(In)edible beauty: the surreal, the uncanny, the sentimental in Walt Disney's fairy-tale cartoons, 1937-1991

Figgis, Laurence (2013) (In)edible beauty: the surreal, the uncanny, the sentimental in Walt Disney's fairy-tale cartoons, 1937-1991. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This research has not been informed by direct visual comparison between Disney animation and works of avant-garde surrealism. Instead the author has drawn on verbal texts produced by writers and artists associated with the movement (notably those of Andre Breton, Salvador Dali and Louis Aragon) to interrogate a small number of Walt Disney's animated films produced between 1937 and 1991. The thesis considers the disturbance of taste in Disney's much-reviled sentimental oeuvre as a form of pictorial and psychological disturbance analogous to Surrealist concepts of 'convulsive' and 'edible beauty'.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this thesis cannot be made available online. Access to the printed version is available once any embargo periods have expired.
Keywords: Disney, Dali, surrealism, uncanny, convulsive, edible, beauty
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Hopkins, Prof. David and Lury, Prof. Karen
Date of Award: 2013
Depositing User: Mr Laurence Figgis
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4338
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 15:31
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 15:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4338

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