Benesch, Klaus

Walking and the Aesthetics of Modernity

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Table of contents

Part I. Poetics

1. Walking the Streets of London in the Eighteenth Century: A Performative Art?
Emmanuelle Peraldo

2. Musing, Painting, and Writing: Walking as an Art in Diderot’s Promenade Vernet (Salon de 1767)

Juliette Fabre

3. “Du croisement de leurs innombrables rapports”: Baudelaire and De Quincey’s flâneurs

Estelle Murail

4. How Poetry Comes to Him: An Excursion to Gary Snyder’s Wild Poetics
Thomas Pughe

5. Revisiting the American “Walk Poem”: A.R. Ammons, Charles Olson, and Jonathan Williams
Lacy Rumsey

Part II. Performance

6. Marianne Colston’s Art of Walking: Gendering the Picturesque in Journal of a Tour in France, Switzerland, and Italy

Isabelle Baudino

7. Following Footprints: Photography, Writing, and the Artist’s Book in Art Walking
Bridget Sheridan

8. Wayfaring in the Megacity: Tsai Ming-Liang’s Walker and Lav Diaz’s Melancholia

Gabrielle Finnane

9. The Art of Walking in Space and Time: The Quest for London
Tatiana Pogossian

10. Walking with the World: Toward an Ecological Approach to Performative Art Practice
Andrew Goodman

Part III. Pathology

11. The Art of Walking and the Mindscapes of Trauma in Thomas De Quincey’s Autobiographical Works: The Pains of Wandering, the Pains of Remembering
Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay

12. Writing Dromomania in the Romantic Era: Nerval, Collins, and Charlotte Brontë
Sarah Mombert

13. A Juggernaut in the Streets of London: Walking as Destructive Force in R.L. Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Catherine M. Welter

14. Thomas Wolfe and the Urban Night Prowl: Walking, Modernism, and Myth
Amélie Moisy

15. Existential Wanderings in Gus Van Sant’s “Walking Trilogy”: Gerry, Elephant, and Last Days

Sophie Walon

Part IV. Politics

16. Perambulating the Village: Henry David Thoreau and the Politics of “Walking”
Julien Nègre

17. Walking in Wartime: Edith Wharton’s “The Look of Paris”
Virginia Ricard

18. Pound, Peripatetic Verse, and the Postwar Liberal Aesthetic
Andrew S. Gross

19. The Art of the “Good Step” in Colm Tóibín’s Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border (1987)
Marie Mianowski

20. Walking and Technology in the Fiction of Jennifer Egan: Moving toward the Posthuman
Andrew Estes

Keywords: Literature, Literary History, History of Philosophy, Arts

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