Creative undoing of form

movebeyondformLongtime Arts & Sciences Honors Program Assistant Director Mary Joe Hughes, a beloved teacher who recently retired from Boston College, has published The Move Beyond Form: Creative Undoing in Literature and the Arts since 1960 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). The book focuses on works of art, music, literature, and film since 1960 that convey meaning through a creative undoing of form. Hughes suggests that cultural production of this time period conceived the world not so much as a series of separate entities, including art objects, but as an endless maze of relations and interconnections. By focusing attention on the in-between spaces, these works were able to provide nuance and meaning to a way of thinking that is difficult to demonstrate through language alone.

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