Event Title

Academic Paper Session III-B

Location

Metcalf 104

Start Date

5-6-2010 9:30 AM

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"Hidden Treasure: Research on the Life and Work of George MacDonald" - Barbara Amell

"Dombey & Grandson: Charles Dickens' Influence on At The Back of the North Wind" - Robert Trexler

During the time I spent exploring the illustrations for At The Back of the North Wind, I discovered a strong influence between MacDonald’s plot and theme for his book and the earlier Charles Dickens book Dombey & Son. Once it is pointed out it seems incontrovertibly true.

"Painting in Prose: Ardent Pre-Raphaelitism in George MacDonald's Literary Landscapes" - Cynthia DeMarcus Manson

Although not a visual artist, George MacDonald can be recognized for composing prose landscapes in his literary works that are Pre-Raphaelite in principle and style. MacDonald created word paintings that reference specific Pre-Raphaelite artworks; his landscapes show the shared influence of John Ruskin’s art theory, and he employs compositional techniques that correspond to the symbolic realism in early Pre-Raphaelite canvases. An awareness of MacDonald’s Pre-Raphaelitism adds to the appreciation of both his fiction and non-fiction.

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Jun 5th, 9:30 AM

Academic Paper Session III-B

Metcalf 104

"Hidden Treasure: Research on the Life and Work of George MacDonald" - Barbara Amell

"Dombey & Grandson: Charles Dickens' Influence on At The Back of the North Wind" - Robert Trexler

During the time I spent exploring the illustrations for At The Back of the North Wind, I discovered a strong influence between MacDonald’s plot and theme for his book and the earlier Charles Dickens book Dombey & Son. Once it is pointed out it seems incontrovertibly true.

"Painting in Prose: Ardent Pre-Raphaelitism in George MacDonald's Literary Landscapes" - Cynthia DeMarcus Manson

Although not a visual artist, George MacDonald can be recognized for composing prose landscapes in his literary works that are Pre-Raphaelite in principle and style. MacDonald created word paintings that reference specific Pre-Raphaelite artworks; his landscapes show the shared influence of John Ruskin’s art theory, and he employs compositional techniques that correspond to the symbolic realism in early Pre-Raphaelite canvases. An awareness of MacDonald’s Pre-Raphaelitism adds to the appreciation of both his fiction and non-fiction.