On Writing with Photography

On Writing with Photography

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ISBN-13: 9780816677290
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 02/22/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Karen Beckman is Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Vanishing Women: Magic, Film, and Feminism and Crash: Cinema and the Politics of Speed and Stasis.

Liliane Weissberg is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences and Professor of German and Comparative Literature.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Karen Beckman and Liliane Weissberg

1. From the Birth of Photography to the Death of the Author

Marcy J. Dinius

2. Picturing the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell and the Divergent Paths of Art

and Science in the Representation of the Colorado River and Utah Canyonlands

Roderick Coover

3. “Watch How Dem Touris’ Like Fe Look”: Tourist Photography and Claude McKay’s

Jamaica

Leah Rosenberg

4. Captured Things: Man Ray’s Object Photography

Janine Mileaf

5. Photography’s Linguistic Turn: On Werner Graeff’s Here Comes the New

Photographer!

Daniel H. Magilow

6. The Power of What Is Not There: James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Stuart Burrows

7. Playing Doll

Liliane Weissberg

8. Situating Images: Photography, Writing, and Cinema in the Work of Guy Debord

Tyrus Miller

9. The Generation of Postmemory

Marianne Hirsch

10. Picturing the Specter of History: Zhang Ailing’s Visual Practice

Xiaojue Wang

11. Sphinxes without Secrets: W. G. Sebald’s Albums and the Aesthetics of

Photographic Exchange

Adrian Daub

12. Nothing to Say: The War on Terror and the Mad Photography of Roland Barthes

Karen Beckman

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