Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 590. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-04-03 01:04:16+00:00 From: Dee Mcaree
Subject: RE: [Humanist] 32.589: drawing & thinking: more replies Dear Ken, In addition to the scholarly works on the list, I'd suggest a wonderful short story by Raymond Carver called "Cathedral" about a metaphorically blind man who encounters a physically blind man who acts as a doppleganger of sorts, forcing him to confront his own blindness. (Carver's irony is masterful.) In the story, the narrator, very frustrated by his own limited language, is guided by the blind man in an act of imaginative drawing. The story raises many ideas about knowledge, faith and "feeling." I think it was St. Augustine who said that transcendence has no words and Carver's story illustrates this idea of visionary drawing as epiphany. Finally, I think children's books should not be overlooked in a conversation on drawing and visual literacy. How an illustrator like Bemelmans or Steptoe "shapes a reality" or envisions a world is quite different, yet frames a discussion about conception and patterns of visual storytelling. Best, Dee _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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