“With a Sound That Bright, Who Needs Light?”: Fiction’s Return to the Anti-Visual Sublime

Barr, Simone P.


  • At the turn of the 21st century, writers have found themselves in a position not unlike the Anti-pictorialists centuries before them. Just as spectacle was a natural byproduct of the Industrial Revolution, the technology of the early aughts was designed with sparkling visual consumption as its top priority. In a world now curated for passive engagement, how can literature prevail, and establish ... read more
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