A moment of joy:essays on art, writing, and life


作者:Tzu Yu Allison Lin[作]








This book is for readers who are interested in literature, visual arts and writings about life. Most of the time, life itself, including personal ones and collective ones (such as nation, natural environment and so forth), gives incredible inspirations to the one who is writing. And yet, through more reading and more thinking, the writing self can imagine someone else’s way of living, as if he or she is living through it. This collection of essays brings literature and visual arts together, as their aesthetics come to complete each other.
A collection of essays that explores the intricate relationships between literature and art, bringing new insights into famous writers such as Henry James and Virginia Woolfe.

Dr Tzu Yu Allison Lin received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include visual and verbal representations, literary theory and criticism, writers and cities. Dr Lin has publications such as articles and books in English and in Chinese, including Virginia Woolf and the European Avant-Garde (2009) and Mystic Virginia Woolf (2012). She is an assistant professor in Faculty of Education, Gaziantep University, Turkey.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Through the Gaze:History, Literature and Arts
  • Chapter 2 Jane Eyre:Arts in the Novel of Charlotte Brontë
  • Chapter 3 Teaching English and Cultural Exchange in Gaziantep
  • Chapter 4 Roger Fry, Istanbul, and the Art of Seeing
  • Chapter 5 The Dialectical Relation:Landscape and History in The Last of the Mohicans and The Course of Empire
  • Chapter 6 Self, Art, Fiction:The Portrait of a Lady
  • Chapter 7 London and Crisis in Henry James’s The Awkward Age
  • Chapter 8 The Flâneur’s Gaze and the Dialectical Representation of London:Using Woolf ’s “Street Haunting” as an Example