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  1. Core Survey Books 4 items
    Suggested for student purchase:
    1. Dada and Surrealism - Matthew Gale 1997

      Book 

    2. Dada and Surrealism: a very short introduction - David Hopkins 2004

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Nadja - André Breton 1999 [1928]

      Book 

  2. Discussion Texts for Seminars 39 items
    Note further reading for each topic follows in s separate section below.
    1. Week 1: Introduction: Context of Dada 3 items
      1. Seminar: Precursors of Dada

         

        Please read:

      2. Dada and Surrealism: a very short introduction - David Hopkins 2004

        Book  Chapter 1, 'Dada and Surrealism: a historical overview’.

    2. Week 2: Dada in Zurich / Dada in New York 1 2 items
      Discussion texts:
      1. Dada Manifesto - Tristan Tzara 1918

        Document 

    3. Week 3: Dada in New York 2 / Dada in Germany 4 items
      Discussion texts:
      1. The full translated text is available as The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (Green Box notes), trans. G. Heard Hamilton, Percy Lund Humfries, 1960 & 1963:

      2. The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even - Marcel Duchamp 1960

        Book  An extract has been digitised.

    4. Week 4: Dada in Paris / Birth of Surrealism 3 items
      Discussion texts:
      1. The Unsilvered Glass - André Breton, Philippe Soupault

        Chapter  Digitised.

    5. Week 5: The Role of the Unconscious 3 items
      Discussion texts:
    6. Week 6: Surrealist Film 4 items
      Discussion texts:
      1. On Décor - L. Aragon

        Chapter  Digitised.

      2. Further reading: 1 item
        1. Un chien andalou - Robert Short

          Chapter 

    7. Week 7: The Surrealist Object and the Changing Political Agenda 4 items
      Discussion texts:
    8. Week 8: Surrealist Photography / Bataille’s critique of Breton 7 items
      Discussion texts:
      1. Encyclopædia Acephalica - Georges Bataille 1995

        Book  Read: Entries on ‘Formless’, ‘Spittle’, ‘Mouth’, (digitised) plus ‘Big Toe’, ‘Human Face’.

      2. Abattoir - Yve-Alain Bois

        Chapter  Digitised.

    9. Week 9: Surrealism and Women 6 items
      Discussion texts:
      1. Nadja - André Breton 1999

        Book 

      2. The Fiftieth Anniversary of Hysteria - A. Breton, L. Aragon 1928

        Article  In French.

      3. Text translation in the following:

      4. What is surrealism?: selected writings [of] André Breton - André Breton, Franklin Rosemont 1978

        Book  See 'The Fiftieth Anniversary of Hysteria' (digitised).

      5. Breton or Poetry - Simone de Beauvoir

        Chapter  Digitised.

    10. Week 10 1 item
      1. No classes

    11. Week 11: Salvador Dalí and Paranoia 2 items
      Discussion texts:
  3. Further Reading for Seminars 161 items
    1. Week 2: Dada in Zurich 13 items
      1. Collected French writings: poems, essays, memories - Hans Arp, Marcel Jean, Joachim Neugroschel 1974

        Book 

      2. Flight out of time: a Dada diary - Hugo Ball, John Elderfield, Ann Raimes 1995

        Book 

      3. Dada & Surrealism - Matthew Gale 1997

        Book 

      4. Arp's Chance Collages - Jane Hancock

        Chapter 

      5. Dada and Mysticism - Richard Sheppard

        Chapter 

      6. Seven Dada manifestos and lampisteries - Tristan Tzara, Barbara Wright 1977

        Book 

      7. Chance, a perspective on Dada - Harriett Watts 1979

        Book 

    2. Weeks 2 & 3: Dada in New York 20 items
      1. Marcel Duchamp - Dawn Ades, Neil Cox, David Hopkins, Marcel Duchamp 1999

        Book 

      2. Marcel Duchamp: Fountain - William A. Camfield, Walter Hopps 1989

        Book 

      3. Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp - Pierre Cabanne, Marcel Duchamp, Ron Padgett 1971

        Book 

      4. New York Dada, 1915-23 - Francis M. Naumann 1994

        Book 

    3. Week 3: Dada in Germany 16 items
      1. Photomontage - Dawn Ades 1986

        Book 

      2. Hannah Hoch and Raoul Hausmann - Renée Riese Hubert

        Chapter 

      3. En Avant Dada: A History of Dadaism - Richard Huelsenbeck

        Chapter 

      4. Memoirs of a Dada drummer - Richard Huelsenbeck, Hans J. Kleinschmidt, Rudolf E. Kuenzli, Joachim Neugroschel 1991

        Book 

      5. Dada Almanack - Richard Huelsenbeck 1966

        Book 

      6. John Heartfield - John Heartfield, Peter Pachnicke, Klaus Honnef, Hubertus Gassner 1992

        Book 

      7. George Grosz, his life and work - Uwe M. Schneede, George Grosz, Georg Bussmann, Susanne Flatauer 1979

        Book 

      8. Dada and Politics - Richard Sheppard

        Chapter 

    4. Week 4: Dada in Paris / Birth of Surrealism 15 items
      1. Conversations: the autobiography of surrealism - André Breton, André Parinaud, Mark Polizzotti 1993

        Book 

      2. Manifestoes of surrealism - André Breton, Richard Seaver, Helen R. Lane 1972

        Book 

      3. What is surrealism?: selected writings [of] André Breton - André Breton, Franklin Rosemont 1978

        Book 

      4. Dada & Surrealism - Matthew Gale 1997

        Book 

      5. The Picabia/Breton Axis - Ronald Hunt 1966

        Article  Digitised.

