A survey of relation between visual arts and literature from the early twentieth century to the present day. The art movements under scrutiny include Impressionism, Symbolism, Surrealism, Abstraction, Lettrism and Situationism. Extends questions addressed in C21-3 and develops knowledge of literature and art history.

  • Preparatory reading: André Breton, Nadja (Gallimard, 1973) ; Georges Bataille, Le Bleu du Ciel (Poche, 2004) ; Robert Antelme, L’espèce humaine (Ed TEL, 1957)