Ileana Marin, Comparative Literature
An Experimental Reading
The Experimental Reading project tries to simulate/create a multimedia reading through various juxtapositions and interactions: texts and images, images of texts and their tagged versions, paintings which contain almost illegible texts juxtaposed with leggible versions of those texts, texts as images, etc. This multilayered reading will enlarge the readers perspective on their own activity. Reading process, on the one hand, and readers response, on the other, are more and more dependent on the digital media which support texts and images alike. The vecinity of the two, as well as the computer assisted reading have already changed reading habits, positions, and contexts. I intend to continue to work on my project Sonnets for Pictures to gather all the visually different versions of these poems. I would also like to expand this Experimental Reading Project to Paul Klees compositions and Rene Magrittes paintings. Both painters deal with texts as images into images, which are nonetheless texts.