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Visual Metafictions: Mark Fairnington's 'Mantidae' Paintings and Victorian Representations of the 'Real' (2018)
Journal Article
Elstob, I. (2018). Visual Metafictions: Mark Fairnington's 'Mantidae' Paintings and Victorian Representations of the 'Real'. Neo-Victorian Studies, 10(2), 129-158

This paper examines the contemporary British artist Mark Fairnington’s Mantidae series of paintings (2000) via the representational methods of his working process. Taking each stage of this process in turn, the paper examines key discourses... Read More

Historiographic montage: redrawing the life of a Victorian woman naturalist in the postmodern visual arts’ (2017)
Journal Article
Elstob, I. Historiographic montage: redrawing the life of a Victorian woman naturalist in the postmodern visual arts’. Manuscript submitted for publication

This essay applies postmodern literary theory to its examination of Dorothy Cross’s 2003 video work Medusae. A visual representation of the obscure woman naturalist Maude Delap, Medusae is argued to function as historiographic montage, interrogating... Read More