Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative

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Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative by Alex Hughes

How are photographs understood as narratives? In this book twenty-two original critical essays tackle this overarching question in a series of case studies moving chronologically across the history of photography from the 1840s to the twenty-first century. The contributors explore the intersections of photography with history, memory, autobiography, time, death, mapping, the discourse of Orientalism, digital technology, and representations of race and gender. The essays range in focus from the role of photographic images in the memorialization of the Holocaust, the Argentine "Dirty Warm," and Japanese American internment camps through Man Ray's classic image "Noire et blanche" and Nan Goldin's "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" to the function of family albums in nineteenth-century England and America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826328250
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: (w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alex Hughes is professor of French at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Andrea Noble teaches in the Department of Spanish at the University of Durham, England.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Notes on Contributorsxi
Part 1Photography and Testimony
Chapter 1.Nazi Photographs in Post-Holocaust Art: Gender as an Idiom of Memorialization19
Chapter 2.Narratives of Place: History and Memory and the Evidential Force of Photography in Work by Meridel Rubenstein and Joan Myers41
Chapter 3.Still Moving Images: Photographs of the Disappeared in Films about the "Dirty War" in Argentina63
Part 2Photography and Narrative Commemoration
Chapter 4.Image--Memory--Text89
Chapter 5.Nan Goldin: Bohemian Ballads103
Part 3Photography and Narratives of Difference
Chapter 6.(Con)text and Image: Reframing Man Ray's Noire et blanche119
Chapter 7.Gender in the Archive: Maria Zavala and the Drama of (not) Looking136
Chapter 8.Humanism Reimagined: Spain as a Photographic Subject in W. Eugene Smith's "Spanish Village" (1951) and Cristina Garcia Rodero's Espana oculta (1989)149
Part 4Photography and Narratives of Identity
Chapter 9.Herve Guibert's Photographic Autobiography: Self-Portraiture in L'Image fantome167
Chapter 10.Sophie Calle's Des histoires vraies: Irony and Beyond182
Part 5Phototextual Momentum
Chapter 11."Neither an Odyssey nor a Testament": Drifting with Jacques Derrida and Catherine Malabou201
Chapter 12.In the Spiral of Time: Memory, Temporality, and Subjectivity in Chris Marker's La Jetee218
Part 6Phototextual Constructions
Chapter 13.Talking through the "Fotygraft Album"239
Chapter 14.The "Eyes of Affection" and Fashionable Femininity: Representations of Photography in Nineteenth-Century Magazines and Victorian "Society" Albums254
Selected Bibliography271

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