Dark Dualities, Emergence and Eruption: Representations of The Shadow within Contemporary Illustrated Narratives

Scott, Linda (2019) Dark Dualities, Emergence and Eruption: Representations of The Shadow within Contemporary Illustrated Narratives. In: CONFIA19, 14th - 16th June 2019, Viana Do Castello, Portugal. (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

Shadow characters appear in narratives throughout history and illustrated formats provide opportunities for rich interpretations of themes which shock, titillate and make us question our very nature as humans. Through analysis of two classic novels - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and A Picture of Dorian Gray and through studies of visual interpretations of these, themes of evil and the duality of human nature are explored. The roles of both illustrator and writer ,in terms of representations of dark characters, is key to an understanding of and identification with the darker and less acceptable parts of ourselves – the parts that Carl Jung suggested that , through psychological repression ,we relegate to the unconscious. The illustrators of these stories brought these characters out from the shadows and into the light through rich and expressive visual representations .

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carl Jung ,The Shadow , Lorenzo Mattotti , Jerry Kramsky , Robert Louis Stevenson , Oscar Wilde , Andrez Klimowski, Danusia Shejbal ,Ian Edgington, I.N.J. Culbard
ISBN: 978-989-54489-1-3
Subjects: Arts > Drawing
Arts > Graphic Arts
Arts > Illustration
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Arts > Miscellaneous
Philosophy & Psychology
Research
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Illustration
Depositing User: Linda Scott
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 13:27
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 15:37
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3325

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