The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture

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Overview

The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture is a timely interdisciplinary collection of original essays concerning the ethical stakes of the image in our visually-saturated age. It explores the role of the material image in bearing witness to historical events and the visual representation of witnesses to collective trauma. In arguing for the agency of the image, this unique collection debates post-traumatic memory, documentary ethics, embodied vision, and the recycling of images. It discusses works by Chris Marker, Errol Morris, Derek Jarman, Doris Salcedo, Gerhard Richter, and Boris Mikhailov, along with images from popular culture, including websites and home movies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905674190
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 12/13/2007
  • Series: Nonfictions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis Guerin is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Kent. She is the author of A Culture of Light-Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany.Roger Hallas is assistant professor of English at Syracuse University.

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Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors     vii
Introduction   Frances Guerin   Roger Hallas     1
The Body of the Witness
Portraits of Presence: Excavating Traumatic Identity in Contemporary Catalan Testimonies   Camila Loew     23
Sound, Image and the Corporeal Implication of Witnessing in Derek Jarman's Blue   Roger Hallas     37
Symbolic Bodies, Real Pain: Post-Soviet History, Boris Mikhailov and the Impasse of Documentary Photography   Matthias Christen     52
Testimonial Interactivity
Re-collecting the Collective: Mediatised Memory and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission   Stephanie Marlin-Curiel     69
Since We Forgot: Remembrance and Recognition of the Armenian Genocide in Virtual Archives   Leshu Torchin     82
False Witness: Combat Entertainment and Citizen Training in the United States   Karen J. Hall     98
Second Hand Visions
The Grey Space Between: Gerhard Richter's 18. Oktober 1977   Frances Guerin     113
A Game That Must Be Lost: Chris Marker Replays Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amour   Jonathan Kear     129
The Domestic Vision of Vietnam Home Movies   Guy Westwell     143
Temporal and Spatial Displacements
Constructing the Image of Postmemory   Tina Wasserman     159
Haunting Absences: Witnessing Loss in Doris Salcedo's Atrabilarios and Beyond   Edlie L. Wong     173
Picturing Ruinscapes: The Aerial Photograph as Image of Historical Trauma   Davide Deriu     189
Witnessing the Witness
Not Looking at Lynching Photographs   James Polchin     207
Here and Then: The Act of Remembering in Richard Dindo's Documentaries   Marcy Goldberg     223
Megatronic Memories: Errol Morris and the Politics of Witnessing   Devin Orgeron   Marsha Orgeron     238
Index     253
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