This excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism blends expert synthesis of the latest scholarship with completely new research, offering historical coverage as well as in-depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender.
This book provides an excellent overview of new research on Dada and Surrealism from some of the finest established and up-and-coming scholars in the field
Offers historical coverage as well as in depth discussion of thematic areas ranging from criminality to gender
One of the first studies to produce global coverage of the two movements, it also includes a section dealing with the critical and cultural aftermath of Dada and Surrealism in the later twentieth century
Dada and Surrealism are arguably the most popular areas of modern art, both in the academic and public spheres
David Hopkins is Professor of Art History at the University of Glasgow. An acknowledged expert on Dada and Surrealism, he has published widely on these movements, and on artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst. His books include Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst: The Bride Shared (1998) and Dada s Boys: Masculinity After Duchamp (2007). He is also author of the bestselling short guide to the subject, Dada and Surrealism: A Short Introduction (2004).
List of Figures viii Editor xi Notes on Contributors xii Acknowledgments xvii Introduction 1 David Hopkins Part I Histories/Geographies 19 1 Dada's Genesis: Zurich 21 Debbie Lewer 2 Neue Jugend: A Case Study in Berlin Dada 38 Sherwin Simmons 3 Dada Migrations: Definition, Dispersal, and the Case of Schwitters 54 Michael White 4 New York Dada: From End to Beginning 70 David Hopkins 5 Nothing, Ventured: Paris Dada into Surrealism 89 Elizabeth Legge 6 Surrealism and the Question of Politics, 1925 1939 110 Raymond Spiteri 7 Other Surrealisms: Center and Periphery in International Perspective 131 Michael Richardson 8 Dada and Surrealism in Japan 144 Majella Munro 9 Dada and Surrealism in Central and Eastern Europe 161 Krzysztof Fija kowski 10 Surrealism in Latin America 177 Dawn Ades Part II Themes and Interpretations 197 11 Dissemination: The Dada and Surrealist Journals 199 Emily Hage 12 Artists into Curators: Dada and Surrealist Exhibition Practices 211 Adam Jolles 13 Dada and Surrealist Poetics 225 Eric Robertson 14 Chance and Automatism: Genealogies of the Dissociative in Dada and Surrealism 242 Abigail Susik 15 Crime/Insurrection 258 Jonathan P. Eburne 16 Re enchantment: Surrealist Discourses of Childhood, Hermeticism, and the Outmoded 270 David Hopkins 17 Surrealism and Natural History: Nature and the Marvelous in Breton and Caillois 287 Donna Roberts 18 The Surrealist Collection: Ghosts in the Laboratory 304 Katharine Conley 19 The Ethnographic Turn 319 Julia Kelly 20 Desire Bound: Violence, Body, Machine 334 Neil Cox 21 Equivocal Gender: Dada/Surrealism and Sexual Politics between the Wars 352 Tirza True Latimer 22 Feminist Interventions: Revising the Canon 366 Patricia Allmer Part III Continuations/Aftermaths 383 23 The Surrealist Movement since the 1940s 385 Steven Harris 24 Dada, Surrealism and their Heritage? The North American Reception of Dada and Surrealism 400 James Boaden 25 Surrealism and Counterculture 416 Elliott H. King 26 Assimilation: Objects; Commodities; Fashion 431 Ulrich Lehmann 27 Sightings: Surrealist Idiolect, Gothic Marxism, Global Perils 449 Angela Dimitrakaki Index 464