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Sillages critiques is an academic peer-reviewed journal devoted to the arts and literatures of anglophone cultures. It is the e-journal of  VALE : Voix Anglophones, Littérature et Esthétique (E.D. IV, Faculté des Lettres, Sorbonne Université). The journal, which is listed in the DOAJ, publishes cutting-edge articles on topics and research issues explored by the VALE Research Centre, but also invites proposals for thematic issues and submissions for its varia section.

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35 | 2023
The Poetics of Framing, Performing Frames in the Visual Arts

La Fabrique du cadre dans les arts visuels
Edited by Gwendolyne Cressman, Fanny Moghaddassi and Rémi Vuillemin
The Poetics of Framing, Performing frames in the Visual Arts
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This collection of essays investigates the question of the frame from various angles such as art history, literary studies, visual studies and intermediality. Located at the junction between the external and the internal space of the work of art, the frame deploys the extent of its power as it is about to make the work happen. It is understood as a process that takes place in the interaction between the work of art and the space exterior to it. It thus problematizes the connections between the work and its spatial environment and more largely its cultural and political/ideological implications. The collection gathers essays focusing on painting, photography, manuscript studies, and literature, and analyses works produced in Anglophone countries (from the British Isles to the United States, from Canada to Australia) from the Middle Ages to the present.

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