Date on Senior Honors Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis
College of Arts and Sciences
multimedia; William Blake; postmodern
This paper examines Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 novel, Breakfast of Champions, in the context of word-image theory and multimedia publication. Drawing from the critical discourse surrounding the illuminated manuscripts of William Blake, the paper discusses Vonnegut's experimentation with a "composite" work and re-evaluates the significance of the novel in light of this innovation.
Schreiner, Blake, "Vonnegut's composite work : the importance of illustration in Breakfast of champions." (2017). College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses. Paper 142.
This paper examines the critical relationship between text and image in Kurt Vonnegut's self-illustrated novel, Breakfast of Champions (1973). It explores the effects of this relationship on interpretations of the novel and on the novel's classification as a multimedia publication.