubism, stream of consciousness fiction)  Anti-bourgeois and disdainful of popularity (Jarrell: “If you won’t read me, I will make sure you can’t”)  Succeeded by Postmodernism Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

4 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dada  The name is intended to evoke baby talk.  A punk-like nose-thumbing at everything sacred.  An exemplary Dada event: a poetry reading in which a half dozen poets read their work simultaneously on stage. Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

5 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dada Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism Fountain—Marcel Duchamp Duchamp Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase

6 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Surrealism  The name is intended to mean above/beyond realism Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

7 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dada and Surrealism Surrealism  Greatly influenced by Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

8 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Surrealism “As beautiful as the chance encounter of an umbrella and a sewing machine on a dissecting table.”— Comte de Lautréamont (born in Montevideo Uruguay, 1846)— from Les Chants de Maldoror Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

9 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dada and Surrealism Surrealism  Andre Breton (right): Surrealism’s “pope” Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

10 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Surrealism  An exemplary Surrealist activity: the exquisite corpse Wikipedia article on the exquisite corpse Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

11 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Salvador Dali ( ), Spanish Painter The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad. Salvador Dali Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

12 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque I believe that the moment is near when, by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality. --Salvador Dali Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

13 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Asked why he had a pet lobster (which the motorcycle-goggle- wearing Dali sometimes walked— with a leash—on the streets of Paris, he replied: “It doesn’t bark, and it knows the secrets of the deep.” Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

14 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

15 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism 1929 Un Chien Andalou

16 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Venus de Milo of the Drawers Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

17 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by Her Own Chastity Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

18 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Cannibalism in Autumn Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

19 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Metamorphosis of Narcissus Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

20 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Persistence of Memory Asked why he was so fond of limp watches in his work, Dali replied: “Because they keep such good time.” Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

21 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Soft Construction with Boiled Beans, Premonition of Civil War Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

22 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Weaning of Furniture Nutrition Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

23 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Rene Magritte ( ). Belgian Painter To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been. Rene Magritte Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

24 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Perspicacity Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

25 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Therapeutist Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

26 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Black Magic Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

27 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Son of Man Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

28 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Not to be Reproduced Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

29 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Personal Values Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

30 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Treachery of Images Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

31 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Presence of Mind Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

32 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Red Model Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

33 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Lovers Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

34 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Dangerous Liaisons Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

35 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Rape Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

36 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Time Transfixed Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

37 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Giantess Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

38 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Philosophy in the Bedroom Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

39 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Homage to Mack Sennett Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

40 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Natural Encounters Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

41 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque The Menaced Assassin Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism

42 ENGL 2020 Themes in Literature and Culture: The Grotesque Attempting the Impossible Dada & Surrealism Dada & Surrealism


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