      6. De Chirico: the metaphysical period, 1888-1919 - Paolo Baldacci, Giorgio De Chirico 1997

        Book 

      7. Dada in Paris - Michel Sanouillet, Anne Sanouillet, Sharmila Ganguly 2009

        Book 

    5. Week 5: The Role of the Unconscious 18 items
      1. History of the Surrealist movement - Gérard Durozoi 2004

        Book  Chapter 2. Additional copy available at classmark NX456.5S8D88A6.

      2. Convulsive Identity - Hal Foster

        Chapter 

      3. Dada & Surrealism - Matthew Gale 1997

        Book  pp. 213-264.

      4. André Masson - William Rubin, Carolyn Lanchner 1976

        Book 

      5. Max Ernst: collages : the invention of the Surrealist universe - Werner Spies, John William Gabriel (trans.) 1991

        Book 

      6. Max Ernst: a retrospective - Werner Spies, Sabine Rewald 2005

        Book 

    6. Week 6: Surrealist Film 14 items
      1. Luis Buñuel: a critical biography - Francisco Aranda, David Robinson (trans.) 1975

        Book 

      2. My last sigh - Luis Buñuel, Abigail Israel (trans.) 1984

        Book 

      3. History of the Surrealist movement - Gérard Durozoi 2004

        Book  Chapters 2 and 3, relevant sections. Additional copy available at classmark NX456.5S8D88A6.

      4. Dalí & film - Matthew Gale 2007

        Book 

      5. Dada and surrealist film - Rudolf E. Kuenzli 1996

        Book 

      6. Surrealism and cinema - Michael Richardson 2006

        Book 

      7. The age of gold: Surrealist cinema - Robert Short 2003

        Book  Especially pp. 51-101.

      8. Films: 5 items
        1. Un chien andalou - Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali 1929 (dvd)

          Audio-visual document  To be shown in class.

        2. L'âge d'or - Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali 1930 (dvd)

          Audio-visual document 

        3. The Seashell and the Clergyman - Germaine Dulac 1928 (dvd)

          Audio-visual document 

        4. Man Ray films on DVD in the Visual Resources Library, Art History.

        5. Dada cinema - Hans Richter 2005 (dvd)

          Audio-visual document  Contains short films by Richter, Eggeling, Man Ray, Picabia, Léger etc.

    7. Week 7: The Surrealist Object and the Changing Political Agenda 16 items
      1. Communicating vessels - André Breton, Mary Ann Caws (trans.), Geoffrey T. Harris (trans.) 1990

        Book 

      2. Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art - André Breton, Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky

        Chapter 

      3. Surrealist art and thought in the 1930's: art, politics, and the psyche - Steven Harris 2004

        Book  See chapter 5, 'Beware of Domestic Objects: Vocation and Equivocation in 1936'.

      4. The originality of the avant-garde and other modernist myths - Rosalind E. Krauss 1985

        Book  Essay on Giacometti, 'No More Play'.

      5. The Surrealist Object as Fetish - Johanna Malt

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      6. Surrealism against the current: tracts and declarations - Michael Richardson, Krzysztof Fijalkowski 2001

        Book 

      7. The Politics of Surrealism, 1920-36 - Robert S. Short 1966

        Article  Reprinted in 'Surrealism, politics, and culture' by Raymond Spiteri and Donald LaCoss (available at classmark NX542.S75).

      8. Surrealism and the Question of Politics, 1925-1939 - Raymond Spiteri

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    8. Week 8: Surrealist Photography / Bataille's Critique of Breton 17 items
      1. André Breton: 42, rue Fontaine - CalmelsCohen 2002

        Book  Sales auction catalogue. See [7] Photographies. Accompanying DVD is available at classmark dv PQ2603.R35Z5C2.

      2. The absence of myth: writings on surrealism - Georges Bataille, Michael Richardson (trans.) 1994

        Book 

      3. Visions of excess: selected writings, 1927-1939 - Georges Bataille, Allan Stoekl (ed.) 1985

        Book 

      4. Photography and surrealism: sexuality, colonialism and social dissent - David Bate 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      5. Formless: a user's guide - Yve Alain Bois, Rosalind E. Krauss 1997

        Book 

      6. Nadja - André Breton, Richard Howard (trans.) 1999

        Book 

      7. The predicament of culture: twentieth-century ethnography, literature, and art - James Clifford 1988

        Book  Part two on Ethnography and Surrealism.

      8. Dada & Surrealism - Matthew Gale 1997

        Book  pp. 267-302.

