Robert Williams

Williams, Robert (2013) Robert Williams. In: Briggs, Kate and Russo, Lucrezia, (eds.) The Nabokov paper: a project by Kate Briggs and Lucrezia Russo. Information as material, York, UK.

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Abstract

Robert Williams and Jack Aylward-Williams contribute to this volume. This publication documents an experiment in novel-reading. It takes as its starting point a series of exam questions set by Vladimir Nabokov in the 1950s, for students of his now famous lectures on great works of European fiction. In April 2012, ten artists, eight writers, six university professors, three translators, two architects, a librarian, a curator, a graphic designer, an illustrator and a computer engineer each selected a question on one of seven course texts that range from Mansfield Park to Ulysses. The responses they turned in take the form of writing, drawing, painting, film, graphs, indexes, lists, maps, newly designed editions, objects, scale-models, a lecture and a reading game. The aim was to discover what Nabokov’s idiosyncratic take on ‘good reading’ might have to teach us today: about the novel, about how reading works across practices and disciplines, and about the past, present and future forms of literary criticism.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Information as material
ISBN: 9781907468209
Departments: Fine and Applied Arts
Additional Information: Associated exhibition took place Shandy Hall, Coxwold, UK 26 October - 22 November 2013.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 16:40
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 16:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4208

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