Silent abstractions versus "Look at me" drawings: Corpus evidence that artworks' subject matter affects their fictive speech

Sullivan, Karen (2016). Silent abstractions versus "Look at me" drawings: Corpus evidence that artworks' subject matter affects their fictive speech. In Esther Pascual and Sergeiy Sandler (Ed.), The conversation frame: forms and functions of fictive interactions (pp. 87-109) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Co.

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Author Sullivan, Karen
Title of chapter Silent abstractions versus "Look at me" drawings: Corpus evidence that artworks' subject matter affects their fictive speech
Title of book The conversation frame: forms and functions of fictive interactions
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Co
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2016
Series Human Cognitive Processing
ISBN 9789027246714
Editor Esther Pascual
Sergeiy Sandler
Volume number 55
Chapter number 5
Start page 87
End page 109
Total pages 23
Total chapters 17
Collection year 2017
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Artworks can be said to metaphorically “speak” to their viewers (Sullivan 2006, 2009) in a form of fictive interaction (Pascual 2002). The current study examines the fictive speech of different types of artworks in a corpus of 1,105 examples extracted from DeviantART, the world’s largest online artwork community. In the corpus, abstract artworks are less often presented as “speaking” directly than figurative artworks. That is, a figurative painting might say, “Look at me!” in directly presented speech, whereas an abstract work is more likely to scream for attention without any direct speech attributed to the artwork. I suggest three reasons for this disparity. I also find that artworks depicting named characters participate in fictive conversations not shared by other works.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Link to publisher's website: https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/hcp.55/toc

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