      9. Bataille: writing the sacred - Carolyn Bailey Gill 1995

        Book 

      10. The originality of the avant-garde and other modernist myths - Rosalind E. Krauss 1985

        Book  'No More Play' and 'The Photographic Conditions of Surrealism'.

    9. Week 9: Surrealism and Women 23 items
      1. Mad Love - André Breton 1987

        Book 

      2. Breton or Poetry - Simone de Beauvoir

        Chapter  Multiple editions available around classmark HQ1208.B4.

      3. Surrealist women: an international anthology - Penelope Rosemont 1998 (electronic book)

        Book  'Captive Balloon' (1926), 'The Invisible Adventure' (1930), 'From Life ...' (1933) and 'Beware Domestic Objects' (1936) by Claude Cahun.

      4. Surrealism and women - Mary Ann Caws, Rudolf E. Kuenzli, Gloria Gwen Raaberg 1991

        Book 

      5. Surrealism, Myth and Psychoanalysis - Briony Fer

        Chapter  Relevant sections on Woman and Desire, Nadja, Hysteria, Muse / Artist and Kahlo, pp. 171-189, 209-221, 231-244.

      6. Dada & Surrealism - Matthew Gale 1997

        Book  pp. 307-315.

      7. Coup d'œil - Steven Harris 2001

        Article 

      8. Bachelors - Rosalind E. Krauss 1999

        Book 

      9. Surrealism: desire unbound - Jennifer Mundy 2001

        Book  Chapters 2 and 8.

      10. Subversive intent: gender, politics, and the avant-garde - Susan Rubin Suleiman 1990

        Book  Chapters 4, 5 and 7.

    10. Week 11: Salvador Dalí and Paranoia 9 items
      1. Dalí - Dawn Ades 1982

        Book  Chapter 3, 'Dalí, Surrealism and Psychoanalyis', and chapter 4, 'Painting and the Paranoiac-critical method'.

      2. Salvador Dalí: a mythology - Dawn Ades, Fiona Bradley 1998

        Book 

      3. The secret life of Salvador Dalí - Salvador Dalí, Haakon Chevalier (trans.) 1942

        Book 

      4. Salvador Dalí: the construction of the image, 1925-1930 - Fèlix Fanés 2007

        Book  Chapters 5 and 6.

      5. The collected writings of Salvador Dalí - Haim N. Finkelstein (trans.) 1998

        Book 

      6. Dalí - Robert Radford 1997

        Book 

  4. Monographs and General Reading 60 items
    1. Surrealist art - Sarane Alexandrian, Gordon Clough (trans.) 1970

      Book 

    2. Architectural Design: Special issue on Surrealism and architecture. Nos. 2-3, 1978.

       

      Library holdings don't cover this volume, however a copy is available for consultation at the University of Dundee. For more information on how to join other libraries and access their holdings, please see the Library webpages or contact us for help.

    3. André Breton, magus of surrealism - Anna Elizabeth Balakian 1971

      Book 

    4. André Breton today - Anna Elizabeth Balakian, Rudolf E. Kuenzli 1989

      Book 

    5. Max Ernst: Dada and the dawn of Surrealism - William A. Camfield, Werner Spies 1993

      Book 

    6. Surrealism - Mary Ann Caws 2004

      Book 

    7. Marcel Duchamp - Anne D'Harnoncourt, Kynaston McShine 1974

      Book 

    8. The collages of Kurt Schwitters: tradition and innovation - Dorothea Dietrich, Kurt Schwitters 1993

      Book 

    9. Joan Miró: life and work - Jacques Dupin 1962

      Book 

    10. Kurt Schwitters - John Elderfield 1985

      Book 

    11. Realism, rationalism, surrealism: art between the wars - Briony Fer, David Batchelor, Paul Wood 1993

      Book 

    12. Compulsive beauty - Hal Foster 1993

      Book 

    13. Dada/dimensions - Stephen C. Foster 1995

      Book 

    14. Dada spectrum: the dialectics of revolt - Stephen C. Foster, Rudolf E. Kuenzli 1979

      Book 

    15. A short survey of surrealism - David Gascoyne 1936

      Book 

    16. The surrealist revolution in France - Herbert S. Gershman 1969

      Book 

    17. Dada's women - Ruth Hemus 2009

      Book 

    18. Marcel Duchamp: artist of the century - Rudolf E. Kuenzli, Francis M. Naumann 1989

      Book 

    19. Joan Miró - Carolyn Lanchner 1993

      Book 

    20. Obscure objects of desire: surrealism, fetishism, and politics - Johanna Malt 2004

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    21. Surrealism: desire unbound - Jennifer Mundy 2001

      Book 

    22. The history of surrealism - Maurice Nadeau, Richard Howard (trans.) 1968

      Book 

    23. Investigating sex: surrealist research, 1928-1932 - José Pierre, Malcolm Imrie (trans.) 1992

      Book 

    24. Dada: art and anti-art - Hans Richter 1965

      Book 

    25. Modernism-Dada-Postmodernism - Richard Sheppard 2000

      Book 

    26. Dada & surrealism - Robert Short 1980

      Book 

    27. Max Ernst: a retrospective - Werner Spies 1995

      Book 

    28. Magritte - David Sylvester 1992

      Book 

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